By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – The basketball fans at the St Denis Fieldhouse, last night, were witness to two wins on the evening. In game one, the women’s squad dispatched the Laurier Golden Hawks 70-59 in one of the more competitive matches for the women this season.
In the second tilt, the men sent Laurier packing 94-80 by the time they settled down and got to work. The Hawks are a better team than their 7-9 record would suggest, but were no match for the Lancers as Windsor extended their winning streak to six games, a perfect January.
Point guard Miah Langlois led the women with a game-high 21 points and adding seven rebounds and five assists. The 5th year business-economics student dropped 8 of 15 from the floor and was 2 for 5 from downtown.
Jessica Clemencon put up 18 points for Windsor in another strong effort. The 6’ 3” forward was a perfect 4 for 4 from the line and shot 58%, going 7 for 12.
Collectively, the women shot 45% and assumed control of the game early on, despite being out-scored by the 7th ranked Golden Hawks in the final two frames.
Windsor’s men followed up on the night with their own victory against Laurier. They were again led by forward Lien Phillip who nailed his 10th double-double in a row. Phillip dropped 22 points on 48% combined shooting and led all players by pulling down 18 boards.
Enrico Diloreto scored 18 for the hosts while Evan Matthews found his footing on the hardwood and contributed 15 points against unranked Laurier.
The win by Windsor moved the Lancers up two rungs in the CIS rankings to 7th place.
The season is now winding down to the last five games. The men and women will next travel to Guelph to take on the Gryphons on Saturday and then return home to face Western on February 5.