Travelling for its final road game of the regular season on Sunday, the Georgian Grizzlies men’s basketball team was looking to snap a two-game winless streak by taking on the Canadore Panthers.
Despite getting out to a six point lead early, Georgian fell apart in the second quarter as the Panthers jumped out on a 22-4 run from which the Grizzlies never recovered.
Canadore continued its strong play in the second half of the game leading to a 92-72 victory over Georgian.
Georgian’s Justin Mitchell (Newmarket) led the team with 17 points while veteran Dylan McKenzie (Bracebridge) contributed 15 points in the defeat.
The loss puts the Grizzlies in a tough spot with just one game remaining on the OCAA regular season schedule.
To make the playoffs, the Grizzlies will need to defeat the second place team in the east division, the George Brown Huskies, on Tuesday night while also having the Durham Lords upset by the Fleming Knights on Wednesday.
Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Georgian Athletic Centre with the women’s game taking place earlier at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the Grizzlies as the senior players will be recognized for their contributions prior to the game.