Bird Fight! Eagles Split Games Against Falcons

Mon, Dec 5, 2011

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Bird Fight! Eagles Split Games Against Falcons

METRO VANCOUVER, BC – (December 6, 2011) – The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles basketball teams concluded the first part of their seasons ahead of the holiday break with split decisions against the Langara College Falcons on Thursday evening.
With a slow start, the Eagles Women came back for a good second half and secured their third victory in a row with a 55 – 46 win. Second-year centre, Sam McPhail (Vancouver), played another strong game collecting 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and 5 points against the Falcons. First-year guard, Jessica Villadiego (Surrey), also had a great game anchoring the Eagle team defensively and showing up yet again with a solid presence in the paint.

In Men’s basketball, the Falcons would control home nest advantage over the Eagles. Unable to capitalize on the Falcon fouls, the Eagles shot only 37% from the free throw line. Also contributing to the Eagle loss, they were out-rebounded by Langara 60 to 33. Despite this, first-year guard, Aaron Ram (Surrey), led the Eagles in points finishing the game with a total of 23 points. AJ Adusei (North Delta), second-year point guard, continued to collect points adding 14 points and 4 assists.

The Eagles go into the long holiday break with this split decision against the Langara College Falcons. The Eagle Women currently are sitting 4 – 3 in the PACWEST standings while the Eagle Men are at 2 – 5 with the bulk of the season still to come in the New Year. Both Eagle Men and Women teams will travel north for their next games on January 13, 2012 against the UNBC Timberwolves.

Complete game results can be found at:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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Elise Le Brun
Director, Athletics & Recreation
Tel: 604.599.2005

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