REXDALE, Ont. - What was a one-possession game heading into the fourth quarter became a 15-point defeat, as the Sheridan Bruins women's basketball team (9-3, 4-1 OCAA) could only muster eight points in the fourth quarter of a 71-56 loss.
"I think we played hard for 40 minutes, but we didn't always play smart," head coach Sean Douglas said. "Shooting a poor percentage from the field and some really bad unforced turnovers gave us little chance to chip away at their lead. When you come into a hostile environment like the Humber College gym, getting good performances is just as important as the game plan you come on with. We'll work on a few things and prepare ourselves for UTM on the weekend."
A major difference came from behind the arc, where the Bruins were just 2-17, while Humber was 9-30. The home side also had a 61-47 advantage on the glass, although their 20-14 offensive rebound edge did not result in more second chance points, with both teams scoring seven when given an additional opportunity at the offensive end.
Humber held a narrow 18-16 edge after one, but they were able to stretch that out to nine (35-26) at the break. The lead swelled to 10 midway through the third (45-35) but a 13-4 Sheridan run made it a one-point game (49-48) with 1:21 left in the frame. That would be as close as they would get, however, as Humber methodically built up an insurmountable lead in the final period.
The Double Blue will wrap up their three-game road swing with a trip to UTM on Nov. 10.