(London, Ontario) – The #14 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team (8-2) defeated the Lambton Lions (0-9) by a final score of 70-29 on Thursday night.
The Falcons started the game strong, netting 14 straight points before the Lions scored a bucket. Fanshawe's defense stifled Lambton, as the Falcons got back-to-back steals on defensive possessions. A drive and dish from Chuot Angou (London, ON) resulted in a Kaleigh Morris (London, ON) layup to extend Fanshawe's lead to 22-3. In the second quarter, the Falcons continued their offensive pressure with a Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON) stop and pop. Shooting an impressive 52% from the field in the first half, the red and white held a 42-15 lead going into the locker room.
In the third quarter, Morris would open the scoring for Fanshawe with a midrange shot from the wing. Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) then drew an offensive foul, as the Falcons continued to play strong defense. A drive from Amanda Milmine (Aylmer, ON) resulted in two made free throws and Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) added a triple to extend the home team's lead to 59-21 after 30 minutes of play. The fourth quarter began with a strong drive to the basket from Maddy Kielar (Newmarket, ON). Offensive rebounds by second-year guard Haly Hawkins (London, ON) gave the Falcons extra offensive possessions. Maggie Jarvis (London, ON) then drove past her defender and found Taylor Evans (London, ON) for a layup. Fanshawe went on to win the game 70-29.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Chuot Angou – 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals
Kaleigh Morris – 12 points, 6 rebounds
Lambton's Top Performer:
Madisyn Campbell – 11 points
Fanshawe will play against the Niagara Knights (6-2) in Welland on Wednesday, December 13 in their final first semester game. The last time they met on November 2, the Falcons won 64-46.
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