Game Recap George Brown at Durham (OCAA)
OSHAWA, ON– For the first time since 1998 the Durham Lords have qualified for the provincial
championship with a 71-68 win over the George Brown Huskies on Wednesday night. The Lords
clinched the second spot in the OCAA east region, finishing the season with a 15-5 conference record, edging out St. Lawrence College who finished with an Identical. The Lords, who held the tie breaker going into Wednesday games over the Vikings, now earn themselves a bye into the OCAA provincial championship.
Senior Courtney Small clinched the win in the game’s final minutes, as he provided the dagger with a highlight reel lay-up to put the home team up three. Small finished the night with a game-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds in his final regular season home game as a Durham Lord.
National prospect Eric Smith also added a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the
triumph. Smith put the finishing touches on a phenomenal year leading the league in both scoring and rebounding averaging 21.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
Freshman Mikhail McIntosh showed that the future is still bright in Durham despite losing a couple of their top scorers next year, chippin in with 17 points. McIntosh has seen increased playing time as the season has progressed, and will be a key component in the Lords success in the post-season.
Kendall Campbell led the Huskies offence with 19 points, but once again the ball hawking Lords defense forced 26 turnovers, and made it tough for the Huskies down the stretch forcing key turnovers in the games finals minutes.
Durham ends the season rallying off five straight wins, which saw them conquer top-ranked Algonquin Thunder, and also featured and impressive road victory in Peterborough against the Fleming Knights.
The Lords now set their sights on the OCAA quarterfinals, where they will take on the winner of the
George Brown/Fanshawe qualifying match that will take place this weekend (February 26th -27th ) in London, On.
The OCAA provincial championship is set to take place in Sault Ste.Marie from March 3rd –