Langara Falcons win 2014 CCAA men’s basketball national championship

GALLERY: The Langara Falcons defeat the Red Deer Kings 88-86 to win gold in the 2014 CCAA men’s basketball national championship held at Quest University on Mar. 15, 2014.

All photos taken by Leslie Kam

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Langara Falcons win back-to-back PacWest provincial basketball championships.

Langara Falcons defeats the VIU Mariners to win their second consecutive PacWest championships.

Langara Falcons defeats the VIU Mariners to win their second consecutive PacWest championships. (Photo by Leslie Kam)

The Langara Falcons are heading to nationals after defeating the Victoria Island University Mariners 90-84 to win the PacWest provincial basketball championship for a second consecutive time.

An amazing regular season

The Falcons returned to the provincial finals March 1 after a nearly perfect regular season, finishing 20-1 to tie the PacWest record they set last year.

Langara’s reigning provincial champs opened the weekend at Douglas College with a 97-76 win over the Capilano Blues in the semi-finals before taking on the 2013 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national champions.

In the provincial gold medal rematch against the VIU Mariners, the Falcons stormed out to an early 12-point lead.

Langara Falcons tips-off against the VIU Mariners in the PacWest gold medal game.

Langara Falcons tips-off against the VIU Mariners in the PacWest gold medal game. (Photo by Leslie Kam)

Brody Greig weaved past the defence in the first quarter to score eight of his 33 points. Greig finished with eight rebounds, five assists and the honour of tournament MVP.

Breakaway fourth quarter

Despite poor shooting in the second quarter, Langara held onto the lead until VIU gained momentum in the last five minutes of the first half.

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