Jonathan Frasco, Sports Reporter
Humber third-year guard Jeylinh Bui was nervous before facing the Conestoga Condors on Dec. 5. It was her first game after missing two years due to a knee injury.
It turned out, however, she had little to worry about, finishing with 11 points, two assists, two blocks, a steal and a rebound.
“It feels good, I haven’t played an actual game for a while,” she said as the Humber Hawks women’s basketball team heads into the holidays undefeated for the fourth time under head coach Ajay Sharma’s tenure.
They’re boasting a 10-0 record after a commanding 66-47 win over the Condors. And they’re ranked third in Canada among college teams.
Bui said she felt comfortable at practices, but when it came to real game situations, the Community and Justice program student was still unsure of what she could do.
“I was really nervous going in,” Bui said. “But our team dynamic is really good so it helped me get back into the flow of the game.”
It was a physical game, but the Hawks were up to the challenge as they held the Condors to just 17 points in the first half. In the second quarter, Humber put up 30 points to give them a comfortable 13-point lead heading into the break.
The lead would shrink down to eight points entering the fourth as the Condors tallied 19 in the third quarter.
But the Hawks caught fire outscoring Conestoga 22-11 on 52 per cent shooting to ice the game in the fourth.
Fourth-year forward Miea Campbell-Johnson dominated on the defensive end with 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four blocks and three steals. Her four blocks put her at a total of 59 on the season, setting a new program record.
She also became the ninth player to score 600 points in the program.
Jahnae Gyles was huge for the Hawks as well, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
Every game it seems as if a new player steps up for the Hawks. As players get bogged down by exam season, having a deep roster can be the difference in winning games.
“It’s the time of the year where you start thinking about getting a break and relaxing,” Sharma said. “But there are ones in practice who continue to work and continue to wait for their moment and when they step in, their habits show up.”
The Hawks will return to action on the road in a rematch versus the Condors on Jan. 18 in Kitchener.