Thursday, November 2nd saw the Niagara Knights (1-2, 6th OCAA West) fall to the hometown Fanshawe Falcons (3-0, 2nd OCAA West) 64-46. The Knights fought valiantly throughout the game, but the 2016-17 OCAA bronze medal Falcons seemed to pose too big of a problem for our women to overcome.
The Knights were their own worst enemy last night, struggling to put up points in crucial moments of the game. "There have stretches this year where we've gone through scoring droughts and that certainly was the case tonight," said head coach Mike Beccaria. "All credit to Fanshawe's defense which was very good. Early in the game we defended extremely well, but pitching a shutout is tough in Basketball and we gradually broke down at that end of the floor as well."
The scoring leader for the Niagara Knights was fourth year guard Mary Ingribelli (St. Catharines), who finished the game with a team high fifteen points, seven rebounds and three assists. The double digit performance marks the third time in as many games that Ingrebelli has finished a game with 15 points or more.
The Knights will look to rebound when they travel back to the Welland Campus Athletic Centre Sunday, November 5th to face off against the St. Clair Saints (0-1, 10th OCAA West). A win against the Saints will put the Knights back at .500 on the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 12pm.