Halimov rakes in awards but Huskies come up short in OCAA playoffs

It was a rough week for George Brown College basketball and volleyball teams in the OCAA playoffs

Huskies guard Dennis Johnson passes the ball in a  99-89 loss against Sheridan College on Feb. 27. Photo: Brittany Barber/The Dialog

Huskies guard Dennis Johnson passes the ball in a 99-89 loss against Sheridan College on Feb. 27.
Photo: Thomas Chung/GBC Athletics

Vadim Halimov was awarded the OCAA east player of the year, OCAA player of the year, CCAA all-Canadian, OCAA scoring champion and OCAA east first team all-star awards. However, the season ended on a bittersweet note with Halimov totaling 1,902 all-time career scoring points, 624 points in a season and 161 free-throws but not an OCAA championship title.

George Brown’s men’s basketball team played their hearts out this week in the OCAA provincials but unfortunately walked away without a medal in hand. Losing to the Sheridan Bruins in overtime 99-89 in the quarter finals on Thursday, Feb. 27, The Huskies pulled through the following day beating The Fanshawe Falcons 80-70 in the bronze-medal quarter finals.

The journey ended on March 1 for The Huskies when they faced The Humber Hawks, losing 81-60 with Humber who advanced to the semi finals before beating Durham to win the bronze-medal.

 

Women’s basketball knocked out of playoffs in opening game

Feb. 22 was the last day the women’s basketball team were able to hear their sneakers squeak against the hardwood court for the season. St. Clair defeated the Huskies 65-41 in the opening round playoff game.

 

Men’s volleyball team qualify for provincials for the first time

This year marked the first time the men’s volleyball team qualified for the OCAA provincials.

The men’s volleyball team played at Georgian College against Fanshawe on Feb. 20, losing 3-0 to the Falcons.

The Huskies then played their final game against the Algonquin Thunder the following day, resulting in a 3-2 loss that eliminated them from the playoffs. While the Huskies started strong, the Thunder made themselves heard.

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Halimov rakes in awards but Huskies come up short in OCAA playoffs