After a day which featured a new facility grand opening and an inspirational sit down with Canadian basketball legend Leo Rautins, the Lambton College men's and women's basketball teams hit the court to try and cap it all off in a pair of OCAA home openers against the Conestoga Condors.
In women's action, the Lions defeated the Condors 62-52.
Lambton got off to a great start and led 22-15 after the first quarter by forcing turnovers that led to easy layups on the other end. The Condors would tighten the game up on the scoreboard and the teams battled to a statemate for much of the second and third. A fifteen point fourth quarter would seal the game for the home side with Akuleul Anyoun scoring six of her 12 total points in the frame.
The team was led in scoring by Morgan Wagg who had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 steals. Christine Fleischer and Maddi Campbell each had eight, Daylin Galvin seven, Ashleigh Pettit four, Alicia Maure three and Shelby Bigras two to round out the scoring.
Photo: Alicia Maure goes up for two points against Jamila Beckford of Conestoga.
The Lambton men defeated the Conestoga Condors 96-89 to open their OCAA season.
The game marked the 99th career win for Lions Head Coach James Grant.
Tyvell Peters (pictured below) led the team with 30 points, with Jason Watts nabbing a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds. Second year wing Keith Laryea had 12, Denes Hegedus began his rookie campaign with 11, and Journee Joseph also scored double digits with 10. Scoring was rounded out by Kardon Edwards with eight, while Dwayne Lambert-Cadore and Deiondre Reid each had four.
"I am really proud of our players and how they responded to such an enormous day in College history," says Coach Grant. "Everything up until our game had went perfectly and there was a lot of pressure to finish it off the right way. They persevered and got it done. We have a ton of work to do but we will definitely enjoy this one!"
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED TONIGHT! We are truly grateful!