By Ted Beale
(BRAMPTON, ON) – The St Clair men’s basketball team was slow out of the gate and never closed the gap, losing 99-81 to Humber. Down 28-10 after the opening quarter, the Saints played even with the Hawks the reminder of the game, however. St Clair was outrebounded 55-32 and surrendered 22 second chance points in the game.
Rookie guard Trevon Mollison led the Saints with 22 points, including 4 triples in the contest.
Third-year guard Jermaine Lynch made a living at the line, scoring 20 points with half of them coming at the penalty stripe to go with 5 steals.
Lance Drummonds and Charles Baskin both also reached double figures, scoring 12 and 10 points respectively.
On Sunday, the men dropped the second of two road games by losing to Sheridan 92-78, in Brampton, Sunday afternoon.
Although shooting 40% from beyond the arc, the Saints shot only 33% from the field. Sheridan held a 62-39 advantage in rebounding and scored 21 second chance points. St Clair trailed 47-29 by the break, but played a much better 2nd half, outscoring Sheridan 49-48.
Baskin was a force from behind the 3-point line, making 5 on his way to 19 points for St Clair. Lynch scored 13 points while Jordon Dixon-Keating chipped in with 12 from off the bench.
The pair of losses dropped the the Saints to 5-8 and 6th place in the OCAA West, with five games remaining on the schedule.
St Clair will tip off at 8:00pm on February 5 when they meet their opposites from Lambton.