Falcons Sweep Twin Bill, Ingribelli Joins 1,000 Point Club

Ingribelli Joins OCAA 1,000 Point Club as Fanshawe Defeats Conestoga

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(London, Ontario) – The #2 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women’s Basketball team (9-1) concluded the first half of league play with an 89-34 win against Conestoga (4-6). The Falcons now sit at the top of the OCAA West Division standings. It was a milestone night for Falcons shooting guard Mary Ingribelli (St. Catherine’s, ON), who joined the OCAA 1,000 point club. Ingribelli recorded 903 points in her four years at Niagara College and has added 102 points this season with Fanshawe, bringing her total to 1005 career OCAA points.

The home team got off to a hot start in the first quarter, with Ingribelli hitting back-to-back 3-pointers. Natalie Warren (London, ON) would then go off, scoring eight points in the quarter on 4/4 shooting from the field. Ingribelli would add a third triple at the end of the quarter to mark her 1000th point. Fanshawe shot an impressive 70% as a team in the opening frame, while holding Conestoga to 7.1% to take a 34-2 lead. In the second quarter, Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) would get a steal and layup to stretch the Falcons’ lead. Wright was solid on both ends of the floor, recording 6 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks in the game. Local guard Chuot Angou then hit a shot from beyond the arc and at the break, Fanshawe was up 55-14.

Laura Vere (Stratford, ON) opened the third frame with a triple of her own followed by a midrange jumper from Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON). Going into the final quarter, Fanshawe held a 73-26 advantage. Good ball movement would see numerous Falcons get on the stats sheet, as every player would score a bucket in the game. The Falcons also set a new Fanshawe Women’s Basketball record for most assists in a game with 32. Fanshawe defeated Conestoga 89-34 in their final game of the semester. Warren led the Falcons with 14 points and 10 boards.

As a team, Fanshawe leads the OCAA in numerous statistical categories including field goal percentage (44.1%), assists per game (21.2), rebound margin (16.4) and least amount of points allowed per game (47.6). Individually, Warren leads the league in field goal percentage (53.8%), closely followed by Angou (52.2%) and Vere has the best assist to turnover ratio (8.6).

Over the break, Fanshawe will participate in the Seneca Sting Classic from January 4-5, 2019. Their first OCAA regular season game of the second semester will be on Sunday, January 13 when they travel to take on University of Toronto Mississauga (4-7).

Falcons Post 91-67 Victory Over Conestoga to Round Out Semester

(London, Ontario) – The Falcons Men’s Basketball team (7-3) finished first semester play at home on Wednesday evening. Fanshawe defeated the Conestoga Condors (0-10) by a final score of 91-67 and are in a three-way tie for third place in the OCAA West Division.

The Falcons jumped out to an 8-0 lead with four points from Kuek Duol (London, ON). The Condors would then go on a run of their own to even the score 10-10. The teams would continue to trade buckets for the remainder of the quarter and Conestoga would hold a slim 19-18 lead.

Xavier Ellis (Hamilton, ON) completed a three-point play to open the Falcons offense in the second quarter. Hanani Ujullu (Kitchener, ON) then excited the home crowd with a put-back dunk. Marquise Lara-Caston (Windsor, ON) had an and-1 in transition to give Fanshawe some breathing room going into the locker room at half with a 42-34 lead.

The Falcons continued their momentum in the third frame with a huge alley-oop dunk by Alfred Johnson (London, ON). Matt Hall (Penetanguishene, ON) added a strong post move to extend the lead. Salim Bagabe (Kitchener, ON) then made two layups for Fanshawe to make the score 69-53 after the third quarter.

The home team continued to roll in the final frame with a big block by Ujullu. Zach Soltis (Cambridge, ON) grabbed a strong offensive rebound and a put-back. The Falcons went on to win the game 91-67. Bagabe scored a team-high 15 points while teammate Ujullu recorded a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

After ten games, Duol is leading the league in 3-point percentage (56.0%) and as a team Fanshawe has an OCAA-best defensive rebounds per game (34.7) and opponents’ field goal percentage (36.8%).

Next up, the Falcons will take part in the OCAA East/West Classic at George Brown in Toronto. They will play two nationally ranked teams on December 28 when they face #6 Seneca followed by #9 George Brown. Fanshawe will resume league play on January 13 at University of Toronto Mississauga (3-8).

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