By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – The fans and players were encouraged, last night, to get their “Pink On” in support of breast cancer research. And the men’s and women’s basketball teams delivered two wins against the visiting Brock Badgers.
The highest scoring team in the OUA West, the men’s Windsor Lancers, added a bunch more points as they defeated the visiting Badgers 110-79 at the St Denis Centre.
Rotimi Osuntola led Windsor with 20 points, going 8 for 10 from the floor and 3 for 5 from downtown. Close behind was point guard Enrico Diloreto with 19 points as well as pulling down five boards.
Windsor received another big game from 6’ 8” forward Lien Phillip. On limited minutes, Phillip drained 13 points and solidified his CIS lead in rebounds by grabbing 15. He is now averaging 12.4 boards per game, the best in Canada.
Head coach Chris Oliver received a strong performance from the bench led by guard Alex Campbell. The Brampton-born visual arts major was seeing a lot hardwood time with the continued absence of Josh Collins. Campbell delivered last night with 10 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes.
The Lancers now travel to London in a match-up against Western on January 22. It will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. The men will then return home for a 4:00 pm tip-off with Waterloo on January 25 at St Denis.
In other action, the women donned pink-hued uniforms for their tilt against Brock in the Shoot for the Cure. Led by a double-double by Cheyanne Roger Windsor sent the Badgers packing by a score of 87-65.
Roger scored 17 points and added 10 boards as she came off the bench to help Windsor to the win. The Lancers also received 17 points from Korissa Williams and 14 from Miah-Marie Langlois, who contributed five helpers as well. The 5’ 8” Langlois pulled down 6 rebounds as did Jessica Clemencon and Andrea Kiss in exemplary defensive performances.
OTHER LANCER NEWS
The 7-5 women’s volleyball squad received 21 kills from Kaila Seguin as they defeated the visiting RMC Paladins 3-1 at St Denis. Danielle Lenarduzzi added 38 assists and Hannah Robson made 21 digs on defence in the victory.
On the other side of the house, the men’s volleyball team also defeated RMC 3-1. Ryan Leknois led the team with 11 kills while Andrew Chelladurai chipped in 22 assists.
At the South Windsor Arena, the men’s hockey team skated to a 4-2 victory against the visiting Waterloo Warriors.