By Nick Prospero
Colts player named OCAA male athlete of the week, while female Colts continue to fight for playoff spot.
If you were to look at the East Division basketball standing for the Ontario College Athletic Association, you would see a three way tie right at the top.
Also right at the top? The Centennial Colts.
The Colts are now 8-1 on the season, tied with both Seneca and George Brown for first in the OCAA.
It’s an interesting little club at the top, with the Colts having a win over George Brown and a loss to Seneca, and Seneca has a win over the Colts but a loss to George Brown.
It’s true, the Colts are no longer undefeated. That said, 8-1 is impressive, and the Colts responded well after their first loss with three straight wins.
First the Colts overcame an early deficit with a 58 point second half to beat Cambrian College 84-80.
Tissaine Brown was the Colts top performer with 22 points in 33 minute. The Colts followed that up with a 85-83 win over Algonquin College.
In their most recent outing, the Colts completely dominated La Cite in a 107-73 win as they came gunning out from the start. The 107 points were Centennial’s highest point production this season.
Third-year forward Jameel Williamson of Ajax was named OCAA male athlete of the week after helping the Colts stay on top of the OCAA East Division with an 8-1 record.
In victories over Algonquin and La Cite, Williamson totaled 44 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and six steals. Williamson is also averaging 17.1 points per game for Centennial.
With a 3-5 record, the Centennial Colts have been putting up a tough fight in the OCAA East Division.
The Colts most recent win came on Nov. 25 over Cambrian College, with a 65-49 victory.
After a slow start, the Colts put up 20 points in the second quarter and never let up until the end of the game.
Latisha Tappin was the Colts top point producer with 12 points, while Kadeja Hughes had 10.
Tamara James-Francis takes a free throw attempt against Cambrian College. This game marked the Lady Colts last victory and are 3-5 on the season, looking to make a push for a playoff spot.