George Brown avenges its lone loss of the season
In a 12-1 season, the lone blot for George Brown was their 77-66 loss to the Centennial Colts. On Feb. 1, the Huskies men’s basketball team avenged that defeat with a dominant 99-71 performance in Centennial’s home barn.
“We definitely wanted to come out and beat them, because they’re the only team that beat us in the first semester,” said Huskies guard Kevon Mascoe after the game. “We wanted to come out with energy, and that’s what we did tonight.”
George Brown came out with a consistent intensity seen only for stretches throughout the year. If there was one cautionary note for the Huskies at half, it was their 9-for-18 three-point shooting.
Though 50 per cent shooting is likely to (and did) fall, George Brown was rewarded nonetheless. After three quarters of the Huskies pushing the pace, the bottom fell out for Centennial in a 29-14 fourth quarter.
The visitors posed a multi pronged threat despite an injured Dejazmatch James. Matthew Bukovec was a two-way force, while winter term addition Jordan James looked seamlessly integrated.
Even for a team with depth, George Brown sorely missed Mascoe’s skill and grit. Huskies head coach Jonathan Smith made no bones about the third-year’s impact on the lineup.
“He’s able to shoot the ball, get it off the dribble, rebounds extremely well, almost averaging a double-double every night,” said Smith. “Just gave us that extra scorer which we didn’t have for a few games”.