The Humber Hawks men's and women's basketball teams have started the year strong, emerging victorious in exhibition games against Toronto rival George Brown College Huskies.
The Humber Hawks men's basketball team won handily on Wednesday night by a score of 86-50 on October 12 at the Humber Athletic Centre.
The first quarter of this game seemed to show two evenly matched teams, with Humber holding only a slim 9-8 lead in the early stages. The first quarter ended on a high note for Humber, with Mike Dvorak tossing a beautiful alley-oop to Mark Perrin, giving the crowd something to cheer about.
In the second quarter the Hawks began putting a bit of space between themselves and the Huskies. Halfway through the second, the Hawks were up by 19 points. Perrin and Dvorak had solid second quarters. At the end of the half, the Hawks led 49-21. That strong play carried over into the third quarter, with George Brown Huskies held to only four points, and the Hawks up by a wide margin. Adrian Tomlinson finished with 20 points and was named player of the game.
The women Hawks has a tougher challenge against George Brown, winning 49-40.
The Hawks had a slow start to the game, with both teams having to battle for points. The team applied offensive pressure in the second quarter and started showing good team chemistry, resulting in a 21-17 halftime lead.
The game got close in the fourth quarter as the Hawks struggled with foul trouble, but in the end, a pair of three-pointers from Maria Suriani and Alyssa Ferreira gave the Hawks a margin they would hold onto for the win.
Suriani led the Hawks and the game with 13 points, while Kara Barsevich was named player of the game.