The Seneca Sting (15-3) led up until the final minutes, falling to the George Brown Huskies (16-3) 77-73.
With a packed house in the Hive, the Sting played off the emotion of the crowd and stormed out to a 27-16 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Isaiah Ankra continued his phenomenal season, quarterbacking the Sting offense from basket to basket, breaking the press and distributing the ball to his teammates. The distribution resulted in three Sting players (Ankra, Dakoda Lewis, Jordan Anderson and Raymond Yeung) reaching double digits.
A slower second quarter saw the Sting maintain their eleven point lead into halftime 43-32.
Coming out of the locker room, the Huskies elevated their game. Thanks to a 27-16 third quarter, the Huskies were able to cut the Sting lead to 59-57 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Huskies continued to push the pace, taking the lead on a Haany Ahmed three pointer. The two teams battled back-and-forth before the Huskies took control, grabbing a six point lead with 3:28 remaining. A pair of late three pointers by Lewis were not enough as Ahmed made four critical free throws in the final minute to clinch the victory.
Lewis led the Sting with 17 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Anderson added 16 points while Yeung finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Ankra was the top all-around performer, finishing with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals.