Huskies basketball split against Algonquin

Women’s basketball faced off to compete for top spot in East Division

It was a disappointing loss for George Brown’s women’s basketball as they faced off against the top ranked team in the East Division, Algonquin College.

After a fairly even first quarter, Algonquin held a lead of 14-12. In the third and fourth quarter, GBC fell only a little short of the prize, 16-15, 12-12. But it was in the second quarter that Algonquin really secured their win 18-9.

Algonquin walked away with a win after a final score of 67-48.

“We felt prepared, we had a game plan but the shots that we usually made just weren’t going in,” said Tianna Sullivan who scored 19 points during the game.

But with loss there are always things to take away and grow from.

“Right now, teams are taking us out of the things we’re good at and we’re not really responding.” Said head coach Warren Williams, “So something, we just need to do a better job of responding, of playing the way we need to play to be successful.”

GBC and Algonquin have both been at the top of the East Division throughout the season. The two teams have faced off two other times prior to this. 

Going into this game, they both had a 1-1 record against each other. Leaving this game to decide whether Algonquin would hold onto the top spot or whether GBC would share the top spot with them.

Currently GBC is ranked second in the East Division.

Men’s Basketball

Following the women’s game, the men’s Huskies’ basketball team was victorious against Algonquin college after a close game, 97-80.  

Throughout the game, Algonquin followed closely behind GBC, with a few brief moments where they took the lead.

Algonquin, claimed the first quarter, 29-27, as well as the third quarter, 23-21.

But GBC was able to pull ahead with big leads in the second and fourth quarters, 21-13 and 28-15.

 “I liked the way they battled. We didn’t play that well in the first half I didn’t think, but we played a really tough team,” Said head coach Peter Sambu.

Haany Ahmed and Chris Fields led the way in points with 22, and 20 points.

With only two losses, more than halfway through the season, GBC men’s team remains in the top spot of east division. Tied with Seneca college with a win record of 13-2. 

The men played a following game on Saturday and won against La Cite 95-57.

Both the men’s and women’s team face off against Loyalist College on Friday Feb. 1 in an away game, starting with the women’s game at 6p.m.

 

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Huskies basketball split against Algonquin