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EJIM BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD IN WIN OVER UTM

EJIM BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD IN WIN OVER UTM

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – No. 11 Humber men's basketball (13-4, 3rd OCAA) extended its win streak to four games with a 115-72 win Wednesday evening at UTM (2-15, 10th West).

Kenny Ejim dropped a game-high 31 points, including 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from deep. Ejim's sixth trey of the game was his 52nd of the season, breaking Doug Lawrie's program record established during the 1990-91 season.

C.J. Bennett added 24 points, along with seven assists and seven rebounds, while Jerome Gayle added 13 points of his own. DeQuon Cascart and Curwin Elvis finished 11 points each, and Byron Trench rounded out Humber's double-digit scorers with ten.

Humber opened the game on a 10-3 run and jumped out to an 11-point lead after ten minutes of play.

After struggling from the floor in the first quarter, UTM cut into Humber's lead when Zaman Khan – the West Division's top scorer – hit back-to-back 3-pointers to begin the second quarter. The Hawks used a 9-0 run halfway through the frame extend their lead and went into the half up 53-22.

After the break, Ejim took over offensively, scoring 13 of his game-high 31 points in the third quarter.

Humber Highlights

  • Kenny Ejim hit 5-plus 3-pointers for the fifth time this season.
  • Ten Humber student-athletes scored at least one point in the win.
  • The Hawks held Zaman Khan to under 30 percent shooting for the first time in 11 games.
  • Curwin Elvis continued his hot shooting and remains at the top of the conference in efficiency, shooting 62.1 percent (77-of-124).
  • Humber finished with a season-high 35 assists.

Games Notes

  • Humber improves to 2-0 in the all-time series with UTM.
  • Doug Lawrie's 3-point record stood for 26 seasons.
  • The Hawks have scored over 1,600 points in a season for the first time since 1991.
  • Humber has hit 159 3-pointers this season, surpassing the program record of 153 established during the 2005-06 season.
  • The Hawks improve to 67-0 all-time when scoring 100-plus points in a game.

What's Next
No. 11 Humber will conclude its two-game road trip with Fanshawe (10-6, 6th West) on Feb. 10. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.