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George Brown basketball will play host to the St. Lawrence (K) Vikings on Friday night, with the women’s team looking to lock up the east division crown with a win.

The women (13-1, 1st east) have an opportunity to assure themselves their first division title since 2009-10, and the turnaround under second-year head coach Warren Williams has been nothing short of spectacular. The program’s progress began to show itself in the last month of Williams first season, when the Huskies won three of their final five games and nearly defeated the then division-leading Vikings to close the season. 

George Brown has held opponents to 65 points or fewer in nine of fourteen games, and have transformed themselves into an elite defensive unit. The Huskies are averaging over 17 steals a night, and their full-court press has been among the biggest catalysts behind the run of success. The pairing of Aprille Deus and Tianna Sullivan, both stars on the offensive end, are combining for nearly seven steals a night and bullying opposing guards. 

The Huskies defeated the Vikings 81-61 earlier this season, St. Lawrence heads into the night with a record of 6-7.

The men’s team (14-2, 2nd east) is hot on the tail of Seneca for first in the east, currently a half game back with four regular-season games remaining. George Brown has won seven of their past eight, and assured themselves at least the second seed on Wednesday night with a big 80-71 road win over Centennial.

The Huskies have now reeled off four straight wins, and are among the deepest team not only in the OCAA but the country. George Brown has six players currently averaging at least 9.2 points a night, and nine average at least 17:30 minutes per game – that depth figures to be critical come provincials, with three games in three days. The Huskies are currently ranked eighth in the country.

George Brown defeated the Viking 71-61 earlier this season, St. Larwence is 9-7 on the year.

The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., men’s game tips off at 8 p.m. Follow @GBC_Huskies on twitter for updates throughout the night.