Game Recap – Women's Basketball – Jan. 21/17
Humber Hawks vs. Fanshawe Falcons
(London, Ontario) – On Saturday evening, fans at the Glenn Johnston Athletic Centre were treated to one of the best Falcons Women's Basketball games of the year as the Fanshawe Women's Basketball team (7-4) were defeated in a thriller by the #1 CCAA ranked Humber Hawks (11-0). Fanshawe is in fourth place in the OCAA West Division and ranked #5 in Ontario.
Both teams came out in the first quarter with fantastic defense. Two minutes into the game, neither team had been able to score. With 1:30 left in the quarter, the Falcons were down seven, 11-4, until Mikhalia Wright knocked down a big three pointer to cut the Hawks lead to four. At the end of the first, the Falcons were down 11-7. Natalie Warren started the second with an elbow jumper for the Falcons to close the gap to just two. However, the Hawks extended their lead and were up by 11 after a 13-2 run. A layup by Ali Vlasman stopped the run but the Falcons still found themselves down by nine midway through the second quarter. As the half came to a close, both teams traded baskets but the Hawks still led by nine, 28-19. Humber's Alenna Domingo led all scorers with 16 points.
The defensive intensity continued to start the second half. After being down by 12, the Falcons scored six straight points including layups by both Laura Vere and Anique Daley to cut the Hawks lead to six. With three minutes left in the quarter, Fanshawe's Wright brought the gym to their feet, hitting her second three pointer of the game to cut the Hawks lead to just five. At the end of the third, the Hawks led 43-35. In the fourth, back-to-back three pointers by Wright and Vere closed the Hawks lead to just four, the closest it had been since the first quarter. Then, with two minutes left in the game, Vere hit yet another three pointer and the Falcons were within one, 55-54. After a Humber basket, Warren drove the lane with 45 seconds and made the basket, and once again Humber's lead was just one. Humber scored again with 11 seconds left to lead by three. The Falcons had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer but came up just short as the Hawks won the game 59-56.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Mikhalia Wright – 14 points, 9 rebounds
Ali Vlasman – 12 points, 8 rebounds
Humber's Top Performers:
Alenna Domingo – 28 points, 9 rebounds
Ceejay Nofuentee – 17 points, 7 rebounds
Fanshawe's next game is on the road on Saturday, January 28, when they travel to Sudbury, Ontario to take on the Cambrian Golden Shield (1-11).
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