Eric Garcia is in his second consecutive year as captain with the Bisons. The fifth year Kinesiology and Recreational Management student-athlete was third in team scoring with a 13.3 avg., fifth in Canada West with 4.3 assists per game, sixth in conference steals at 2.3 per game, third in Canada West 3-point shooting at 44.4% and seventh in conference minutes played at 34.0 per game during the 2009-10 season. The Winnipeg native also is a three-time CIS Academic All-Canadian (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10).
Eric Garcia leads the 5-2 Bisons in scoring so far this season averaging 17.6 points per game and is second in Canada West with 25 three pointers made so far this year (50% from 3 point range). Garcia is averaging 28.7 minutes per game with 17.6 pts per game, 3.3 rebounds per game and just under 3 assists per game.
Bison basketball coach Schepp said, “Eric lends a veteran presence to our team and has already shown his leadership skills as captain last season. He will be a big part of the team throughout this season.”
Jonar Huertas is averaging 16.1 minutes per game and 6.3 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game and is 80% from the free throw line.
The Bisons will host the University of Brandon Bobcats on Friday and Saturday, November 26-27. The Filipino Journal is proud to sponsor Filipino night during the back-to-back matches at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. Support Eric Garcia and Jonar Huertas by joining us at 8:00pm for the men’s basketball game on Friday and Saturday.