Humber Takes Gold In Dramatic Fashion


Marvia Dean (6) tries to check Humber’s Ruth Holland as she drives the basket from the left side in the championship game on 19 March 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Jay Shewfelt

(WINDSOR, ON) – It took a final second 3-pointer to give the Humber Hawks the CCAA National Title Saturday night, when they defeated Charlottetown’s Holland Hurricanes 50-49, in the Championship Game, at the St Clair College SportsPlex in Windsor.

Humber’s Ruth Holland was at the top circle when Ceejay Nofuente kicked the ball out to her and she nailed a triple leaving just 0:00.5 on the clock.


In the dying seconds, Ceejay Nofuente’s drive to the basket was halted and she kicked the ball back outside to Ruth Holland, who connected on a try to win the game at the buzzer for Humber.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Holland College’s desperation pass down the court was knocked away to give Ontario its first ever CCAA National Championship and tipped off quite the celebration for the Humber faithful.

To say that tonight's women's championship basketball final was a nail biter would be an understatement :-D

Posted by St. Clair College on Saturday, 19 March 2016

The Hurricanes had control of the low scoring game and held a slim 22-20 lead at halftime. They increased that lead in the third quarter and were up 49-42 with just a few minutes to play. But, Humber closed the gap after some untimely Holland miscues setting up the final dramatics.

Humber forward Ruth Holland is overwhelmed after dropping a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the 2015=16 CCAA Women's Basketball Championship over the Holland Hurricanes.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Humber forward Ruth Holland is overwhelmed after dropping a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the 2015=16 CCAA Women’s Basketball Championship over the Holland Hurricanes.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ruth Holland only scored 8 points but, with that final shot, she earned Player of the Game honours for Humber.

Candace Smith was Holland’s Player of the Game and scored 14 points.


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Ian Shalapata

Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.
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