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Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week

Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week (41)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:40 Written by Kat

Ali Bosir

Ali Bosir is a fifth year forward from Surrey, BC, who led the Kwantlen Eagles to a 87-76 victory over the CBC Bearcats this past Fridayto close out the 2014 campaign. It was Kwantlen’s second straight victory for the Eagles which helped the team finish in 7th place, four points ahead of CBC for last place.

Bosir scored 25 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in his final CCAA game of a great five year career.  The veteran also recorded 8 assists and one steal, while playing 36 minutes in the victory over the Abbotsford opponents.

In 5 years at Kwantlen, Bosir played 86 league games and tallied 1112 points (12.93 ppg); 797 rebounds (9.27 rbg) and 145 assists (1.69 apg). It is only fitting that Bosir receives the athlete of the week in his final league game of the season and his career.

 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:13 Written by Kat

Jitinder Lohcham

On Friday night the Langara Falcons made their final trek of the season over to Vancouver Island for match ups with the VIU Mariners and the Camosun College Chargers.

In was a battle of 2 of the league’s 3 giants as the Falcons were visited the home of the Mariners Friday night. The Falcons faced the #3 team in the PACWEST who were 14-4 going into the weekend. Games between these two teams have typically been tight contests andFriday was another example of that. The Falcons battled hard and took a three point lead into halftime 42-39. The second half was more of the same with neither team able to pull away. The Falcons got a great performance from 4th year forward Jitinder Lohcham who poured in 32 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had 2 blocks. Thanks in large part to Lohcham, the Falcons were able to pull out the win 76-75.

On Saturday the Falcons made the drive from Nanaimo to Victoria and faced off against Camosun in an afternoon tilt. Lohcham came up big for the Falcons again with 18 points and 14 rebounds to go with 2 blocks, and led the way to a Falcons win 84-72. Over the course of the weekend Lohcham shot an impressive 46% from the field and 78% from the line.

Up next for the Falcons is their last league game of the season at Douglas College Friday Feb 21, tip off 8:00 pm

Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:34 Written by Kat

Brandon Jones

5th year guard Brandon Jones had excellent weekend at home as the VIU Mariners defeated the Capilano Blues on Fridayand the Quest Kermodes on Saturday. Heading into the weekend, the Mariners sat 2 points behind second place Quest and 6 points behind the league leading Falcons

On Friday night vs the visiting Blues, Jones scored 25 points, including five 3's, to go along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.  When he finally came out of the game with about 8 minutes remaining, the Mariners were already up 71-44.  VIU would finish the game with an 80-67 win.

On Saturday was the 3rd and final league meeting between the Mariners and Kermodes.  Back in November, VIU won at home, 76-65. In January’s rematch in Squamish, the Kermodes would tie the series with an 88-78 win.  VIU once again hosted Quest and Jones followed up Friday’s performance with 18 points and 9 rebounds against Quest in VIU’s 83-64 victory. Eight of those nine rebounds came down the stretch on a night where VIU struggled to rebound.  Jones played excellent defense and did a great job of running the team.

The weekend home wins helped the Mariners regain 2nd place in the PACWEST and the all-important tie-breaker with Quest. The Mariners have another huge home stand this coming weekend as the league leading Langara Falcons come to town. VIU face Langara on Feb. 14 and Douglas on Feb. 15.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:26 Written by Kat

Brody Greig

On Friday night the Falcons traveled up the Sea to Sky Highway to meet the 2nd place Quest Kermodes on their home floor. The Falcons came out of the gate running and gunning and Quest was never able to catch up. At the half, the Falcons were up 55 to 35. In the third quarter a relentless fast break attack and excellent shooting shut the door on a Kermode comeback. Brody Greig was close to a triple double with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and led the Falcons to a decisive 113-80 victory. 

On Saturday the Falcons faced the Capilano Blues on the North Shore. Langara struggled defensively in the first half allowing the Blues to shoot almost 50% from the field, and as a result took a narrow 43-42 lead into halftime. The Falcons came out in the third with much more defensive intensity and were able to build a 12 point lead to take into the fourth. The Falcons went on to win 98-83, thanks in no small part to the stellar play of Greig who notched his 6th triple double of the season with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 15 assists.

The Falcons continue life on the road this week with a match up at Kwantlen on Thursday, February 6th and at the CBC Bearcats on Saturday, February 8th.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 17:04 Written by Kat

Jitinder Lohcham

The Langara Falcons have been awarded a record 6th straight Athlete of the Week in men’s basketball. Jitinder Lohcham is a 6’7” fourth year student-athlete from Vancouver, BC and had another stellar weekend for the Falcons

On Friday night the Falcons made their first of two trips to Vancouver Island to face Camosun College. The Falcons controlled the game from start to finish and got contributions from the entire team to go up 50 to 29 at half. In the second the Falcons showed their defensive skill and closed out the game 94 to 61. Lohcham had 11 points and 4 rebounds on the night.

On Saturday the team traveled to VIU to face their biggest rivals, the Mariners. The game was close from the start with the teams trading baskets throughout the first quarter. In the second quarter Lohcham caught fire and hit 7 out of 11 of his shots for 20 points. He stood tall on the defensive end as well grabbing boards and blocking shots. The Falcons went into half with a 50 to 41 lead. The third quarter saw the Falcons grow their lead to 12 and they closed out the game for the win 89 to 74.  Lohcham finished with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 block shots.

Up next for the Falcons is a matchup with the 2nd place Quest Kermodes January 31st at 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:50 Written by Kat

Garrett Ling-Lee

On Friday night the Langara Falcons kept their winning streak alive versus the Columbia Bible College Bearcats. The Falcons jumped out early and never looked back putting up 59 points at the half and cracking the century mark at the end of the 3rd quarter leading 100-53 on their way to a 122-75 victory. Garrett Ling-Lee contributed 15 points in the win.

On Saturday night the Falcons hosted their final home game of the season against the Kwantlen Eagles. The first quarter of the game was fairly uneventful with the Falcons building a comfortable lead. In the second quarter the Falcons extended their defense and applied the pressure forcing the Eagles into numerous mistakes, only allowing them to score 9 points in the quarter. Up 44-17 at the half, Langara’s strong defensive play continued in the second half as they extended their lead, cruising to an 88-39 victory. Ling-Lee had 14 points and 6 rebounds in the win.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 08:25 Written by Kat

Brody Greig

On Friday night the Falcons opened up the second half of their season by hosting the Capilano Blues. Brody Greig wasn’t affected by any holiday rust and came out with 18 points, 9 rebound, and a 6 assist performance to lead the Falcons to their first victory of the new year 80-68.

On Saturday the Falcons faced the 3rd place team in the conference, the Quest Kermodes. The Kermodes were the only team to beat the Falcons in the first half of the season and the Falcons were looking for a little redemption on their home floor. A standing room only crowd witnessed some great defense by the Falcons in the first half as they were able to hold Quest to 31% shooting and took a 44-34 lead into the half. In the third quarter Brody stepped up his offensive output and poured in 17 points to increase the Falcons lead 78-57 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Langara kept their foot on the gas in the fourth and added another 34 points in the quarter to win the game 112-77. Greig finished the game with 34 points on 12 for 23 shooting, 9 assists and 3 rebounds.

Up next for the Falcons are two more home games next weekend, the CBC Bearcats on Friday Jan 17th and the KPU Eagles on Saturday Jan 18th, both are scheduled to start at 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:02 Written by Choyal

Jitinder Lohcham

Heading into the final weekend of league play before the break, the Langara Falcons sat tied for second place, two points behind the league leading VIU Mariners.  The Falcons played host to both the Camosun Chargers and VIU Mariners.

On Friday night the Chargers game to town.  Fourth year forward Jitinder Lohcham had a tremendous game scoring 37 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 3 big dunks.  Lohcham, a Vancouver native, shot an impressive 11 for 11 from the foul line and 13 for 17 (76%) from the field in a 110-78 win. “Jit is capable of completely dominating games and he certainly asserted himself tonight,” said coach Eberhardt.

On Saturday the Falcons had their first meeting of the season with undefeated Vancouver Island University and the reigning National Champions.  Lohcham scored 15 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist and was once again a major contributor in the Falcons' 17 point victory. The 102-85 victory put Langara in a three way tie for 1st place in the PACWEST. The Falcons head into the holiday break with a 7-1 record.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:26 Written by Choyal

Elliot Mason

In a rare single game weekend, Langara hosted the Douglas Royals on Friday night.  The Falcons were sitting tied for 2nd and two points behind the league leading VIU Mariners. Elliot Mason had another solid game for the Falcons. The 6’6” fourth year student-athlete from Richmond, B.C., helped the Falcons jumped out to a 23 to 12 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 48 to 33 at the half. Led by the pure shooting of Mason in the third, the Falcons pushed the lead to as high as 26 as they went on to win 101 to 80. Mason a 4th year small forward shot an incredible 70% from the field, on 7 for 10 shooting. He grabbed 11 rebounds and contributed 3 assists to go with his 16 points.

Next up for the Falcons is home stand vs Camosun College and Vancouver Island University on the final weekend of play before the Christmas break.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:25 Written by Choyal

Brody Greig

Brody Greig has started off the 2013-14 season playing at a very high level. Greig has been the Falcons player of the week for the second straight weekend and was awarded this weekend with the PACWEST Player of the Week. The 6’3” Richmond, BC, guard is in his 4th year of eligibility. Heading into the weekend, Greig and the Falcons sat two points behind the undefeated VIU Mariners.  Langara needed good results in order to keep pace with those Mariners.

On Thursday night the Falcons faced Kwantlen Polytechnic University in their home opener. Greig contributed 2 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in the Falcons 109-63 thrashing on the Eagles.

On Saturday the Falcons hosted the Columbia Bible College Bearcats and in only 25 minutes of play, Greig led the Falcons to yet another lopsided victory. In a 119-73 win, Greig earned a triple double with 15 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds. He added 3 steals to his totals.

It was the 4th time this season that Greig has recorded a triple double. His averages for the weekend work out to 8.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Greig shot a perfect 4 for 4 from the foul line and he was 6 for 8 from the field. He is currently leading the PACWEST in assists with a 10.80 apg and is second in rebounding with a 9.20 rpg.

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