The Humber Hawks exploded for 44 second half points to defeat the Mohawk Mountaineers 78-52 in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s basketball in Etobicoke on Tuesday (Nov. 27).
The Mountaineers played a very competitive first half, leading early, but trailed 34-26 at the intermission.
Mohawk head coach Kelly Dunham noted her team actually out-rebounded their hosts, but weren’t as composed on the wings. “They put a lot of pressure on our guards and we let it get to us,” said Dunham. “We had mental breakdowns (as a result).”
Stacey Bourque was the top scorer for the Mountaineers with 13 points. Melissa Zwolak had 11 and Angela Brown eight.
Humber is now 2-3 after its second straight victory. Mohawk falls to 1-5.
Humber made it six straight wins in OCAA men’s basketball, defeating Mohawk 82-71 in the second half of Tuesday’s twin-bill.
Humber led 27-23 at the half in a game that wasn’t short of successful three-point shots. Both teams scored 10 times from beyond the arc. Eight of Humber’s treys came in the second half.
Tyrone Berry had 14 points to lead the Mountaineers. Alen Beader and Marko Gacic each had 12. But head coach Brian Jonker said, “We didn’t share the ball well enough offensively, to give ourselves a chance to win.” Humber is now 6-0. Mohawk is 5-4.