By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – A few up and a few downs in the Land of the Lancers, but no bigger up than the ascension of Josh Collins, Enrico Diloretto, and Lien Phillip respective pinnacles in the basketball record book.
The Lancers were in Guelph to take on the Gryphons in a rematch of their January 15 meeting. And for the second time this season, Windsor bettered Guelph, this time by a 76-62 margin. With 17 points, Diloretto moved into first place in career scoring for the Lancers. He now has 1,423 moving past Trevor Boose by 15 points with four regular season games left to play. Diloretto sits 10th in the CIS in points scored.
Not to be outdone, 5th year point guard Collins dished off five assists to move into the lead in that career stat. He now has 525 assists for Windsor bettering Ryan Steer’s 521. Collins is 7th in the CIS, but missed five games due to injury.
Lien Phillip’s streak of double-doubles came to an end at 10 as he scored just 7 against Guelph. However, Phillip pulled down 10 boards to take over the all-time rebounder title. He also leads the CIS in rebounds with 233 and is averaging 12.9 per game.
Matthew Evans had another big game for Windsor as he led all scorers with 22 points.
The women handily defeated their Gryphon counterparts by a score of 102-48. Miah Langlois put on a clinic for all players by scoring 29 points on 11 for 15 shooting, and dishing off 7 helpers. Korissa Williams put up 21 points, and head coach Chantal Vallée received 30 points from the substitutes as she was able to distribute minutes to the bench.
Lancer basketball will return home to next meet Western University on Wednesday evening at St Denis Fieldhouse. They will follow that up by hosting McMaster on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday, the men’s hockey squad defeated McGill 4-3 in a shootout at South Windsor Arena. Windsor led 2-0 after the first period, but McGill scored three in the third to send the game into overtime.
After the 10 minute extra frame, Steve Pommells was the only shooter to score in the shootout to secure the win for Windsor.
Saturday saw the women’s hockey club hosting Ryerson Rams at South Windsor. After a scoreless first period, Windsor struck hard in the second with three goals, including two with an extra attacker. They followed that up with two more in the third to round out the 5-0 victory. Jenny McKnight led the women with two goals and an assist, and Bree Polci netted one and added two helpers.
St Denis was the scene of a volleyball match-up between Windsor and York University. The women Lancers dropped three games to the Lions as they couldn’t get on track on Sunday. Shannon Dean and Kaila Seguin each had 10 kills in the losing effort. Mackenzie Coyle added 18 digs and Danielle Lenarduzzi 25 assists for the Lancers.
The men fared better, dropping York three games to two. Adam Thompson made 11 kills while Andrew Chelladurai had 35 assists and Shawn Reaume made 21 digs.
Windsor will now travel to Guelph on February 7 for an evening game before visiting Waterloo the next night, to close out the season.