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SportsHawks back to winning ways

kevaughnwilsonFebruary 4, 20195 min

Kevaughn Wilson, Sports Reporter

The Humber women’s basketball team took on the Conestoga Condors on Thursday. The Hawks came into the game looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Hawks guard Jahnae Gyles wrestles ball away from Condors forward Megan White. (Kevaughn Wilson)

The Hawks flew out to a great start taking a quick 18-12 lead to end the first quarter over the Condors.

Hawks assistant coach Aycha Hamaouii said the team is only getting better.

“We always have to get the girls to understand that every game is a new game,” she said. “We take every opponent seriously so we prepared for them like we do everybody else.”

After going into half-time with a 10-point lead, the Hawks came out all guns blazing in the second, doubling their lead to 20 points.  

The Condors saw their deficit increase even more in the fourth quarter as they could not contain Hawks’ guards Makeba Taylor and Leticia Lopez, who both had 14 points each.

Ball movement and great guard play ultimately to the demise of the Condors who saw a 26-34 deficit, increase to a 47-73 loss.

Hawks guard Anna Jacobs boxes out Condors shooting guard Maddy Woolvett while Hawks guard Leticia Lopez watches. (Kevaughn Wilson)

Condors guard and the game’s high scorer Jamila Beckford said the Condors are still improving.

“We know this would be a tough match up for us, the hawks are a really good team,” she said. “We made small mistakes we will have to learn from.”

This win keeps Humber in second place in their OCAA division, one game behind leader Fanshawe Falcons.

Hawks guard Makeba Taylor said Humber is beginning to get in their stride.

“We took some positives away from our loss which will help us in the future,” she said. “If we execute like we should in late game situations we will be a very hard team to beat.”

Humber’s next game will be against winless Sault Ste. Marie on Feb. 2.