The Niagara Knights men’s basketball team improved to 6-3 on the season, defeating the Humber Hawks 102-97. The victory gives the Knights sole possession of fourth place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Division. Pacing the Knights offensively was guard Van Hutchinson, Jr. with a game-high 36 points and 12 rebounds. Other strong performances came from guard Jordan Wilson and forward Jordan McDonald, who contributed with 23 points and 24 points respectively.
The Knights close out 2017 when they host the Fanshawe Falcons Wednesday at the Welland Campus Athletic Centre.
The women’s basketball team fell 102-50 to the CCAA No. 1 ranked Humber Hawks. Pacing the Knights offensively was guard Mary Ingribell with 15 points and seven rebounds.
The Knights host the Falcons Wednesday.
Athletes of the Week
Hutchinson, Jr. has been named this week’s male athlete of the week.
The native of Nassau, Bahamas, earned the award after his 36-point performance in the 102-97 victory over the Humber Hawks.
“Van has been great for us all season,” Knights head coach Mike Hurley said. “His ability to come up big in games like these show how crucial his success is for us heading into the OCAA championships in 2018.”
Hutchinson, Jr. is averaging 17. 3 points and 11.7 rebounds through the first nine games of the season.
Ingribelli has been named this week’s female athlete of the week. The St. Catharines native posted a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds in the Knights 102-50 loss over the undefeated Humber Hawks
The fourth-year guard is the focal point of the Knights offence this season, averaging 17.9 points through the team’s first nine games. The former Governor Simcoe standout is also giving the Knights 6.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
“Mary continues to find ways to impress,” Niagara Knights women’s basketball head coach Mike Beccaria said. “Her ability to compete at an elite level makes her dangerous for us heading down the stretch