HUSKIES BASKETBALL EXTEND COMBINED WIN STREAK TO ELEVEN WITH SEMESTER OPENING WINS

HUSKIES BASKETBALL EXTEND COMBINED WIN STREAK TO ELEVEN WITH SEMESTER OPENING WINS

George Brown basketball extended their combined winning streak to 11 games on Friday night, taking a pair from Centennial to open the winter semester.

The women's team took control from the opening tip in a buzzer to buzzer 95-52 win over the Colts. The victory was George Brown's seventh straight and saw the home side improve to 9-1 on the season.

A pair of near double-doubles from stars Tianna Sullivan and Zae Sellers paced the Huskies - both finished with 18 points, with Sullivan nabbing eight boards and Sellers dishing out seven helpers. Perhaps most impressively, the duo combined for 13 steals, wreaking havoc in George Brown's full-court press that forced 24 Centennial Colts turnovers and swung the game early in the first half.

Ciara Findlayter, Janai Menzies and Coco Sauve all hit double-figures in the win, while Kiyann Grimaldo put together a solid seven point, four assist, two block performance. The Huskies hit fourteen three-pointers, scored 31 points off of turnovers against just 10 from the Colts and absolutely dominated in the paint, outscoring the visitors 46-6 inside.

As has been the case all year, George Brown's high-pressure defence was too much for the Colts to handle. The visitors were held to 16 points or less in all four quarters.

The men's team maintained their perch atop the east division standings after a 79-73 win over the Colts that tightened late but saw George Brown finish strong.

Adam Costanzo paced the Huskies with a 16 point, four rebound, two block performance on a balanced night on the offensive end. Liban Mohamed finished with 15 points on 3-for-7 shooting from beyond the arc, Christian Tabiri had 14 points in his first game of the season on 50% shooting, and Haany Ahmed chipped in with 11.

The home side did a great job with hustle stats, outrebounding Centennial 21-14 while outscoring them 24-13 in second-chance points. That work paid off when the Colts made several runs during the fourth, only to be stymied by George Brown's work on the offensive boards.

The Huskies nabbed 17 steals on the night, pestering Centennial's backcourt duo all night.

Next up, the Huskies will pay a visit to Durham on Tuesday, January 15 looking to complete the season series sweep.