Falcons Sitting in 4th After Weekend Split
Dec 2, 2013
On Friday night the Langara Falcons took on the Camosun College Chargers in their first meeting of the season. The Falcons got off to a slow start, down 14 to 8 at the end of the first quarter. The Chargers pushed their lead to 12 at halftime. In the second half the Falcons upped the pressure and held the Chargers to just four points in the 3rd quarter, but still found themselves down 16 points with 4 minutes to go in the quarter. Denise Busayong hit 3 three pointers in the half on her way to 17 points in the game, and Charlotte Lau contributed 9 points as the Falcons clawed their way back and went on a 8 point run to end the game. The Falcons got the win 47 to 41.
On Saturday the Falcons faced the undefeated VIU Mariners. The Falcons got off to a strong start holding the Mariners to only 4 points in the first quarter of action. At halftime the Falcons held a 5 point lead thanks to a strong defensive effort, a big key was the play of Theresa Jacobse who held VIU All-star forward Shayna Worthington to just 4 points in the half. The Falcons continued to dictate play in the third quarter and extended their lead to 9 points heading into the fourth. The momentum changed as soon as Jacobse picked up her fourth foul early in the 4th quarter and had to take a seat on the bench. The Mariners were able to take advantage of the new found space in the paint and scored 25 points in the quarter coming back to defeat the Falcons 63-53. Miranda Cuthbertson was high scorer for the Falcons with 15 points.
Langara’s next game will be in the new year January 10th against Capilano University.
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Falcons Season Preview
Nov 1, 2013
The Falcons kick off the 2013-14 season tonight at 6:00pm at Douglas College in New Westminster. If the preseason was any indication it should be the first of 3 good battles between these two teams. Head Coach Mike Evans is looking for an improved finish from his team this season after a 7th place finish last year. The Falcons will be expecting more from their experienced players. Denise Busayong, a third year guard will be looked to to provide a scoring punch, while it is hoped Rhea Silvestri will regain her form from late last season when she went on a rebounding and scoring tear. The addition of Theresa Jacobse a third year forward who transfered to Langara after taking a year away fom the game, will provide some much needed size and defensive presence. Second year players Jolissa Crossley and Toni Li will be expected to take the next step in their development, and contribute as they are given more playing time. Says coach Evans " We have good depth and experience, are a bit bigger than last year and hope to have a team that competes well in a very balanced league in 2013/14". The Falcons first home game will be on Thursday Nov. 14th against KPU, tip off at 6:00pm.