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Men’s basketball team wins four straight after early struggles

Pablo Balza, Sports Reporter

It was an impressive weekend for the Hawks men’s Basketball team. Two wins in southwestern Ontario leveled their record to .500 with a 4-4 record and sixth place in the Western Conference.

The Hawks beat the Lambton Lions 102-87 on Nov. 23 and the St. Clair Saints 107-89 on Nov. 24.

Guard Kevin Otoo about to take a layup against with the Lambton Lions guard Kam David failing to defend Otoo. (Pablo Balza)

“It was a good performance on the team, we played as one and achieved the win and there’s a long season ahead of us,” third-year point guard Fowzi Mohamoud said after the game against Lambton.

During the Lions game, the Hawk’s defense was impressive.

Humber build an 11-0 run early in the first quarter. They forced the Lions to take hard shots with Lamb- ton making only five of 17 shots.

The Hawks also forced six turnovers. The score was 21-11.

Throughout the second quarter, the Lions roared back to the board with 31 points, shooting 13 out of 23 shots.

Before entering half time, second-year guard Khalid Ismail nailed a buzzer-beating three allowing the Hawks to take the lead back 43-42.

Humber struck offensively by scoring 33 points within the third quarter, making 12 out of 19 shots. The Hawks finished the third quarter with a 76-68 lead.

Humber launched the fourth quarter with a 12-0 run to secure the game and take it out of reach for Lambton.

Fourth-year guard DeQuon Cascart contributed offensively and defensively, finishing the fourth quarter with seven points. His contribution to the win was with 23 points, six rebounds and an assist.

Second-year guard Kevin Otoo finished the game with 15 points, his second double-double of the season, and 11 rebounds, while Mohamoud scored 13 points.

Ismail tallied 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Fifth-year forward Jaylan Morgan also had his second double-double of the season with 21 points, 11 assists, plus nine rebounds and a steal.

Humber will go to Sault Ste. Marie to play against the 1-8 Sault College Cougers on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

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