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Records Fall As Rugby Sevens Conclude Regular Season

Records Fall As Rugby Sevens Conclude Regular Season

TORONTO – Humber rugby sevens (12-2, 1st West) clinched a first-round bye in the 2019 postseason, finishing its final tournament with a 2-1 record. Humber's 52-0 win over Conestoga ties its OCAA record for points in a game.

The headlines on the day were Humber's dynamic senior duo, Christina Branch and Cheyenne De Luca. Playing in their final regular-season tournament, the seniors cemented their legacies as two of the best to ever play in the OCAA.

Oshawa native Christina Branch finished with a team-high 40 points, becoming the first player in league history to score 500-plus career points. The 2017 scoring champion will end her career first all-time in scoring (535), first in career conversions (105), most points in a season (180), most converts in a season (40), most points in a game (30), and most converts in a game (6).

Cheyenne De Luca secured the scoring title for the second straight season, smashing her career-high of 111 points from last season. The Toronto native finished with 168 points, finishing with 31 tries and breaking Michaela Knowles' record of 26 from 2016. De Luca finishes her career as the only two-time scoring champion in league history, second in career scoring (389), first in career tries (74), most tries in a season (31), and most tries in a game (5).

Game One: Humber 43, Sheridan 0
Christina Branch, 2 tries, 4 converts, 18 points
Renee Bowen, 2 tries, 10 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 10 points
Sarah Bothen, 1 try, 5 points

Game Two: Seneca 21, Humber 19
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 10 points
Christina Branch, 2 converts, 4 points
Essence Palmer-McCarthy, 1 try, 5 points

Game Three: Humber 52, Conestoga 0
Christina Branch, 2 tries, 4 converts, 18 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 3 tries, 1 convert, 17 points
Renee Bowen, 2 tries, 10 points
Deena Rahal, 1 try, 5 points

What's Next?
Humber rugby sevens will await the winner of Algonquin/Conestoga in the 2019 OCAA Championship semifinal on Nov. 2. Game time is set for 11:30 p.m.