Lancers Waste Warriors

Warrior overwhelmed. Lien Phillip (L) and Evan Matthews team up on Waterloo's Matt Glibota in the paint. Windsor dominated the visitors by scoring 34 points from inside. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Warrior overwhelmed. Lien Phillip (L) and Evan Matthews team up on Waterloo’s Matt Glibota in the paint. Windsor dominated the visitors by scoring 34 points from inside. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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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.

Enrico Diloretto floats to the basket for two points against the Waterloo Warriors at St Denis Fieldhouse. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Enrico Diloretto floats to the basket for two points against the Waterloo Warriors at St Denis Fieldhouse. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Sunday game saw the return of Josh Collins (R) for Windsor. Here he and Khalid Abdel-Gabar confer during a break in the action. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Sunday game saw the return of Josh Collins (R) for Windsor. Here he and Khalid Abdel-Gabar confer during a break in the action. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Chris Oliver holds a late game conference with his players against Waterloo. The Lancers prevailed 75-65. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Chris Oliver holds a late game conference with his players against Waterloo. The Lancers prevailed 75-65. 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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