Both the Lambton Lions men and women’s teams bowed out in the quarter-final round of the OCAA basketball championships last weekend.
At the Sarnia campus, the stands at the Athletics & Fitness Complex were packed as the men hosted their first ever Ontario Colleges Athletic Association playoffs.
The Lion had a strong start and were up 8 points at the half but lost momentum in the third and fell to the George Brown Huskies 82-65.
Lambton finished its season with a 12-9 record in OCAA play.
Lion Jason Watts was named a West Division second-team all-star while Kam David was named to the West’s all-rookie team
The March 8 final featured a battle of Toronto teams, with George Brown defeating the Humber Hawks 78-65 to take gold and the school’s first title in 44 years.
Seneca took the bronze.
At the women’s championship in Windsor, Lambton’s season ended early when the Lady Lions fell 66-52 to Algonquin College in the quarter-final round.
Lambton’s Breanna Pretty, of Sarnia, was named the West Division’s rookie of the year, while Lambton’s Cassidy Crowe, also a Sarnia native, was a West Division second-team all-star.
The Fanshawe College Falcons of London took its second consecutive basketball crown by defeating St. Clair College of their home court 93-80.