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HUSKIES BASKETBALL TRAVEL TO SENECA TONIGHT FOR BATTLE OF EAST’S BEST

Aprille Deus is averaging 14.3 points, 5.7 assists and 4.3 steals a night for the 10-0 Huskies women's basketball team.
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George Brown basketball will head to Seneca on Tuesday night for a battle of the East’s best.

First place is up for grabs when the men’s team (10-1, 2nd east) visit the 11-1 Sting. The Huskies are perfect 5-0 on the road, and need a win to split the crucial season series as Seneca handed George Brown their only defeat of the season earlier this year. 

It will be a battle of the provinces two strongest defences, as the Sting and Huskies rank first and second respectively in points per game allowed. For George Brown, an athletic, in your face set of guards and wings has been their defensive catalyst. The four-man back-court rotation of Dejazmatch James, Alex Petronis, Teshayn Gayle and Chris Fields all have been effective defending and slowing lead guards, averaging a combined 7.4 steals a night.

On the wing, Adam Costanzo and Jordan James form an elite pair of wing defenders, and are combining for over 11 boards and two steals a night. Both standing 6’5” and with well above average athleticism and length, the two figure to play a key role in slowing the Sting attack. They duo are also both shooting around 50% from the field and providing a major boost in transition.

Seneca is led by 6’8” Khalil Miller, who is averaging 18.8 points a night on 53.9% shooting and 11.4 boards. The winner of tonight’s game will take the driver’s seat in the race for top spot in the east and the easier road through the OCAA Championship that accompanies it.

The women’s team (10-0, 1st east) have an opportunity to further distance themselves from their top competitor for the division crown, the 9-2 Sting. A win would nearly assure George Brown the number one seed, while a loss would put Seneca right back in the race.

Tianna Sullivan and Aprille Deus have been nothing short of spectacular, arguably as good a duo as there is in the entire province. Sullivan is currently the OCAA’s second-leading scorer, averaging 20.6 points a night on 44.6% shooting from the floor, and she ranks seventh in offensive boards (39), steals (35) and total points (206). 

Fifth-year point guard Aprille Deus has to be in any all-star and player of the year conversation for what she has done both on and off the court in turning this program into what it is. Deus has been incredibly consistent, hitting double figures in all ten wins. Her assist to turnover ratio of 2:1 marks fifth best in the province, her 57 assists is good for third and free throw percentage of 84.6% second. 

The Huskies are currently the second highest scoring outfit and seventh stingiest defensive team. The Sting are led by Taylor Allicock’s 18 points and four rebounds a night. Women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., men’s game at 8 p.m. Follow @GBC_Huskies on twitter for updates throughout the night, click here to watch the game live.