Saints Weekend Rewind November 21 2022
Women’s Volleyball Downed by Top Ranked Humber
The St. Clair women’s volleyball team continued their OCAA regular season schedule on Saturday afternoon and dropped a tight match to the top ranked Humber College Hawks (Etobicoke) by a score of 3-1.
Set scores for Humber were 21-25, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-15.
Third year outside hitter Chantal DeVlugt (Wyoming; LCCVI) led the way for the Saints with 12 kills and 4 digs. Second year libero Mikayla Stocks (LaSalle; Sandwich) had a solid defensive game with 12 digs and 2 assists.
With the loss St. Clair dropped to 5-2 on the season while Humber improved to 6-0. The Saints are ranked 4th in Ontario while Humber is ranked in 1st in Ontario and 3rd in Canada.
The Saints are next in action on Saturday, November 26 when they host the Sheridan Bruins at 8 pm at the Sportsplex.
St. Clair Men’s Volleyball Fall to Hawks
The St. Clair men’s volleyball team continued their OCAA regular season schedule on Saturday afternoon and dropped a tough match to the Humber College Hawks (Etobicoke) by a score of 3-1.
Set scores for Humber were 25-19, 25-20, 13-25, and 25-15.
Second year middle Zach Walls (Amhertsburg; Villanova) led the way for the Saints with 7 kills, 2 assists, 3 stuff blocks, 2 service aces and 2 digs. Rookie outside hitter Kale Wilkinson (Windsor; Riverside) had a big game as well with 9 kills, 2 stuff blocks and 5 digs.
With the loss St. Clair dropped to 3-4 on the season while Humber improved to 4-2. Humber is ranked in 8th Ontario.
The Saints are next in action on Saturday, November 26 when they host the Sheridan Bruins at 6 pm at the Sportsplex.
Women’s Basketball Valiant in Loss at Humber
The St. Clair College Women’s Basketball team put forth a valiant effort Saturday evening but lost a close one against undefeated and the country’s 5th ranked team at Humber College (Etobicoke) by a score of 74-70. The Saints are now 1-3 in the OCAA’s West Division.
The Saints had a good start and led 18-15 after the opening quarter which allowed them to build towards their largest of 11 points (36-25) with under three minutes to play in the half. Humber closed the gap by the intermission, but St. Clair was still ahead 40-36 due in large part by the strong play of Alyssa Lucier (Wallaceburg, ON) who had 18 first half points. Humber was able to carry the momentum into the third quarter and overtook the Saints building as much as a 6-point advantage. St. Clair didn’t go quietly and used a Lucier 3-pointer with under a minute to play to close within a bucket (72-70). Humber however survived the scare to close out the win.
Lucier led all scorers finishing with 40 points which ranks as one of the all-time performances in St. Clair history. She hit the only four triples in the game for the Saints and made 6-of-8 at the free throw line while adding 7 rebounds. Shae-Lyn Murphy (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) was the only other Saint to reach double figures with 16 points but succumbed to the foul limit mid-way through the fourth quarter.
The Saints were outrebounded 63-42 in the contest as Humber was able to create 22 second chance points and shot 41% from the field to just 35% for St. Clair.
Kia Watt (Toronto, ON) scored 22 points for Humber in the win.
Men’s Basketball Suffer Shooting Woes in Loss at Humber
In a rematch of last season’s provincial and national final the St. Clair College Men’s Basketball team struggled with their shooting falling 86-82 at Humber College (Etobicoke) Saturday night. The Saints are currently ranked 10th in the country and 2nd in the province but dropped their OCAA West Division record to 3-2.
Humber moved ahead 23-21 after the opening frame but the Saints took control back with a strong second quarter for a 45-42 halftime lead. St. Clair’s offense began to cool in the third allowing Humber to move back in front where they held the advantage until midway through the fourth. Down 77-70 the Saints mounted a 10-0 run to lead by three points with just under four minutes remaining in the game. However, Humber was able to execute down the stretch and outlasted St. Clair for the win. In all the very competitive game included 11 ties and 17 lead changes.
A balanced scoring attack for St. Clair saw six players reach double figures but as a team they struggled with under 28% shooting overall and a frigid 22% from beyond the arc. St. Clair’s Jesiah Deerr (Whitby, ON) and Chad Vincent-Simon (Scarborough, ON) each netted 15 points, but they cleared 8 and 9 rebounds respectively. Jalen Harmon (Ypsilanti, MI) and Shakael Pryce (Pickering, ON) both reached 12 points with Harmon recording a double-double after clearing 10 rebounds. Hanani Ujullu (Kitchener, ON) also had a double dip with 10 points and 14 rebounds while Terence Williams (Windsor, ON) chipped in with 10 points for the Saints.
Humber’s Romeo Osas Joshua (Toronto, ON) led all scorers with 21 points in the win.