By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Waterloo Warriors were in town to take on Windsor at the St Denis Fieldhouse. The visitors went on a 9-point run to start the game, but by the end of the half the Lancers had taken control of the game and were leading by one. By the end of the game, Windsor had out-scored Waterloo by 19 points to win 75-65.
For the ninth game in a row, Windsor’s power forward Lien Phillip led the way with a double-double. Phillip scored 17 points and pulled down 21 boards in a dominating display at both ends of the court. The 6’ 8” business student leads the CIS in defensive and total rebounds.
Windsor got strong efforts from Enrico Diloretto and Khalid Abdel-Gabar with 13 and 14 points, respectively. As well, Rotimi Osuntola put up 12 points, coming off the bench, including hitting 3 of 4 from downtown.
“Despite some good practices leading up to yesterday’s game we played poorly to start the Waterloo game,” said Windsor head coach Chris Oliver. “Although it felt like we were in control throughout the second half it was certainly not one of our finer efforts.”
“However,” he continued. “I am more worried about our turn around to Wednesday vs Laurier, as we won’t get our traditional off day on Sunday.”
The game marked the return of point guard Josh Collins. He was able to put in 20 minutes, picking up three points and dishing off seven assists.
He had moments of rust,” said Oliver. “But it was great to have him back.”
The Lancers will host the Golden Hawks at 8:00 pm Wednesday evening. They will then travel to Guelph on February 1.