Strong end to nearly-perfect season for Falcons men’s basketball team
The Langara Falcons men’s basketball team ended their amazing season by overtaking the Douglas Royals in a 102-59 win last Friday, priming the team for the provincial championship this weekend.
This was the last regular season game for the Falcons, winning all but one of their games. They have a first-round bye in the PacWest provincial championships, which begin on Feb. 27. They are currently ranked No.1 in the PacWest standings.
Falcons aim high for provincials and nationals
The Falcons won the provincial championships in 2013 and hope to repeat that achievement this year. They also hope to continue on to the national championships where they had finished third last year.
Nationals will be held on Mar. 12 to 15 in Squamish.
“We’ve had a great year,’ said head coach Paul Eberhardt. “We still need to go play the games, but I think the guys are feeling pretty confident about our chances and so am I.”
“I don’t want to jinx it,” added Eberhardt. “But if we win provincials and go to nationals, we’ll probably be the No.1 seed. But there are a lot of good teams. We came close last year so our goal is to get it this year.
Players are also hoping for a repeat win at provincials.
“This year, we hope to win it all going in as the No.1 ranked team,” said power forward Jitinder Lohcham. “There’s a lot of pressure, but we’ve been there before.”
Reported by Erin Boe
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