(London, Ontario) – On Saturday night, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team (7-7) defeated the Redeemer Royals (7-8) by a final score of 97-66. The Falcons are now in fourth place in the OCAA West Division.
The Royals started the game with a three pointer from the corner but the Falcons came right back and scored the next nine points, including a rainbow three pointer by Chris Parker. After a nice drive by Felip Pejic had the Falcons up by seven, 13-6, the Royals called a timeout. Redeemer came back and knocked down a pair of three pointers but a runner by Parker had the Falcons still up by three, 15-12. With less than five seconds left in the quarter, DeAndre Austin went coast-to-coast for the score to push the Falcons lead to five, 25-20, after one quarter of play. The Falcons extended their lead to double digits early in the second on a baseline jumper by Pejic. Fanshawe continued to dominate on the offensive end and after a layup by Mohammed Alor, the lead had grown to 20, 42-22, with five minutes left in the half. The Royals hit four free throws down the stretch but Fanshawe still led 51-35 at the half.
In the third, teams traded baskets early in the quarter but Fanshawe stretched the lead to 26 on a dazzling move in the lane by Moses Orozco-Rayo. With one minute left in the quarter, Nathanael Morris-McKenzie had a fantastic offensive rebound put back to put the Falcons up 32. At the end of the third, Austin yet again made a floater at the end of the quarter, putting the Falcons up 35, 80-45. Five different Falcons scored in double figures, with Lex Van Iperen leading the way with 19, as Fanshawe went on to win the game by a final score of 97-66.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Lex Van Iperen – 19 points, 5 rebounds
Filip Pejic – 12 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists
Redeemer's Top Performers:
Rayvon Higdon – 16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Nicholas Green – 16 points
Next up, Fanshawe plays their final regular season home game on Friday, February 17 at 8pm, when they take on the CCAA #4 ranked Niagara Knights (12-2).
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 home games, at the Fanshawe Athletics office (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) as well as the Fanshawe Biz Booth (Monday to Thursday, 9am-8pm and Friday 9am-7pm). 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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