Vlasman Becomes Fanshawe Women's Basketball's All-Time Points Leader
Falcons sweep season series vs. Saints
(London, Ontario) – The #11 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team moved to 14-2 on the season with a win over the St. Clair Saints (10-6) by a score of 82-58 at the Glenn Johnston Athletics Centre on Wednesday evening. The Falcons are currently riding a seven game win streak and have yet to drop a contest on their home court this season.
The Saints came out strong to start the game, going up 14-2 to open the first quarter. The Falcons then stepped it up with a strong drive by fifth year forward Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON), who had a career-high 27 points. The Falcons were able to chip away at St. Clair's lead and were only down 16-12 after the opening frame. In the second quarter, Sarnia native Claire Dechet led the Falcons offense with back-to-back mid-range shots to give the home team the lead. At half time, the score was 35-29 in favour of the Falcons.
The red and white came ready to play in the third quarter, and extended their lead on a layup from Mikhaila Wright (London, ON). Vlasman was unrelenting, using her strength to get to the rim for a pair of buckets. She then topped it off with a 3-pointer to give Fanshawe a 61-41 lead going into the fourth quarter. Assists from Dechet and Sydney Kendellen (London, ON) gave Vlasman four more points on the fast break in the final frame. Wright then got a big offensive rebound and found Vlasman on the block for yet another layup. With the bucket, Vlasman became the Fanshawe Women's Basketball all-time points leader, with 791. She passes Rebecca Huntley's (1992-96) previous record of 781. The Falcons went on to win the game 82-58, marking their second win over St. Clair in the past two weeks.
Fanshawe's Top Performers:
Ali Vlasman – 27 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists
Claire Dechet – 16 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds
Mikhaila Wright – 13 points, 11 rebounds
St. Clair's Top Performer:
Shannon Kennedy – 21 points, 9 rebounds
Fanshawe will be tested in their next game on Saturday, February 10, when they host the #1 CCAA ranked Humber Hawks (17-0) at 6pm in a battle of the OCAA's top ranked teams. In their last meeting on November 26 in Etobicoke, the Hawks defeated the Falcons 95-67.
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