Mohawk Women Cagers Give Duffy His 100th Win

Mohawk's Kevin Duffy picked up his 100th victory as head coach of the women's basketball team, in a 66-46 decision over the University of Toronto Mississauga Eagles at the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre Tuesday (Feb. 5).

Sam Pocrnic 24 points and eight rebounds to lead the way for the Mountaineers. Hannah Zinkewich had 12 points and Beth Minielly added 10 as Mohawk ended a three-game slide and upped their record to 5-12. 

UTM, led by Janella Viado's 17 point effort, lost their second straight game to fall to 5-13.

Coach Duffy said he didn't know he had reached 100 wins, but he described himself as the 'head of the snake' and the victories are the contributions of all coaches and players over the years. 

As for this team, Duffy said, "We've showed in spurts what we are capable of. It's just a case of consistency, both physically and mentally. We just seem to check out with our focus, make bad decisions with the ball and our team is young. They don't always understand time or score. In the third and fourth quarters, we rushed things. We could have pulled things out, run good sets. Even at the end we just relaxed and ran sets and got open looks and ran some time off the clock."

Duffy said some of these youngsters are going to be so much better next year for the experience gained this year.