By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – On 48% shooting, the Windsor Lancers men’s basketball team pushed past the Laurier Golden Hawks 91-68 at St Denis on Saturday afternoon. The win moved Windsor into the OUA Final Four tournament starting February 28 in Toronto.
Grenada’s 6’ 8” forward Lien Phillip led all players, scoring a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Phillip was 11 for 14 from the floor and 5 for 7 from the penalty line despite playing with a bandaged shoulder.
“It’s just pain,” Phillip said with a smile after the game and his shoulder packed in ice. He vowed that the injury would not keep him out of the remainder of the season.
London native Enrico Diloreto dropped 18 points and five rebounds. Diloreto averaged 18.1 points per game during his fifth year of eligibility with Windsor.
Coach Chris Oliver received strong defensive efforts from the bench Saturday afternoon. Brad Parker pulled down eight rebounds while Khalid Abdel-Gabar secured nine.
Windsor now travels to Toronto this coming weekend.
The Final Four is being hosted by Ryerson University with the Lancers taking on Carleton and will be broadcast on Sportsnet One starting at 6:00 pm. The second game will feature Ottawa and McMaster at 8:00 pm with the winners of each match meeting on March 1 for the Wilson Cup at 6:00 pm.