ETOBICOKE, Ont. - The fourth time was the charm for Humber men's basketball, as the Hawks claimed the OCAA provincial title Thursday evening with a dominating victory over St. Clair, 87-70. After three straight provincial silver medals, Humber captured the program's 15th gold medal and the first since winning at home in 2016.
It was Kevin Otoo (Toronto, Ont.) who once again finished with the game-high, this time recording 34 points and eight rebounds. Rookie Frank Mitchell (Toronto, Ont.) recorded another double-double, finishing with 21 points and 14 boards, while player of the year DeQuon Cascart (North York, Ont.) rounded out Humber's double-digit scorers with 13 points of his own.
In front of the large, raucous home crowd, the top two programs all season battled early on in a game that saw nine ties and seven lead changes. Humber was able to jump out to an early lead after 10 minutes thanks to 14 points from Otoo in the opening frame.
With a seven-point lead after 20 minutes, the Hawks began to feed off the crowd, forcing the Saints into turnovers and using the fastbreak to extend the lead. Rahsaan Chambers (Toronto, Ont.) and Mitchell both threw down monstrous dunks in consecutive possessions, as the North Campus Gym erupted into a frenzy.
With time running out, the Hawks were able to hold off any attempt at a comeback by St. Clair, winning the title, 87-70.
Otoo was named the Championship MVP, while Cascart and Mitchell were named Championship All-Stars.
Source: Humber Hawks
For the second time in five seasons, the Lambton men's basketball program ended the year on the OCAA podium. The Lions rode the momentum of a 14-2 run over the final five-plus minutes to close out Thursday night's contest and pick up a thrilling 82-75 win over the Redeemer Royals in the OCAA bronze medal game at the 2022 OCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
Guard Journee Joseph (Brampton, Ont.) had himself a career night in the win. Joseph finished with a career-high 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists. Tadre Morse (Toronto, Ont.) recorded a double-double of his own, finishing the night with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
First year guard CJ Skye (Toronto, Ont.) gave the Lions a spark off the bench for the second game in a row. Skye finished with 13 points and three rebounds in 21 minutes of floor time.
Source: Lambton Lions
OCAA Men's Basketball Championship MVP
Kevin Otoo, Humber
OCAA Men's Basketball Championship All-Stars
DeQuon Cascart, Humber
David Gomez Jr., St Clair
Journee Joseph, Lambton
Frank Mitchell, Humber
Chad Vincent-Simon, St Clair
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