(London, Ontario) – On Wednesday night, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team (6-7) defeated the Lambton Lions (3-10) by a final score of 103-72. The Falcons are in sixth place in the OCAA West Division.
The Lions jumped out to a 4-0 lead but the Falcons came right back and took the lead 8-6 on jumper in the lane by Filip Pejic. Back-to-back three-pointers by Connor Therrien stretched the Falcons lead to six, 14-8, midway through the first quarter. With one second left in the quarter, Fanshawe extended the lead to nine on a layup by Alfred Johnson plus the foul and made free throw. The Falcons defense stepped up in the second, while their offense exploded. Three-pointers made by Moses Orosco-Rayo and Therrien pushed the Falcons lead to 20, 38-18, halfway through the quarter. Both Lex Van Iperen and Pejic had their way inside the paint, grabbing a number of offensive rebounds and putting them back up for the score. Fanshawe led by 31 at the half, 57-26.
Fanshawe continued their offensive onslaught to start the third. A layup by DeAndre Austin with three minutes left in the quarter put the Falcons ahead by 40. After the third quarter, the Falcons led 79-43. A thunderous dunk by Austin at the start of the fourth brought the Falcons crowd to their feet. Balanced scoring by the Falcons saw 11 different players score, including five players with at least 13 points, as the Falcons went on the win the game, 103-72. Fanshawe shot an impressive 53.6% from the field and the 103 points put up by the Falcons were a season high.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Moses Oroco-Rayo – 13 points, 7 assists
Lex Van Iperen – 13 points, 7 rebounds
Lambton's Top Performers:
Jason Marshell – 23 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Mark Lue-Hue – 17 points
The Falcons next game takes place at home next Saturday, February 11, when they host the Redeemer Royals (7-7) at 8pm.
The Fanshawe Falcons are proud to host the 2017 CCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship from March 9-11. Tournament passes are now on sale for $30 at the front gate of all Fanshawe Falcons regular season home games, at the Fanshawe Athletics office J2003 as well as the Fanshawe Biz Booth. Falcons Platinum Packs are also available at the Fanshawe Athletics office for $100 and include a premium reserved seat along the baseline, special pass holder's entrance and access to the new Falcons Suite, which will have free pizza and a cash bar during Falcons evening games.
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