(WINDSOR, ON) – The underdog Windsor Lancers took the court Saturday at the WFCU Centre as part of a basketball double header in partnership with the Windsor Express. The 3pm OUA match against the Western Mustangs wasn’t close after the 1st quarter as the visitors loaded onto the bus destined back to London with a 76-57 victory.
The Lancers record dropped to 2-5 though defensively the team performed admirably. Through the four frames, Telloy Simon and Anthony Zrvnar led Windsor with 8 and 7 respectively all five starters each had five or more boards.
“We’ve struggled so much on offense that we’ve had to commit to defense,” said Lancers head coach Chris Oliver. “I think we’ve been pretty good, other than being out rebounded, I thought we were OK in structures defensively for sure.”
At the other end of the court the Lancers struggled to connect as only Simon and Thomas Kennedy hit in the double digits with 18 and 12 points. As well, the Windsor bench contributed just 8 points in a combined 64 minutes.
“It’s been a symptom of the whole season; just struggling on offense,” said Oliver. “Our efficiencies on offense are not where they need to be for us to be successful.”
Windsor’s next game is at Ryerson in Toronto on November 23 as part of a 4-game road trip. They’ll next play at home in the New Year on January 5 when they host the Laurier Golden Hawks at 4pm.