Niagara Knights beats George Brown Huskies 100-80
The Niagara Knights men’s basketball team defeated the George Brown Huskies team 100-80, in their do-or-die playoff qualifying match on Saturday afternoon, to advance to the OCAA Championships at Humber College on March 4-6.
The team was led offensively by Dejazmatch James who poured in a game-high 35 points while also receiving support from teammates Kevon Mascoe, and Nerquaye Nettey, who chipped in with 15 and 13 points respectively.
Both teams struggled to make shots, as the Knights shot 41.8 percent from the floor compared to the Huskies sub-par 30.7 percent. Niagara took advantage of George Brown’s poor shooting performance and capitalized by starting the second half with a decisive 14-7 run. The Huskies never recovered from that, losing the game and finished their season with a record of 13-7.
The team showed tremendous growth throughout the season and were able to show their untapped potential in the last game. They are miles apart from where they started, at the beginning of the year, but will be able to show their progress even more next season.