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Sports | December 4th, 2006

Falcons basketball

Now deep into their season, both the men's and women's basketball teams are ripping up the courts.

The men's team in particular have won their last three tournaments, placing them in the top spot for the Ontario rankings and high up for the Canadian rankings as well.

Name: Omar Sybbliss

Position: Point Guard

Coaches: Glenn Johnston (31st year!), Greg Nixon, Roger Robbins

Program: Financial Planning

Hometown: Toronto, ON

High school: Central Commerce S.S.

Career highlights: Fanshawe Tournament All-Star 2006, Durham Tournament All-Star, recent radio interview on FAN 590

In other news: In his second year with the Falcons, Omar has been averaging about 12 points per game making him one of the strongest players.

Was named All Star at the Durham Tournament in October, and at the Can-Am Tournament hosted at Fanshawe in November.
 Name: Penny Ackersviller

Position: Guard

Coaches: Kevin Gordon

Program: Medical Radiation Technology

Hometown: Gadskill, ON

High School: Northwestern S.S.

Career Highlights: Female Athlete 2001, 2002; MVP for Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton

In his/her words: “Although we have a short bench this year, the determination, dedication and skill of the girls we do have will make for a good season. I'm looking forward to seeing where we will end up!! We have two great coaches this year too that will help us get to where we want to go with our season. We have a new head coach, Kevin Gordon and our assistant coach, Katie Havakes. Both bring different aspects as coaches which will only bring depth to the team.”
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