|Game Info||11 Humber vs St. Clair|
|Date||Sat. Feb. 17|
|Watch Live||HSN 1|
|Live Stats||Click Here|
|Series Record||Humber leads, 42-13|
|Last Meeting||W, 102-88 (10/29/17)|
No. 11 Humber will return to the North Campus Gym Feb. 17 for its final regular season home game against St. Clair (7-10, 8th West). Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.
Last Time Out
The Hawks rallied against Fanshawe – for the second time this season – with a 70-59 win at the Glenn Johnston Athletics Centre Feb. 10.
Kenny Ejim paced the way for Humber with a game-high 19 points and five rebounds, while classmate C.J. Bennett added 14 points on 5-of-10 (50.0 percent) shooting from the floor. Nathaniel Nelson had a big night on the glass, finishing with a season-high 11 rebounds in 24 minutes of action.
Scouting St. Clair
- The Saints have locked up a playoff spot and currently sit four points behind Mohawk for the seventh seed.
- St. Clair is coming off an 88-86 upset win over Niagara (11-7, 4th West) Feb. 11. Jermaine Lynch recorded a double-double in the win, finishing with 23 points and ten rebounds.
- Gil Atencio is leading the team in scoring, averaging 15.2 ppg.
- St. Clair owns a 7-21 (.259) record all-time at the North Campus Gym.
- The Saints lead the league in steals, averaging 18.0 through 17 games.
Led by a career-high 31 points from C.J. Bennett, the Hawks rolled by St. Clair, 102-88, Oct. 29 for their third win of the season.
Bennett connected on 11-of-18 from the floor, adding five rebounds and six assists. Kenny Ejim added 20 points, including five triples and six rebounds. Curwin Elvis and Stefan Grujic chipped in 11 points each.
Gil Atencio and Jermaine Lynch led St. Clair, as both Saints finished the game with a double-double. Atencio recorded 20 points and ten rebounds, while Lynch added 14 points and ten assists.
Home Court Advantage
Humber is 6-2 at home this season and holds a .778 winning percentage at home under head coach Patrick Au. Since the start of the 2006-07 season, Humber holds a 93-10 home record against OCAA opponents.
Out of the Blocks
Getting out to a good start is important to the Humber squad, as the Hawks are 11-1 this season when leading after the first quarter.
Don't Call It A Comeback
In both meetings against Fanshawe this season, the Hawks overcame halftime deficits to win the game.
Nothing In Life is Free
Humber has shot 70.0 percent or higher from the free throw line in four straight games, the longest streak in the Patrick Au era.
Alone At The Top
Kenny Ejim broke Doug Lawrie's single season 3-point record on Feb. 7 at UTM. Lawrie's record of 51 3-pointers made stood for 26 seasons.
Protecting The Rim
The Hawks have registered 5.2 blocked shots per game this year, the best mark in the conference. Byron Trench and Kenny Ejim rank fourth and seventh in the league with 1.5 and 1.2 blocks per game, respectively.
Through 18 games Humber has recorded 93 blocked shots, the most in the Patrick Au era and the second most in program history.
Fourth-year guard Curwin Elvis is leading the league in field goal percentage, shooting 59.8 percent (79-of-132) from the floor.
Jordan Rose continues to be the most efficient deep threat in the league, shooting 44.9 percent (22-of-49) from the 3-point range.
It's Up, and It's Good
Humber continues to be the most efficient deep threat in the league, hitting a conference-best 36.8 percent (168-of-457) from 3-point range.
In the win over UTM, the Hawks surpassed the program record for most 3-pointers in a season, established when the 2005 squad hit 153 in 15 games.
In Humber's win over Niagara, Kenny Ejim joined Humber royalty, becoming the 12th player in program history to score 300-plus points in a season. The last player to accomplish the feat was Fitzroy Woolery in 2002.
C.J. Bennett needs eight more points with three games remaining to become lucky number 13.
Four Humber student-athletes have surpassed their career-highs in scoring this season:
- DeQuon Cascart (2016 – 66 pts | 2017 – 185 pts)
- C.J. Bennett (2016 – 189 pts | 2017 – 292 pts)
- Curwin Elvis (2014 – 105 pts | 2017 – 188 pts)
- Kenny Ejim (2014 – 111 pts | 2017 – 374 pts)
No. 11 Humber will conclude its 2017-18 regular season campaign on the road Feb. 21 at No. 4 Redeemer (16-1, 1st West). Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.