MEN'S BASKETBALL - 12-7 Overall, 6-4 OCAA West
Lambton travelled to the University of Toronto-Mississauga to take on the Eagles the past weekend. It was a hard fought game with the Lions pulling ahead by double digits on multiple occasions just to see UTM battle back, getting as close as five points in the dying minutes of the game. Lambton focused down the stretch to pull out a comfortable win behind Branden Padgett's 32 points performance.
Rookie Tyvell Peters had his best game of the season as he went 9-14 from the field on the way to 22 points. Jason Watts had 21 points and eight rebounds but on the glass it was Xavian Edwards that stole the show. Edwards pulled down a monstrous 22 rebounds for the Lions, allowing to team to break out in transition with ease throughout the game. He also had eight points.
Others scoring for the Lions were Jaquan Barrett-Smith with six, Journee Joseph and Keith Laryea with three each and Dwayne Lambert-Cadore with two.
Earlier in the week, Lambton fell 84-67 to Fanshawe in London in a game which saw the team never get into a comfortable groove. Padgett again led the visitors with 21 points while Jason Watts was his lone teammate to also score double digits with 10. The Lions would shoot just 37% from the field and 47% from the FT line in the loss.
Scoring was rounded out by Lambert-Cadore with eight, Barrett-Smith eight, Edwards five, Peters five, Laryea four, Joseph three, Tyler Grevers two, and Trent Sinden one.
Lambton now prepares for a December 19th trip to Tiffin University in Ohio.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - 1-12 Overall, 0-10 OCAA West
The Lambton College Women's basketball team also faced off against UTM and Fanshawe this past week.
At UTM, the Lions fell 95-46 to the Eagles. Newcomer Ashleigh Pettit led the visitors with 10 points and seven rebounds in her first big minutes action with the team. Sarah Bate had nine, Madisyn Campbell eight, Sara Passenier six, Maddi Basso five, Sam Brimmer four, Jordi Pisiak three and Daylin Galvin one.
At Fanshawe earlier in the week, the Lions dropped a 70-29 result to the Falcons. Madisyn Campbell led the visitors with 11 points. Bate had six, Kelsey Grisenthwaith five, Sara Passenier three, Brimmer two, Galvin one, and Pettit one.
Lambton now prepares for a mid-season tournament at Seneca College.