With both of their fates sealed as second place finishers in the east, George Brown basketball played host to Seneca on Saturday looking to make a statement and head into the playoffs with momentum in front of a raucous crowd at Casa Loma.
The women's team proved what matters is not how you start but how you finish, as the Huskies Jekyll-and-Hyde'd their way to a 71-62 win over the visiting Sting. After falling behind 28-21 at the half and scoring just nine points in the second quarter, the Huskies did a complete 180 in the closing twenty minutes to earn the victory. Led by fifth-year Husky and the programs all-time leading scorer Tianna Sullivan, who finished her final home game in fitting fashion with a 24-point outburst, George Brown outscored the Sting 50-34 in the second half to earn the hard-fought W.
Kiyann Grimaldo put forth her usual solid effort, finishing with 14 points and nine boards. Zae Sellers was again an emotional leader as she so frequently is, making big-time plays down the stretch, particularly during a key Huskies early fourth quarter run. She finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
With the win George Brown finishes the regular season 14-3 and will in all likelihood play host to Niagara in search of their second consecutive OCAA Championship bid.
The men's team jumped out early and never looked back, cruising to an 82-68 win to close their regular season with a record of 17-3 and undefeated on home court.
It was a balanced outing for the home side offensively, with five Huskies hitting double figures led by Kingslee D'Silva's 20 points. D'Silva was a monster in the paint, nabbing eleven boards and playing a menacing role defensively - Seneca shot just 33.8% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc.
Graduating wing Kevon Guiseppi-Mascoe was excellent in his home finale, with a stat line of 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. George Brown had an eye-popping 16 steals on the night, leading to 21 points off of turnovers.
It appears that George Brown will face off against Lambton for a spot in the provincial championship.
Next weekend the Huskies will host a pair of crossover games at Casa Loma, women's game will get underway at 1:00 p.m. and men's at 3:00 p.m.