|Game Info||1 Humber vs. Lambton|
|Date||Friday, Jan. 19|
|Watch Live||HSN 1|
|Live Stats||Click Here|
|Series Record||Humber leads, 14-2|
|Last Meeting||W, 103-26 (10/28/17)|
Top-ranked Humber women's basketball (12-0, 1st West) will continue its three-game homestand Friday evening when Lambton (0-12, 10th West) visits the North Campus Gym.
The game will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network at 6 p.m. with Derrick Sutherland and Josh Rawlings on the call, and Danielle Dupuis reporting from the sidelines.
Last Time Out
Freshman Makeba Taylor finished with a career-high 14 points as Humber's top-ranked defence propelled the Hawks to an easy 98-35 win over Conestoga (3-9, 9th West) Jan. 13. Ceejay Nofuente recorded her third triple-double of the season, finishing with 19 points, 12 steals and ten rebounds.
Lambton has lost 13 straight OCAA games, dating back to a 115-47 loss against Humber to end the 2016-17 OCAA season. During that span, the Lions have been outscored by 494 points, an average of 38 points-per-game.
Madisyn Campbell is leading the team in scoring, averaging 12.3 points-per-game, good for 27th in the league.
In the second game of the 2017-18 season, Humber cruised to a 103-26 win on the road at Lambton. Nofuente finished with a game-high 22 points, while Aleena Domingo added 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor.
Humber's win against Conestoga was its 70th consecutive OCAA victory, extending its league record. The previous mark of 67 was established by head coach John MacInnis and the Algonquin Thunder from Nov. 2011 – Jan. 2015. The Hawks matched that mark with a 28-point win over No. 15 Fanshawe on Nov. 15.
The Hawks have scored 90-plus points in 11 consecutive games this season, the longest streak in the Ajay Sharma era. Humber's previous high was two (six different occasions).
Humber has recorded 14 double-doubles in 12 games this season.
Just a Misdemeanor
Humber is averaging 21.6 steals-per-game, the top mark in the OCAA. On Jan. 13, the Hawks forced Conestoga in 50 turnovers, 39 of which were steals. The 39 steals were the most in a game during the Ajay Sharma era, surpassing the previous high of 34 on Nov. 1, 2015, against Sault.
On Nov. 11 against Redeemer, two-time CCAA Player of the Year Ceejay Nofuente became the first Humber women's basketball player to score 1,000 career points.
Since the beginning of the 2016 season, Humber has been the top-ranked program in the country.
The Hawks are in pursuit of their fourth consecutive provincial championship, looking to become only the second program in OCAA history to complete the feat. Algonquin won four straight from 2011 – 2014.
No Record is Safe
Over the last three seasons, Humber has broken – and rebroken – numerous OCAA team records. Averaging 97.3 ppg this year, the Hawks are on pace to break the league scoring record for the third consecutive year.
From beyond the arc, Humber has hit a league-best 122 3-pointers (10.2 per game) and is currently on pace to break the league mark of 149 – established by Fleming during the 2012-13 season.
Nofuente now sits fifth on the OCAA all-time scoring list with 1,145 career points, 33 points shy of Natasha Thombs' (Seneca 2003-07/08-09) mark of 1,178.
Sitting at 983 points, Aleena Domingo needs 17 points to become the second player in program history to score 1,000 career points.
The Toronto native needs 19 more rebounds to become the first player in program history to record 600 career rebounds as well.
At the Helm
Ajay Sharma returns to the sidelines for his seventh season and is five wins from tying Humber Hall of Famer Jim Henderson (1991 – 2000) as the all-time winningest head coach in program history.
Sharma has directed the Hawks to a period of unprecedented prosperity in the form of three consecutive CCAA tournament appearances – including the first national championship in program history – and three straight provincial titles. Sharma owns a 127-22 (.852) career record.
2018 OCAA Provincial Championship
Humber is the proud host of the 2018 OCAA Women's Basketball Provincial Championship March 2-4 at the North Campus Gym. All games will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.
No. 1 Humber will conclude its three-game homestand Jan. 25 against Sheridan (4-5, 6th West). Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the game will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.