Men's Basketball win openers

November 13th, 2011

It was all VIU this weekend on the hardwood !! Two convincing wins to start the season ... the first over Langara Falcons and then the Kwantlen Eagles.

Richard Townsend-Gant of Portland, Oregon had a solid opening weekend for the VIU Men's basketball squad, helping lead the M's to a pair of convincing wins.

In Friday nights 87-68 victory over Langara the third year forward had an impressive 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting (3/5 from beyond the arc), and a team leading 12 rebounds in 24 minutes of action.  On Saturday, Gant played just 18 minutes in a lop-sided victory over the Kwantlen Eagles.  In the 81-51 victory Gant once again led the Mariners in scoring with 13, as well as grabbing a team leading 8 boards.

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It was a great week of activity which started with a BBQ mid-week to promote the home opener,  Friday during the games boxer briefs were sold to help support  the Canadian Cancer Society and the annual Chuk a Duck contest took place ... Check out all the action in these photo galleries.

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