By Ted Beale
(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair men’s basketball team moved their OCAA West Region record to 3-0 after a 96-78 win in their home opener over the Lambton Lions, Friday night at the SportsPlex. The Saints were comfortably in control from the outset in front of good home crowd, quickly building a 28-18 lead by the end of the first quarter.
By halftime that lead grew to 46-31 and allowed St Clair to get action for each and every one of their 14 dressed players, holding their largest lead, 64-38, in the third quarter.
Lambton made a nice run in the 4th, cutting the deficit to just 10 points with about 5 minutes to play, but the Saints responded and restored order to secure the win.
A balanced scoring attack saw St Clair have six players in double figures, led by Anthony Limbombe, who recorded a team-high 17 points to go with six rebounds.
Veteran point guard Charles Baskin scored 14 points while dishing out six assists, and Lance Drummonds had 13 points while adding 7 rebounds.
Will Lara-Caston and Jermaine Lynch each scored 12 points and Gil Atencio chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.
St Clair’s next home game will be November 12 vs the Redeemer Royals at 4:00pm.