Mark Perrin, Humber Hawks Soar to Victory over York Lions
Mark Perrin– Pts: 16 (7-14 FG, 2-3 3PFG), Reb: 3, Ast: 2, Stl: 4, Min: 26
Aaron Rados– Pts: 21 (7-8 FG, 5-5 FT), Reb: 9, Ast: 1, Stl: 2, Min: 30
PHOTO COURTESY: LAWRENCE DUSHENSKI
TORONTO,ON–Last nights game between the York Lions and Humber Hawks may have been an exhibition match, but it had the feel and pace of competitive, regular season action with an 89-78 win by the Hawks.
After coming of off a strong victory against George Brown, Humber started the game strong going on an 8-0 run to put a scare on the Lions defense. The Lions crawled back though, and managed to end the first quarter up by eight points, thanks in part to nine first quarter points from guard David Tyndale.
In the second quarter the Hawks came out flying and outscored the Lions by eleven, taking a 47-44 lead at half. The Hawks proved they could keep up with the pace and knocked down important shots when needed. Humber closed out the half shooting nearly 46% from beyond the arc thanks in part to #21 Mike Dvorak, who made a couple of key three pointers in the half.
The third and fourth quarters were very close with the defenses of both teams making big plays at each end. Humber’s Mark Perrin stole the ball at one point and sprinted down the court to throw down an emphatic dunk, electrifying the crowd.
Even with a pressing defense for the majority if the second half, the Hawks found ways to get to the basket. Humber’s #7 Akeem Sween and #12 Brett Newmann played crucial roles in the second half, making big plays and spreading out the scoring on the Hawks side. Humber finished with five players scoring double-digit figures, which proved to be too much for the Lions.
York’s Aaron Rados had a big game despite the loss, picking up 21 points and nine rebounds. Rados was nearly perfect from the field in the losing effort.
The Lion’s, who finished with a record of 11-12 last year felt the humiliation, and know that in their division they can not afford to give up losses like this if they want success in the regular season. In the end, free throws made a key difference as Humber shot 76 percent opposed to York’s 57.7 percent effort.
Humber will host the Guelph Gryphon’s on Thursday at 8:00 p.m., while York will look to get their first taste of victory in pre-season action as they host the Algoma Thunderbirds tonight at 6:00 p.m.