WINDSOR, Ont. - The St. Clair men's basketball team are a perfect 4-0 in the OCAA's West Division after a 98-82 win over Redeemer University College (Ancaster, Ont.) Saturday afternoon at the SportsPlex.
A torrid pace from the outset saw the Saints explode for 32 first quarter points but only a seven-point lead entering the second quarter. St. Clair increased its halftime lead to 52-41 by shooting 62.5 percent from the field and making 50 percent (6-of-12) of their triples by the break.
Redeemer responded in the third quarter to trail only 69-64 late in the frame. But the Saints staved off the comeback using a large run to gain an 89-68 advantage in the fourth quarter and flirted with the century mark in the late seconds.
Will Lara-Caston (Windsor, Ont./JL Forster) led St. Clair with 24 points adding four steals. Gil Atencio (Panama City, Panama) nearly had a double-double scoring 21 points with nine rebounds for the Saints while chipping in three blocked shots. Point guard Charles Baskin (Detroit, Mich.) also reached double figures for St. Clair scoring 14 points and dished out three assists.
Redeemer's Rayvon Higdon (Rochester, N.Y.) scored a game-high 25 points in the loss adding 10 rebounds.