Updated: Jan 19
The St. Clair men's basketball team took sole possession of first place in the OCAA's West Division with a 85-75 win over Fanshawe Friday night at the Sportsplex. The atmosphere was energized as both teams went into the contest with identical 9-2 records. The Saints led from start to finish and built up a 17-point advantage in the second quarter. Fanshawe outrebounded St. Clair 56-24 and put their size advantage to work. The Falcons chipped the deficit to six with over three minutes left in the game.
Following a timeout a Saints player screamed "we need a bucket, we need a bucket" from the bench. They didn't get it on that possession but David Gomez Jr. went to work on the next one and helped the Saints pull away.
Gomez Jr. led St. Clair with 31 points going 10-10 from the charity stripe. Daelyn Davis and Darnelle Peddie each had 12 for the Saints. Alfred Johnson led Fanshawe with 35 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Clair heads to Mohawk Saturday to take on a Mountaineers team riding a six-game winning streak.