Hawks take down the Knights

by | Feb 25, 2019 | Sports, Varsity

Kevaughn Wilson, Sports Reporter

There was never any doubt the Humber women’s basketball team would topple the Niagara Knights on Feb. 7. The women came into the game seeking to continue their three-game win-streak after defeating Sault Ste. Marie earlier in the week.

The Hawks came out soaring to a great start taking a 20-13 lead to end the first quarter over the Knights.

Hawks guard Leticia Lopez drives to the basket while being guarded by Knights guard Sophia Al-Kayed. (Kevaughn Wilson)

Knights guard and game-high scorer Bridget Atkinson said the Knights can learn from this match up.

“We knew coming in that Humber was going to be a tough matchup,” she said. “I believe we battled hard and if it wasn’t for a few minor mistakes we could have won.”

Atkinson finished the game with 23 points.

Hawks guard Makeba Taylor shoots the ball over Knights guard Bridget Atkinson. (Kevaughn Wilson)

Hawks forward and lead scorer Laura Meadows was happy with the how the team handled the comeback.

The Knights battled back at the start of the third quarter to be within six points of the Hawks.

“They were tough to keep from scoring in the third,” Meadows said. “We started to play better defense in the fourth which helped us maintain our lead.”

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

Hawks forward Laura Meadows posts up Knights guard Kim Shepard. (Kevaughn Wilson)

Hawks guard Jahnae Gyles said Humber is improving each game.

“We are learning to improve our defence,” she said. “We have some skillful scorers so if we can defend well, we give ourselves a good shot.”

Humber’s next game will be at home against Mohawk College on Wednesday, Feb 13.