(London, Ontario) – On Tuesday night, the #15 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team (4-2) fell to the undefeated St. Clair Saints (5-0) by a final score of 72-65. Fanshawe is tied for second place in the OCAA West Division with eight points.
Fanshawe started the first quarter with some fantastic defense. After two minutes, the Falcons had an early 4-0 lead. St. Clair battled back and took their first lead of the game 9-8 on a three pointer by Shannon Kennedy. Fanshawe came right back with a pair of layups and led 12-9 with three minutes left in the quarter. The Saints finished the quarter on a 6-2 run and led 15-14 heading to the second. Anique Daley started the second with four points of her own for the Falcons, as Fanshawe pulled ahead 20-17. After a Saints timeout, St. Clair briefly took the lead but with two minutes left, the game was tied at 27. At the half, the Saints led 31-29. Laura Vere led all players with nine points.
The Saints started the third on a 7-0 run and led by as many as 11 midway through the quarter but the Falcons continued to fight. Vere made a big three pointer to cut the Saints lead to just six heading to the final quarter. Vere started the fourth with another three pointer for the Falcons. Fanshawe continued to push and took the lead after scoring nine straight points, forcing the Saints to take a timeout. With just over five minutes to go, the Saints retook the lead 60-59. St. Clair pulled ahead by five but back-to-back layups by Vere and Kaleigh Morris cut the lead to just one, 64-63. The Saints finished the game on an 8-2 run, winning the game by a final score of 72-65. Vere had a fantastic game for the Falcons, leading the team with 21 points.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Laura Vere – 21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists
Mikhalia Wright – 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks
St. Clair's Top Performers:
Nicole Tamm – 21 points, 6 blocks, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Shannon Kennedy – 16 points, 9 rebounds
Fanshawe's next game in on the road on Saturday, November 19, when they travel to Ancaster, Ontario to take on the Redeemer Royals (3-1).
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