(London, Ontario) – In their home opener on Friday evening, the Fanshawe Women's Basketball team (1-0) defeated the Conestoga Condors (0-1) by a final score of 86-50.
The Falcons started the game with intense defense forcing the Condors to commit numerous turnovers. Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON) would open Fanshawe's scoring with a steal and a layup. Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) would then find Chuot Angou (London, ON) on the fast break and the home team jumped out to an early 25-9 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, a strong offensive rebound by Maddy Kielar (Newmarket, ON) resulted in a Wright triple. The Falcons defense continued to give the Condors trouble, as Wright had back-to-back blocked shots in a single possession. At the half, Fanshawe had forced Conestoga into 17 turnovers and held a 41-21 lead.
The Falcons would continue to run the floor in the third, getting fast break layups from rookies Morgan Wagg (Sarnia, ON) and Sydney Kendellen (London, ON). Good ball movement on offense resulted in Fanshawe shooting over 50% from the floor in the second half. The Falcons began to pull away after an offensive rebound and put back by Kaleigh Morris (London, ON). Ten Falcons scored at least two points in the win, as Fanshawe took the game 86-50. Mikhaila Wright filled the stats sheet with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 blocks and 5 steals.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Mikhalia Wright – 16 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 blocks, 5 steals
Chuot Angou – 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Conestoga's Top Performer:
Jamila Beckford – 14 points, 12 rebounds
Fanshawe will hit the court again Thursday, October 26, when they play against Sheridan in Brampton.
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