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.