ETOBICOKE — No. 4 Humber women's basketball wrapped up their weekend doubleheader with a win over the visiting No. 13 St. Clair Saints (6-2, 3rd West), 66-58, Sunday afternoon at the North Campus Gym.
Kia Watt paced the Humber attack, as she posted a new career-high scoring 23 points going nine-for-17 (52.9 percent) from the floor. She also chipped in with six rebounds, three assists and a steal in the game.
The Hawks were all over the Saints shooters in the opening quarter, as St. Clair shot just three-for-24 from the floor in the first. It would have been a rout in the first for Humber if not for the Saints work on the glass, as they grabbed 11 offensive boards in the quarter.
The teams played a back and forth second quarter before Humber took over in the third. The Hawks erupted for 22 points in the quarter on 8-16 (50%) shooting. Watt took over in the quarter scoring 14 of her 23 points in the third alone.
Humber seemed to take their foot off the gas in the fourth as they let St. Clair back in the game. The Saints were able to go on a run, as Humber's offence went cold making it a four-point game with three minutes left. The Hawks would be able to hang on, in large part thanks to the effort on the glass by Jahnae Gyles who grabbed seven boards in the fourth alone. In the end, Humber was able to grab the second game of their doubleheader winning, 66-58.
Gyles had a terrific game on the glass grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds in the win. Miea Campbell-Johnson was the only other Hawks player to finish in double figures, finishing with 16 points. The duo of Jana and Logan Kucera were terrific for the Saints, combining to score 43 of their teams 58 points in the game.
- Humber has now won 12 straight games against the Saints at the North Campus Gym.
- The Hawks held St. Clair to a season-low 13.2 percent from behind the arc.
- Humber's 66 points in the game were a season-low.
Humber women's basketball (7-0, 1st West) will head back on the road for a doubleheader Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 against the Sault Cougars (0-8, 9th West). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.