MEN'S BASKETBALL: Lambton 81-75 St. Clair
The Lambton Lions men's basketball team saw themselves trailing the St. Clair Saints for most of Saturday's tilt at the College but not when it counted at the final whistle.
Branden Padgett (pictured) scored 28 points, dished out 10 assists, had six boards and five steals in leading the Lions to the win. Two other Detroiters put up a big night as well with Jason Watts and Xavian Edwards each grabbing a double double. Watts scored 14 and had 10 boards while Edwards went 10 and 10. Rookies Keith Laryea had 11, Dwayne Lambert-Cadore eight, Tyvell Peters seven, Bruno Pande two and Shak Seymour one to round out the scoring.
"We played a really up and down game," said Lions Coach James Grant. "We just seemed to hang around long enough to figure out a way to play together against a really effective St. Clair zone. Being without Jason Marshell, as well as Journee Joseph and Jaquan Barrett-Smith who have both played big minutes for us, has caused some issues in terms of execution but the rest of the roster is stepping up and taking advantage of their opportunities. This season we have the luxury of a deep and hungry bench and it paid off tonight."
The Lions out rebounded the Saints 53-41 which was a key factor in the win. Padgett's 28 points moved him above 1,300 points for his career. The Detroit guard joins Mike Lucier as just the second Lion to accomplish that feat.
Lambton now prepares for a Thursday tilt in London against Fanshawe.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: St. Clair 80-31 Lambton
The Lambton College women's basketball team ran into a sharp shooting St. Clair Saints squad this weekend and droped an 80-31 result at the College.
Sarah Bate was the leading scorer for the Lions with 13 points. Kelsey Grisenthwaith had six, Sam Brimmer and Madisyn Campbell scored four apiece, Maddi Basso had two, Sam Passemer had one point and seven rebounds, and Jordi Pisiak also had a point.
Campbell continues to lead the women in scoring with 15.3 points per game. Passemer leads the team in rebounding with 5.9 boards per game.
The Lions will travel to London on Thursday to play the Falcons.