A monster performance from Brody Greig still wasn't enough to prevent the Langara Falcons from dropping their first game of the season.
The McMath secondary graduate poured in 45 points in a 102-100 loss to the Columbia Bible College Bearcats on Saturday night. It was the first defeat in 13 games for the nation's number one ranked collegiate men's basketball team.
The Falcons squandered an 18-point first half advantage and allowed the Bearcats to squeak out the victory with just 1.8 seconds remaining. Greig's three-pointer had given Langara a 100-99 lead 13 seconds earlier. He went 10 for 20 on the night beyond the arc.
"Brody couldn't have done much more for us today," said Langara coach Paul Eberhardt. "He normally is not a big scorer for us but with other guys struggling and CBC leaving him open, he stepped up and showed why he is a great player."
Burnett grad Elliott Mason added 12 points, while former McMath standout Jeff Chu had nine points and four assists.
One night earlier. Palmer graduate Matt Madewan had his best game in a Langara uniform, draining 28 points in a 104-77 victory over Kwantlen University Eagles. He hit on six of 10 shots from three point range.
"Having coached Matt in high school I know that when he gets hot he is capable of shooting the ball extremely well," said Eberhardt.