(London, Ontario) – On Friday night, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team (1-0) defeated the Conestoga Condors (0-1) in their regular season home opener by a final score of 89-66.
Fanshawe and Conestoga traded buckets in the first quarter, with the home team holding a slim 18-15 lead after the first ten minutes. The Falcons started the second quarter with back-to-back layups by Lex Van Iperen (Englehart, ON) and Chris Parker (Toledo, OH). D'Andre Austin (Toronto, ON) extended the home team's lead with a bucket and a foul. The Condors continued to stay within reach with a reverse layup and a pair of foul shots. Eight straight points by rookie Devonte Douse (Cambridge, ON) gave the Falcons a 35-27 lead and they would extend that to a 42-31 advantage at the half.
After a huge dunk by Parker in the third quarter, the Falcons picked up the intensity. Parker followed his dunk with a 3-pointer then added an assist on a Van Iperen three point play. Parker was on fire and hit another three ball to extend Fanshawe's lead to 15. The Falcons used their defensive hustle with a steal by Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON) to take control of the game in the fourth quarter. A strong rebound by Austin resulted in a triple from Jake Clendinning (Orillia, ON) to give Fanshawe the 80-56 lead. The Falcons would go on to win by a final score of 89-66.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Chris Parker – 29 points, 3 rebounds
Lex Van Iperen – 15 points, 12 rebounds
Conestoga's Top Performer:
Shequell Gilgenous – 19 points, 7 rebounds
The Falcons next game takes place on the road against the Sheridan Bruins on Thursday, October 26.
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1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6
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