The Eagles Dominate in Home Opener Weekend

Mon, Nov 28, 2011

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The Eagles Dominate in Home Opener Weekend

METRO VANCOUVER, BC – (November 29, 2011) – The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles basketball teams played host to Columbia Bible College (CBC) at their season home opener on Friday, November 25 rallying to victories against the Bearcats. On Saturday, November 26, the Eagles visited Douglas College where the Eagles split the games with the Women defeating the Royals and the Men suffering their fourth loss of the season.

In front of a solid crowd of family and Kwantlen students, the Eagles welcomed the Bearcats for their season opener. The Eagle Women took the court first and quickly gained a lead held throughout the game. The Eagles made 21 of 47 three-pointers with second-year guard, Anna Work (Everett, WA), leading the team with 37 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists on the way to a commanding 119 – 52 win over the Bearcats. Early in the fourth quarter, third-year guard, Erin Vekic (Port Coquitlam), shot a three-pointer that took Eagles over the 100 point plateau. This marks the first time in Eagles history that the women's basketball team tallied a score above 100 points in a single game.

The Eagles Men's team had a fast-paced game, narrowly holding onto the lead, only widening the gap at the end of the fourth quarter for a 94 – 82 victory. Freshman point guard, Aaron Ram (Surrey), led the team with 21 points followed closely by veteran center, Ali Bosir (Surrey) with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Recent PACWEST "Athlete of the Week", AJ Adusei (North Delta) added to the win with a strong showing of 17 points and 7 assists. The highlight for the home crowd was a huge dunk by Ali Bosir over two Bearcats opponents in the third quarter.

The second game of the weekend saw the Eagles visiting the Douglas College Royals on Saturday, November 26. The Eagle Women's team had a tough game against the Royals. Never leading until the final seconds of the fourth quarter, the Eagles rallied hard to overcome their opponents in a very close 50 – 48 victory. A foul on Douglas College in the Eagle's end of the court in the final 18 seconds of the game gave center Samantha McPhail (Vancouver) the opportunity to hit both free throws to tie giving the team the push to move ahead to victory. McPhail also had 9 points and 10 rebounds throughout the close contest. The two wins for the Eagle Women places them in a 3 -3 standing in the PACWEST league.

The Eagles Men's team was defeated by the Douglas College Royals in Saturday's game 96 - 88. A close game, the Eagles attacked the rim strongly but were unable to capitalize on the fouls with 10 missed free throws. Aaron Ram (Surrey) continued his weekend of terror by adding another 25 points during the game. Second-year point guard, AJ Adusei (North Delta) led the team with 26 points while third-year center, Ali Bosir (Surrey) had another double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. After Week 3, the Eagles Men's team sits at a 2 – 4 record.

The Eagles will play their next games before the holiday break Thursday, December 1 at Langara College. The women take the court at 6 PM and the men take to the court at 8 PM.

Complete game results can be found at:

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Elise Le Brun
Director, Athletics & Recreation
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