By: Ronny Musikitele
Humber Athletics Sports Information
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont -- No. 2 Humber Hawks men's basketball (15-0, 1st west) exploded for their biggest offensive showing of the year, defeating the Sault Cougars (0-14, 11th West), 130-55.
Humber could do no wrong in Saturday's dominating victory. The Hawks opened the game on a scoring tear, finishing the first quarter with 36 points. They wasted no time putting the game away, as they jumped out to a 20-point lead early on.
A total of seven players finished in double figures. Jaylan Morgan finished with a game-high 18 points, but the dominance came from almost everywhere on the floor. DeQuon Cascart and Micqueel Martin made their return to the court and gave the Hawks the perfect spark off the bench. Trevon Mollison also had the hot hand all night, finishing with a season-high 16 points. The Hawks bench erupted for a season-high 76 points, scoring more than the entire Cougars team, combined.
Humber's offensive system has allowed everyone to strive. Despite not having one player featured in the top-15 for scoring, the team has five players averaging double-digits in scoring this season. The Hawks finished the game shooting 51 per cent (49-for-96) from the field.
The Hawks also finished with a season-low five turnovers in today's victory. Their fast-paced style and ball movement have made them unstoppable to beat.
- The 130 points scored by Humber was the second highest total in program history. In 1991, the Hawks scored a record 134 points in a win over George Brown.
- The Hawks 75-point was also the second most in team history. In 1998, Humber beat Georgian 114-33, winning by 81 points.
No. 2 Humber will conclude its regular season series with Sault on Feb. 3. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.