(London, Ontario) – The #15 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team (13-2) overpowered the University of Toronto-Mississauga Eagles (5-11) by a score of 96-45 on Friday evening at the Glenn Johnston Athletics Centre.
The game started off as a high-scoring affair, as both teams ran the floor well in the first quarter. Fanshawe started the scoring with a strong take from second year guard Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON). The Falcons continued to push the ball as Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) found Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) on the fast break. Last week's OCAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week, Chuot Angou (London, ON) added a pair of triples for the Falcons, as they held a 27-16 lead after the first quarter. In the second frame, the Falcons increased their lead with put backs from Hoda Elkholy (London, ON), who led the team with 11 rebounds. A steal from Kaleigh Morris (London, ON) resulted in a Haly Hawkins (London, ON) jumper to put the red and white up 58-28 at the half.
In the second half, Fanshawe continued to get stops on defense. Wright had back-to-back blocks to give the home team the momentum. Morgan Wagg (Sarnia, ON) had three offensive rebounds for Fanshawe to create extra opportunities. A bank shot from the block by London native Taylor Evans gave the Falcons a 75-39 advantage after three quarters. In the final quarter, second year guard Maggie Jarvis (London, ON) recorded assists on a pair of drive and dishes that resulted in buckets for Fanshawe. The Falcons held the Eagles to only six fourth quarter points and went on to win the game 96-45.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Mikhaila Wright – 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists
Morgan Wagg – 12 points, 7 rebounds
University of Toronto-Mississauga's Top Performer:
Bianca Hatchett – 20 points, 14 rebounds
Fanshawe will look to maintain their home game winning streak when they host the St. Clair Saints (9-5) on Wednesday, February 7 at 6pm. In their last meeting on January 24 in Windsor, the Falcons edged the Saints 71-59.
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