WITH 68TH CONSECUTIVE WIN, HUMBER SETS NEW OCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RECORD

WITH 68TH CONSECUTIVE WIN, HUMBER SETS NEW OCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RECORD

ETOBICOKE, Ont - Top-ranked Humber established a new OCAA record Wednesday evening, defeating UTM (2-6, 9th West), 94-54, at the North Campus Gym.

The win was Humber's 68th consecutive regular and postseason conference victory, breaking the mark of 67 established by head coach John MacInnis and the Algonquin Thunder from November, 2011 to January, 2015. The Hawks matched that mark with a 28-point win over No. 15 Fanshawe last Sunday.

The three-time defending provincial champion Hawks haven't lost an OCAA game since falling at St. Clair on Nov. 8, 2014.

"For 68 games, we've had one shot at winning, and we've done it," Humber head coach Ajay Sharma said. "You don't get it done; you start all over. I'm proud of the fact we've been able to do it. It's quite remarkable when you think about it."

Four players finished in double figures for Humber, as the Hawks scored the first 17 points of the game in the opening four minutes.

With a 31-point lead at the half, Humber shot 17-of-33 (51.5 per cent) from the floor in the final 20 minutes to cruise to the 94-54 victory.

Ceejay Nofuente paced the way for Humber with a quadruple-double, finishing with 15 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and 11 steals. Aleena Domingo finished with a game-high 22 points and added 10 rebounds, while Felicia Velasquez and Miea Campbell-Johnson recorded 11 points each.

'The Streak' By The Numbers
1,117 -
The number of days since Humber lost an OCAA game, which came on Nov. 8, 2014, on the road at St. Clair.
32.4 - The average margin of victory during Humber's 68-game win streak. The Hawks have beaten those 68 opponents by a combined 2,171 points.
2 - The smallest margin of victory during this streak, coming in a 56-54 victory against St. Clair Jan. 31, 2015. It is also just one of five games decided by five points or less.
90 - The largest margin of victory for Humber over any opponent during this streak.
30 - The number of wins during this streak (44.1 per cent of them) that have come by 30 points or more.
7 - The number of wins during this streak that has come by 70 points or more.
9 - Fanshawe and Mohawk have suffered nine losses to Humber during their 68-game win streak, the most of any teams. The Hawks are 8-0 against Sault and St. Clair, as well.
3 - The number of provincial championships Humber has won during their streak.
2 - The number of times Humber has broken the OCAA single-season scoring record during the streak. The Hawks are currently on pace to break the record again.
1 - The number of national championships the Hawks have won during the streak. The only OCAA women's team sport to ever win a CCAA championship.

What's Next: No. 1 Humber (9-0, 1st West) will wrap up its Fall semester Dec. 8 at Niagara (6-2, 5th West). Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and will be streamed live courtesy of the Niagara Athletics Department.

Source: Humber College