ETOBICOKE, Ont: Senior Tyrone Dickson (Scarborough) inched his way up Humber's all-time scoring list Saturday evening, finishing with 11 points and 14 rebounds as the Humber men's basketball team (4-3, 4th West) cruised past the Lambton Lions (0-5, 8th West), 80-54.
Dickson recorded his third double-double of the season, while second-year guard C.J. Bennett (Brampton) scored a season-high 17 points in the win.
The Hawks forced the Lions into a season-high 27 turnovers with 19 steals, representing the most steals by a Humber team under head coach Patrick Au.
Humber and Lambton exchanged baskets early but the Lions shot 52.9 percent from the floor and jumped out to a 22-18 lead after ten minutes. Nikyle Williams-McIntosh (Newmarket) sparked the offence in the second quarter scoring eight points, including two three-pointers as the Hawks outscored the Lions 17-9.
Humber began to pull away in the third quarter when their defence held the Lions to a season-low eight points in the frame. Dickson had seven points and seven rebounds in the third as the Hawks jumped out to a 17-point lead, their largest lead of the game to that point.
Ten Hawks recorded a basket as Humber cruised to the 80-54 victory. Freshman Patrick Falduti (Etobicoke) came off the bench in the fourth to a large cheer from the Humber faithful and hit a long three-pointer for his first career Humber basket.
Gibson Eduful (Toronto), Humber's newest member of the 700-point club, finished with a season-high six steals in the win.
Tyrone Dickson was named the "Hawks Nation" player of the game.
The Hawks will have little turnaround before playing their next game tomorrow against St. Clair Saints (4-3, 6th West). Tip-off is scheduled for 3pm and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network. A game preview can be found here.