George Brown men's basketball improved to 12-2 and moved into a tie for first place in the east division on Friday night thanks to a 97-80 win over Algonquin.
Haany Ahmed continued what has been an excellent season for the versatile guard, pouring in a team-high 22 points on 4-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc and adding an impressive eight steals. The Huskies forced a total of 20 turnovers on the night, leading to 27 points in transition while also outrebounding the visitors 42-34.
"A lot of guys who don't normally get as much credit as they deserve played great tonight," said head coach Peter Sambu. "Whether it was Haany, Khadar Gaal or Auns Chaudhry, we had a few guys who stepped up big time for us. That's the type of effort we need going forward."
With the W, the Huskies are tied with Seneca for top spot in the east - the two will face off in the regular season finale, a game that may well crown the division champion.
The women's team (9-3, 2nd east) struggled offensively in a 60-48 loss to the 11-1 Algonquin Thunder, giving the Thunder the 2-1 season series win in a game with significant repercussions atop the division.
George Brown held Algonquin to just 31.7% shooting from the floor, but was unable to get anything going for themselves offensively. The Huskies were held to a mere 26.7% shooting, and aside from Tianna Sullivan and Kiyann Grimaldo, there was little output on the offensive end of the court. Sullivan and Grimaldo combined for 30 points and 19 boards in doing the lion's share of the home side's damage.
All three games between the east division leaders have been dogfights on the defensive end, but the third and final regular season matchup was easily the sloppiest. Neither team was able to get into any sort of rhythm, both averaging well under a point per possession.
George Brown shot 0-for-19 from beyond the arc, a big reason for the loss.
Next up for the Huskies is a visit to Loyalist on Friday, February 1st.