Lancers One Step Closer

McMaster's Liz Burns covers Andrea Kiss Saturday evening at St Denis. Kiss contributed three points in Windsor's 83-64 OUA Quarter-Final victory over the Marauders. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

McMaster’s Liz Burns covers Andrea Kiss Saturday evening at St Denis. Kiss contributed three points in Windsor’s 83-64 OUA Quarter-Final victory over the Marauders. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Nothing much changed since the last time the McMaster Marauders visited St Denis Fieldhouse on February 8. During that match-up with the Windsor Lancers, the hosts sent the Hamiltonians packing by a score of 80-51. This time around the trip was more permanent as the women eliminated McMaster from the OUA playoffs by an 83-64 margin.

The Lancers’ defence wore down the Marauders as they pulled down 43 rebounds, made 10 steals, and blocked four shots. On the offense, Windsor shot 49% from the floor and over 70% at the line.

Jessica Clemencon led all players with 23 points and 10 boards for a double-double. Close behind was Miah-Marie Langlois with 18 points, five assists, and five steals.

Coach Chantal Vallée received 71 minutes from her bench. Cheyanne Roger contributed 10 points in 17 minutes and missed a double-double by just one rebound. Andrea Kiss dropped a trey in her only attempt and Kim Moroun made four rebounds including three in the offensive zone.

The win puts Windsor into the OUA West Division Final as they host the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday, March 1. Tip-off is at 6:00 pm.

St Denis will be the scene as the national media descend on Windsor for the CIS Championships March 14-16. The Lancers are ranked first in Canada and are looking to repeat as national champs for a forth straight year. Five players are on the Windsor roster from the squad that defeated Regina in the final game last year.

Kristine Lalonde dished 2 assists and pulled down 2 rebounds against McMaster at St Denis. With the win Windsor moved on to the OUA West Division Finals against Laurier on 1 March. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kristine Lalonde dished 2 assists and pulled down 2 rebounds against McMaster at St Denis. With the win Windsor moved on to the OUA West Division Finals against Laurier on 1 March. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Danielle Boiago loses a step as Korissa Williams (6) drives the lane Saturday evening. Williams dropped 13 points and made 5 boards in 30 minutes. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Danielle Boiago loses a step as Korissa Williams (6) drives the lane Saturday evening. Williams dropped 13 points and made 5 boards in 30 minutes. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The referee checks the starting point as Miah-Marie Langlois attempts a jumper from beyond the arc. Langlois was 9 for 15 from the floor for 18 points. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The referee checks the starting point as Miah-Marie Langlois attempts a jumper from beyond the arc. Langlois was 9 for 15 from the floor for 18 points. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kristine Lalonde (5) in-bounds to Tessa Kreiger deep in the McMaster zone. Kreiger is a 3rd year centre from East Elgin High School in London. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kristine Lalonde (5) in-bounds to Tessa Kreiger deep in the McMaster zone. Kreiger is a 3rd year centre from East Elgin High School in London. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jessica Clemencon (L) and Clare Kenney watch the ball after a jumper by the Lancer forward. Clemencon led all players with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jessica Clemencon (L) and Clare Kenney watch the ball after a jumper by the Lancer forward. Clemencon led all players with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kingsville native Caitlyn Longmuir is in her second year with the Lancers. The 5' 6" guard shot 35% for Windsor this year and averaged 4.8 points per game. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kingsville native Caitlyn Longmuir is in her second year with the Lancers. The 5′ 6″ guard shot 35% for Windsor this year and averaged 4.8 points per game. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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About the Author

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.
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