Men’s basketball championship starts Friday at Lambton College

The new Lambton College gym (Photo courtesy of James Grant)

Lambton College plays host to the OCAA men’s basketball championship this weekend.

There are four games on Friday, starting at 1 p.m. with Humber facing Georgian.

The Lambton Lions face top-ranked George Brown at 8 p.m.

Lambton Lions Men’s Basketball Coach James Grant said they’re coming in with momentum on their side.

They’ve won seven straight games to climb to the sixth seed in the conference.

“We had a weekend there where we beat Humber and Sheridan back to back within 24 hours, and that’s something that’s never happened before [Lambton College beating the big two Toronto schools]. All in all, I’m pretty confident. I think it will be a pretty competitive game and I hope it goes our way.”

Grant said it will be a challenge to face George Brown, but they’re prepared.

“They’re a good team, they’re ranked number one in the province. They’re big, they have forwards that can play, and they’ve got some finesse on the inside. It’s really going to be a battle inside. We have fifth-year forwards Jason Watts, and Deiondre Reid on our side. Hopefully, they can play some really good man to man defence on the interior and give our team a chance to win.”

Grant expects a capacity crowd, with about 1,200 tickets having been sold.

Raptors broadcaster Leo Rautins will be in attendance on Friday night.

Action continues all weekend with semifinal games on Saturday, and the gold and bronze medal matches on Sunday.