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Wright Leads No. 8 Falcons to Victory over Niagara

(London, Ontario) – At the Glenn Johnston Athletic Centre on Friday night, the No. 8 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women’s Basketball squad beat the Niagara Knights (1-7) by a score of 94-48 behind 26 points from local guard Mikhaila Wright. At the end of first semester play, the Falcons sit atop the West Division standings with a regular season record of 9-1.

The Knights came out strong in the first quarter, taking an early lead on the home team. The Falcons chipped away and were able to go up 17-16 after the opening frame. Wright scored 10 points in the quarter. Fanshawe stepped up their defense in the second frame, only allowing Niagara nine points. The red and white’s pressure defense led to back-to-back steals from Ashleigh LaBlance (Wallaceburg, ON) and Sydney Kendellen (London, ON). Fifth-year player Chuot Angou (London, ON) and Wright scored seven points each to give the Birds a 46-24 halftime lead.

The Falcons went on a 12-0 run to start the second half. Angou found Mackenzie Van Dyk (Parkhill, ON) for the layup followed by a strong take to the rim of her own. Fanshawe stretched their lead to 70-33 going into the final quarter. In the fourth, a steal from Bethany Miller (London, ON) resulted in a layup by Jessica Cameron (Calgary, AB). Despite Niagara’s best efforts, the Falcons would go on to win 94-48. Wright stuffed the stats sheet with 26 points, 13 rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in 25 minutes of play. Angou added 19 points and nine assists.

As a team, Fanshawe currently leads the OCAA in numerous statistical categories including field goal percentage (40.8%), assists per game (21.8), three point percentage (34.5) and least amount of points allowed per game (51.2).

Falcons Men’s Basketball Undefeated in Month of November  
Fanshawe defeats Niagara 87-84 to finish semester on eight game win streak

(London, Ontario) – The Fanshawe Men’s Basketball team (9-2) closed out first semester play on an eight game win streak on Friday night. The Falcons defeated the Niagara Knights (3-6) at home by a score of 87-84 to complete a perfect 8-0 month of November. The victory moved the Falcons into first place in the OCAA’s West Division. This is the longest unbeaten streak for the Fanshawe Men’s Basketball team since the 2009-10 season.

Sharp shooting from Niagara to open the game resulted in the Falcons being down 27-15 after the first quarter. Great defense from Junior Luyeye (Toronto, ON) led to points for Fanshawe in the second frame. Unfortunately for the home team, Niagara’s Lequan Hylton was on fire from behind the arc, scoring 25 points, including seven triples to maintain the Knights’ 50-35 lead going into the locker room. Local rookie shooting guard Marko Maletic led all Falcons with 17 points at the half.

In the third quarter, Alfred Johnson (London, ON) sparked the home crowd with a basket and the foul. John Akende (Toronto, ON) continued to chip away at Niagara’s lead with another and-one. Great hustle from Luyeye forced the Knights into a turnover that resulted in a fast break layup for Johnson to cut Niagara’s lead to 57-52 midway through the third frame. The Falcons were able to completely erase the 15 point deficit on yet another steal from Luyeye that ended up in the hands of Akende for the bucket. A deep three from Maletic gave the Birds a 71-64 advantage going into the final quarter. Fanshawe outscored the Knights 36-14 in the third frame.

The teams traded buckets throughout the fourth quarter to make for a tight finish. With 40 seconds left and the Falcons down a single point, Akende scored to give the home team the lead. Fanshawe came up with two big stops down the stretch to hold on to capture the 87-84 victory.

Luyeye had an impressive six steals to go along with 8 points and 4 assists. Johnson finished with 25 points, while teammates Maletic and Akende added 24 and 16 respectively. Johnson is currently leading the OCAA in rebounds per game with 12.2 and 5th in points per game with 21.

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