Thursday, 1 October 2009

Late score from Wednesday: Laurier defeats Fanshawe

Golden Hawks defeat Fanshawe Falcons 73-69
Golden Hawks start preseason against Fanshawe College

Box Score

Hawks defeat Falcons in preseason action (from Laurier web site)

WATERLOO, Ont. – The Wilfrid Laurier men’s basketball team started the preseason with a 73-69 victory over the visiting Fanshawe College Falcons.

The Golden Hawks got out to an early seven point lead in the first quarter before the Falcons stormed back to tie it up. The see-saw action would continue as Laurier built a nine point lead, only to see it whittled down to two points by the end of the first. Throughout the second frame, both teams traded baskets, but the Hawks would hold a one point lead going into the break. Laurier led Fanshawe 33-32 at half.

In the third, the purple and gold jumped out to an early lead thanks to several buckets by Evan Schwantz (Guelph, Ont.). By then end of the third, a Jesse MacDonald (Brantford, Ont.) three pointer had secured a ten point lead. The Falcons would start the fourth quarter with a point scoring surge to take the Hawks lead back down to just two points. Laurier turned to the their top scorer of 2008-2009, Kale Harrison (Stratford, Ont.), and he delivered some key free throws to get the purple and gold back on track.

Fifth year guard Jesse MacDonald was the top scorer on the night with 19 points and went 10 for 11 from the free-throw line. Evan Schwantz picked up 13 points and Kale Harrison notched 12. Harrison was the home team’s top rebounder with eight boards.

For the visitors Manny Campbell (Burlington, Ont.) scored 15, while Will Bradbury (Kitchener, Ont.) and Chyro Blackwood (Kitchener, Ont.) picked up 12 apiece. Bryan Kammerman (London, Ont.) was the Falcons top rebounder with nine.

Next up for the Golden Hawks will be another preseason match up against St. Lawrence College on Thursday, October 8th at 7 p.m. in Kingston.

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