Jan 29, 2014

Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Jitinder Lohcham (Langara College)

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.