ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Athletic Centre will be the host site for a pair of men's basketball games that will feature the Navy men's basketball team (NCAA – D1) on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Navy will open up the day with a match-up against the OUA's Nipissing Lakers at 12:00 noon, and finish their full day swing with a game against the Humber Hawks at 7:00 pm. As with all Humber varsity games, admission for both games is free.
This will mark the second appearance by a Navy squad, as the Hawks hosted the Midshipmen fifteen years ago as part of their northern pre-season trip in August. The visitors were victorious on that day, and featured a number of star players.
This year's Navy team looks just a formidable, coming off an overall record of 20-12, and a third place standing in the Patriot League with an 11-7 mark. They advanced to the league playoffs, but bowed out in the quarter-finals by way of an 81-65 loss to Holy Cross.
They were led by senior guard Shawn Anderson (New Castle, PA), and his mark of 13.3 points per game. Bryce Dulin (Nixa, MO), another key senior in the Midshipmen line-up, chipped in with an average of 10.1 ppg.
GAME 1: NAVY "MIDSHIPMEN" VS NIPISSING UNIVERSITY "LAKERS"
Thursday, May 17/18
Humber Athletic Centre - Etobicoke
Nipissing University, still somewhat in its infancy in OUA men's basketball circles, have made great strides under the direction of former Humber Hawk coach Chris Cheng. Playing in what is considered the toughest division in the nation, the Lakers narrowly missed out on a playoff spot. Senior guard Marcus Lewis (Brampton, ON) led the team with a mark of 17.5 points per game. Jaaden Lewis (Thornhill, ON), a sophomore guard, also checked in with an average in double figures, at 14.6 ppg.
GAME 2: NAVY "MIDSHIPMEN" VS HUMBER "HAWKS"
Thursday, May 17/18
Humber Athletic Centre – Etobicoke
The host Hawks team are coming off a successful season which saw them snare an OCAA Provincial silver after a solid 15-5 regular season. Third year standout forward Kenny Ejim (Brampton, ON) led the Hawks in many offensive categories, including an impressive point per game mark of 22.1. Three other Hawks checked in with offensive numbers in double digits – CJ Bennett (Brampton) at 15.9 ppg, DeQuon Cascart (North York, ON) at 11.1 ppg, and Curwin Elvis (Brampton, ON) with 10.2.
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