SARNIA, Ontario — Wednesday night may have been quiet in Canada for college basketball, but the games certainly didn’t disappoint.
Arguably the best rivalry in the entire CCAA took place on Wednesday in Toronto, as the Humber Hawks took on the Sheridan Bruins in OCAA action. The games lived up to the billing, and while the Hawks held down home court with a pair of wins, the Bruins put up a fight and made Humber work for their wins.
Out on the East Coast, the Mount Allison Mounties went on the road to take on the Crandall Chargers in some mid-week ACAA action. The Mounties’ women’s basketball team put together a shut-down game on the defensive end of the floor to pick up the win, while the men’s team for the Chargers found their groove on offense and picked up a win to earn a split on the night for the home side.
There were some impressive stat lines from the evening. Here’s what you may have missed from Wednesday’s action from Toronto and Moncton.
Humber Hawks Sweep the Sheridan Bruins at Home
There wasn’t an empty seat on Wednesday night in Toronto as the Humber Hawks and Sheridan Bruins renewed their rivalry for the first time during the 2018-19 season. Playing at home, the Hawks were hoping to pick up a pair of wins over the Bruins to keep their winning ways going.
They did just that, sweeping the two games on the night as the men’s and women’s basketball team for Humber held down home court with wins to secure bragging rights for another year.
On the women’s side of the ball, a big fourth quarter propelled the Hawks to the 15-point victory. Humber held the Bruins to just eight points over the final 10-minutes to pull away and secure the 71-56 victory. The win moved the Hawks to 3-1 on the season and extended their winning streak to three games.
The loss was the first of the season for the Bruins, who now sit at 4-1 on the year.
Humber’s stars put together big performances to carry the home side to victory. The pair of Miea Campbell-Johnson and Leticia Lopez recorded double-doubles on the night, while Jahnae Gyles added 15 points off the bench. Campbell-Johnson recorded a game-high 20 points to go along with 14 rebounds, while Lopez added 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and six steals for an impressive two-way performance.
Sheridan was led by Theresa Brown who recorded a team-high 18 points to go along with six rebounds and four steals. Sydney Charvis chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds, and six steals of her own in the loss.
On the men’s side, the Bruins made a run at Humber after falling behind in the first quarter as they tried to avoid their second straight loss. The Hawks took a 22-12 lead after the first frame, but the Bruins chipped away over the course of the evening. Sheridan got the lead down to two points heading into the fourth quarter, but they were unable to hold a lead down to the final buzzer when all was said and done.
The Hawks bent on Wednesday night, but didn’t break when push came to shove. Humber held on for the 81-78 win, extending their winning streak to five games to start the year while handing Sheridan their second straight defeat after starting the year 3-0.
Nick Campbell had himself quite the night for the Bruins in defeat. He finished the night shooting 11-of-19 from the field to record a game-high 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists. Kahleek Bakari- chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds.
Like Sheridan, the Hawks posted three players in double-figures on Wednesday night. Humber was led by Fowzi Mohamoud who scored a team-high 19 points to go along with six rebounds. Curwin Elvis (17 points, nine rebounds) and Jaylan Morgan (18 points, four blocks) rounded out the trio with double-digit points for the home team.
Mount Allison, Crandall Split Wednesday Night’s Games
Wednesday night saw the Mount Allison Mounties head on the road for a pair of games with the Crandall Chargers, who were continuing their four-game home stand to begin the 2018-19 season. The Mounties picked up a win on the women’s side while the Chargers salvaged a split on the night with a convincing win on the men’s side of the ball.
In women’s basketball action, it was a night to forget for the host Chargers. The Mounties put together a strong performance on both ends of the floor, using a strong defensive presence to carry them to the 65-28 win. Mount Allison held Crandall to just three points in both the first and third quarters, and they allowed just 14 points combined in each half.
Mount Allison led 32-14 after the opening 20 minutes, and the Chargers would never equal the first half total from the Mounties the entire night. The Mounties had eight players score at least four points in the win, and Karly Buckingham led all scorers on the night with 18 points in the win.
The Chargers were led by Emily Briggs and Sydnee Balser, as both finished the night with seven points apiece to lead the home side.
On the men’s side of things, the Chargers exacted some revenge for the women’s team by picking up a 99-84 win to earn a split for Crandall. The home side led by just four after the first half, but the Chargers outscored the Mounties by a 29-16 margin in the third frame to break the game open. Mount Allison wasn’t able to launch a late-game comeback, and they dropped their second game of the year.
With the win, the Chargers have now won two in a row and are 2-1 on the year.
Kendal Brown had himself an efficient night from the floor in the win for the Chargers. Brown was 13-of-26 from the floor, and 8-of-15 from three-point range, finishing with a game-high 34 points. He added eight rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Daniel Maxwell finished the night with a double-double, posting 17 points and 14 rebounds to help the Chargers secure the victory.
The Mounties posted four players in double-figures in the loss, three of whom were starters. Jeshua Becker led Mount Allison with a team-high 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting in the loss. Both Mack Chisholm (16 points, six rebounds, six assists) and Brett Curtis (15 points, five rebounds, four assists) had strong two-way games on Wednesday night.
– T. Bennett