Huskies basketball team beats Toronto Police

A Toronto police officer lays injured on the court during  an exhibition basketball game on Friday. The Huskies basketball team beat the Toronto Police's squad 90-56.  Photo: Preeteesh Peetabh Singh/The Dialog

A Toronto Police player goes down with cramps while trying to push hard in the last quarter with limited substitutes available during an exhibition basketball game on Friday. The Huskies basketball team beat the Toronto Police’s squad 90-56.
Photo: Preeteesh Peetabh Singh/The Dialog

The Huskies basketball team took on Toronto Police on Friday at St. Jams campus’ Alex Barbier Gym. And they won quite comfortably.

George Brown College (GBC) always had a hold on the game, leading by 46-27 at half time and finishing with a final score of 90-56.

Rookie John Cadough was the top scorer for GBC with 21 points whereas veteran Akai Netty scored 17.

The police went into the game with a depleted-looking squad with only six players.

Acer Hua, Toronto Police player said, “George Brown is a good team. Next time hopefully we’ll have more players and the result will be a little closer.”

The GBC hoops team starts their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) season on Oct. 26.

Curtis Baanee, George Brown player said, “The team played pretty well. It’s a good start. Hopefully we’ll build up on it, keep working and progressing.”

The exhibition game saw some good spirit and camaraderie between the two teams.

GBC coach Jonathan Smith said, “It’s always fun to play the police. They are doing some good service for the community. Here we see them in a different light. They are not just giving out speeding tickets and stuff, they are actually great guys who have come out to play ball and have some fun, that’s fantastic.”


GBC Baseball team staying alive

GBC men’s baseball showed some improvement in their chances of making to the play offs. A win against Seneca (10-4) and Durham (3-1) keeps them up and running in the competition at fourth place.

The Huskies now have a lead of three games against Seneca who are languishing at the bottom at the points table. Seneca is yet to win a game.


Huskies soccer teams stung by Seneca

The women’s and men’s soccer lost their match played against Seneca (1-5) and (0-4) respectively.

Rebecca Mueller was the lone goal scorer for GBC. Mueller faced an injury in the game against Seneca after a collision. She is now awaiting doctor’s permission before she plays in the remaining matches.


Sweeney places second in cross-country at Redeemer Invitational

Sean Sweeney, a cross country runner who also the male athlete of the year at GBC last season, finished second in the men’s eight kilometre at the Redeemer Invitational at Ancaster held on Sept. 28 . He completed the eight kilometres race in 28:47 minutes, only 30 seconds behind Kiley Oleski from Fleming College.

The women’s cross country running team were placed sixth out of 11 teams. Shannon Dyer and Juanita Louw from GBC took 18th and 19th position in the five kilometres individual run finishing in 24:22 and 24:37 minutes respectively.



Huskies basketball team beats Toronto Police