St. Clair College Women’s Basketball Drop Humber November 17, 2023.

The St. Clair College Women’s Basketball team were 72-61 winners over Humber College (Etobicoke) Friday night at the SportsPlex moving their OCAA West Division leading record to 5-0.

The teams shared leads in the early stages of a low scoring frame and after a 10-10 tie the Saints used a 7-0 run to end the first quarter to go up 17-10. Humber responded and outscored the home team in the second quarter but still trailed 36-33 at the break. Humber gained momentum in the third who quickly overtook St. Clair for a 5-point lead. The Saints fought back to regain a 56-52 advantage entering the fourth quarter. St. Clair took control from that point and grew their lead to 14 points with four minutes to play which allowed them to cruise down the stretch.

The teams were evenly matched statistically but the Saints shot nearly 40% from the floor and outshot Humber 8-2 in 3-pointers. Although they shared near identical turnovers St. Clair scored 27 points off 21 Humber mishaps in addition to recording an 11-3 differential in bench scoring.

Shae-lyn Murphy (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) led the Saints with 20 points including four triples but was nearly equaled by teammate Kaitlyn Overeem (Brantford, ON) who scored 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Janae Smith (Warren, MI) chipped in with 13 points and 6 rebounds for St. Clair.

The St. Clair Women finish their weekend homestand on Saturday against Sheridan College (Brampton) which tips at 2:00pm.

St. Clair College Men’s Basketball Squeeze by Humber

The St. Clair College Men’s Basketball team held on for a hard fought 86-81 win over Humber College (Etobicoke) Friday night at the SportsPlex keeping their OCAA West Division record intact at a perfect 5-0.

The Saints moved ahead 18-10 after the opening quarter as the teams set their defensive presence early. Humber shot a blistering 61% in the second quarter to take a 39-36 lead into the halftime locker room. But St. Clair answered in the third for a 62-56 advantage heading to the final frame. The Saints cushioned themselves to a 12-point lead with four minutes to play and despite Humber making a few late charges it did not change the outcome.

Humber outrebounded the home team 39-35 and forced more turnovers to capitalize on those mistakes which led to an advantage in points around the basket. The only deciding statistic in favour of St. Clair was in 3-point shooting where they made 13 long balls to Humber’s 6.

Most of the damage was done by a pair of Saints with Chad Vincent-Simon (Scarborough, ON) netting a game high 25 points with five triples but pulled down 14 rebounds in the double-double performance. Andrew Loyuk (Windsor, ON/Kennedy) was the other standout for St. Clair who scored 24 points which included six triples while adding 7 assists. Jadon Tillman (Warren, MI) had 11 points with Galdo Tutu (Windsor, ON) also reaching double figures with 10 points for the Saints.

The St. Clair Men host Sheridan College (Brampton, ON) on Saturday at 4:00pm to close out the weekend homestand.

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