WELLAND, Ont -- Jahnae Gyles scored a season-high 28 points, and No. 1 Humber used a big start to cruise to a 102-50 win over Niagara on Friday.
After the Knights (6-3, 5th West) scored the first basket of the game, Humber's top-ranked defence allowed the offence to score easy baskets, using a 16-0 run to end the first quarter with a 30-5 lead. Gyles finished 4-of-5 from the floor in the opening period, scoring 11 of Humber's 30 points. The Hawks' defence held the Knights to a season-low 12.5 percent from the floor (2-of-16).
Niagara pressed in the second frame, scoring a game-high 17 points, shooting 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from the floor; however, Humber (11-0, 1st West) was able to match Niagara bucket for bucket, taking a 25-point lead into the half.
After the break, the Hawks would add to their lead, tying a season-high 36 points in the third quarter. Ceejay Nofuente went 5-of-5 from the floor in the period and finished the game with 22 points, 11 steals, eight rebounds, and six assists.
Aleena Domingo recorded her third double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Humber's defence held the Knights to a season-low 50 points, forcing 29 turnovers.
- Jahnae Gyles was 6-of-10 from 3-point range and has now hit at least one 3-pointer in all 11 games this season.
- The Hawks as a team hit 13 triples, tying a season-high. The 13 makes were the most since converting 16 against Redeemer last season.
- Humber has surpassed the century mark five times this season, the most in the Ajay Sharma era.
- Humber improves to 32-9 all-time against Niagara.
- All 12 players on the Humber roster recorded two or more points.
- Humber extended its OCAA win streak to 69 consecutive games.
With the conclusion of the OCAA season for 2017, Humber will head south to participate in the Daytona State Holiday Classic Dec. 29-30. The Hawks will play against the Daytona State Falcons and Chipola Indians, both members of the NJCAA.