Garcia provides leadership as captain of Bisons basketball

Garcia provides leadership as captain of Bisons basketball

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.