(London, Ontario) – On Saturday afternoon in an OCAA playoff crossover game, the Fanshawe Women's Basketball team (13-6) defeated the Georgian Grizzlies (5-13) by a final score of 62-45. With the win, the Falcons have earned a spot in the OCAA Provincial Championship March 2-4, hosted by Seneca College.
The Falcons were on the board first on a midrange jumper by Ali Vlasman. Fanshawe's defense forced Georgian into a number of bad shots early and held the Grizzlies scoreless until the 3:20 mark left in the first quarter. Fanshawe would start the game on a 13-0 run and lead 13-5 after the first quarter. Mikhalia Wright scored nine in the quarter. Fanshawe extended the lead to as many as 18 in the second, taking the ball to the basket and knocking down a number of free throws. The Falcons grabbed 10 offensive rebounds in the quarter and led the Grizzlies 28-12 at the break.
In the third, the Grizzlies picked up their offense, scoring more in the quarter than they did in the first half of the game. A run by Georgian had them within 15 but back-to-back buckets by Natalie Warren had the Falcons back in control. Fanshawe led by 22 heading into the final quarter. The Falcons started the fourth on an 8-0 run and put the game out of reach. 10 different Falcons scored as Fanshawe would go on to win the game by a final score of 62-45.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Mikhalia Wright – 18 points, 7 rebounds
Ali Vlasman – 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Georgians's Top Performers:
Leah Bracken – 17 points, 7 rebounds
Hannah Pearsall – 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
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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