By Kyle Benning [sports bureau chief]
Despite having their top scorer back on the court, the women’s basketball team was unable to pick up their third win of the season against a dominate Langara College Falcons.
Taminder Dhaliwal returned after sitting out of the Kwantlen Winter Classic with a sore knee, but didn’t have much of an impact in the Kwantlen University Eagles 85-54 loss to the Falcons on Jan. 20.
However, the Eagles were without Courtney Parker.
The Falcons ran the entire game without being challenged, and had a 40-point lead late in the final frame.
The Eagles defence couldn’t contain the Falcons top three guards – Michelle Errico, Stephanie Scott and Rhea Silvestri – who put away a total of 56 points.
Errico, Scott and Silvestri all shot over 43 per cent from beyond the arc.
The Eagles didn’t get off to a good start, which ultimately resulted in them chasing the game for 40 minutes.
Kwantlen only scored 25 points at the half, nine of which came in the second quarter.
At the same point of the game, the Falcons top two scorers combined for 27 points.
The women sit in eighth place in the BCCAA standings.
The top six teams advance to the provincial championship.
The team has eight games left to improve their position before the 2011 BCCAA Basketball Provincial Championships in Abbotsford.