Game Recap – Men's Basketball – Jan. 21/17
Humber Hawks vs. Fanshawe Falcons
(London, Ontario) – On Saturday night, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team (5-6) were defeated by the #8 CCAA ranked Humber Hawks (9-2) by a final score of 74-64. The Falcons are in fourth place in the OCAA West Division.
The tempo was very fast paced to start the game, with both teams taking the ball to the basket. Fanshawe's DeAndre Austin scored two straight baskets at the rim to give the Falcons an early 4-2 lead. Both teams were playing tight defense and halfway through the quarter, the score was 7-6 for Fanshawe. After the first quarter, the game was tied 13-13. The Hawks started the second with back-to-back steals and layups to take a four point lead but Fanshawe's Chris Parker came right back with a rainbow three pointer to close the gap to one. On the next possession, Parker took the ball to the rim and got the hoop to give Fanshawe the lead. Humber retook the lead and with two minutes left in the quarter, led 27-24. The Falcons closed the gap to one but Humber took a 31-30 lead into the half. Austin led all scorers with 10 points at the break.
In the third, both teams were in early foul trouble. Halfway through the third quarter the game was tied. After a number of made free throws, the Falcons took their first lead of the second half, 45-43, on a layup by Mohamed Alor. Humber came back with a 10-2 run to finish the quarter and led 53-47 heading into the final quarter of play. Parker started the fourth with a three pointer but Humber came right back with three of their own. Fanshawe and Humber continued to trade baskets, but with five minutes left in the quarter, Austin made two straight layups and pulled the Falcons to within one, 60-59. After a timeout, Filip Pejic hit a three pointer from the corner to give the Falcons the lead. Unfortunately for the Falcons, in the final two minutes, the Hawks went on a 13-2 run and won the game by a final score of 74-64.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
DeAndre Austin – 16 points, 7 rebounds
Chris Parker – 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
Humber's Top Performers:
Trevor Mollison – 19 points, 3 rebounds
Gibson Edeful – 13 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds
Fanshawe returns to action on Friday, February 3, when they travel to Windsor, Ontario to take on the St. Clair Saints (4-6).
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