Windsor Men’s BBall Draws Even

Evan Matthews didn't disappoint when he got the opportunity to slam dunk on a breakaway. Matthews scored 7 points and pulled down 6 boards against Queens on November 9, 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Evan Matthews didn’t disappoint when he got the opportunity to slam dunk on a breakaway. Matthews scored 7 points and pulled down 6 boards against Queens on November 9, 2013. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – It was a successful weekend as both the women’s and men’s Lancer basketball team scored wins against the visiting York Lions on Friday night and Queens Golden Gaels Saturday. The women have upped their record to 3-1 with the pair of wins, while the men have evened theirs at 2-2.

The men were led by Enrico Diloreto who came off the bench to score 19 points for the home squad. Diloreto sits in 6th place in the CIS in scoring with 84 points on the season.

Another stand-out for the Lancers was starting forward Lien Phillip. He contributed 12 points in 26 minutes and also solidified his CIS 4th place ranking in rebounding, by pulling in 13 against Queens. It was Phillip’s second double-double of the weekend.

The Lancers got out in front of the visitors early and never looked back. At the end of the 1st quarter Windsor led 25-5, and by all accounts it looked like the men would run away with the match. To Queens’ credit, the Lancers looked to lose either steam or concentration as the Gaels out-scored them 22-21 in the 3rd and put up 29 points in the 4th quarter.

While the final score of 98-74 was never in doubt, the second half let down must be an area of concern for Windsor head coach Chris Oliver.

The Lancers take the show on the road with two games in Toronto next weekend before returning to the St Denis Centre where they will host Algoma and Laurentian on November 22 and 23 respectively.

Enrico Diloreto drives past a Queens defender on his way to 19 points in 23 minutes. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Enrico Diloreto drives past a Queens defender on his way to 19 points in 23 minutes. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Rotimi Osuntola, Jr, had nice form, but the slam rocketed off the rim, much to his chagrin. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Rotimi Osuntola, Jr, had nice form, but the slam rocketed off the rim, much to his chagrin. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Full out concentration. Lien Phillip is a study in basketball intensity. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Full out concentration. Lien Phillip is a study in basketball intensity. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Point guard Josh Collins picked up 12 points and dished off 8 assists against Queens. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Point guard Josh Collins picked up 12 points and dished off 8 assists against Queens. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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