(WINDSOR, ON) – Jessica Clemencon had a game-high 23 points, while Korissa Williams added 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Windsor Lancers women’s basketball team made a statement on Saturday afternoon on "Get Your Pink On" day at the St. Denis Centre, thumping the Brock Badgers 79-53.
Miah-Marie Langlois added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the No. 1 Lancers, who improve to 17-0 on the season. The women also handed the upstart No. 7 Badgers just their second loss of the season, taking a two-game lead for first place in the OUA West division in the process.
After the Badgers opened the scoring, the Lancers scored 13 unanswered to take the early game advantage. Bojana Kovacevic notched a three-pointer, and Clemencon (St. Rambert, France) dropped a couple of lay-ins, guiding the Lancers to an 11-2 lead. A three from Kayla Santilli brought the Badgers back into the contest. Windsor cooled down offensively through the latter half of the first, and held a 17-13 advantage through the opening 10 minutes of play.
Williams (Windsor) got into the action early in the second, draining a layup and picking up a block on defence that led to two more points for the Lancers. After a 10-4 run by the women, Badgers coach Si Khounviseth called timeout in an effort to stop the momentum. Nicole Rosenkranz knocked down a mid-range jumper, but Kovacevic responded with basket and assist to Andrea Kiss after a Badgers turnover. A lay-up by Langlois gave Windsor a 39-27 lead at halftime.
Williams led all players with 12 points in the half, while Santilli topped the Badgers with 10 points.
Clemencon moved away from the post, dropping mid-range baseline jumpers from both sides of the basket in the third quarter. Windsor extended the lead to 16 midway through the third. The former BLG winner then took contact and dropped an off-balance shot. She found Kocacevic with a backdoor pass that the Windsor native finished with a reverse lay-in. A three from Langlois gave the Lancers a 20-point lead nearing the end of the quarter.
Laura Mullins recorded back-to-back three point plays, notching both lay-ups while being fouled and converting her free throws to increase the lead to 23. The Lancers would cruise through the rest of the quarter to maintain their unblemished record.
The Lancers will head to Thunder Bay, Ont. next weekend to take on the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Friday and Saturday respectively. The women will host Western in their final regular season match on February 13.