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Number five. Windsor Lancers won their fifth OUA Championship in six years by defeating Queens 73-48 at St Denis Fieldhouse on 8 March 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Number five. Windsor Lancers won their fifth OUA Championship in six years by defeating Queens 73-48 at St Denis Fieldhouse on 8 March 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – With the final seconds clicking off the clock, the Windsor Lancers women’s basketball team rose in unison. They were well aware that their 73-48 win over the Queens Gaels would clinch their fifth OUA Championship in six years. It also guaranteed the Lancers a spot in the CIS Final being held at St Denis this coming weekend.

After a slow start in the opening quarter, Windsor went on a 9-point run then eased into a 23-7 lead at the buzzer. Queens finally found their scoring touch as they traded 20 points in the second with Windsor, but then just couldn’t keep up as the home side dominated through the 3rd and 4th quarters.

Jocelyn Larocque drives past a Queens defender on the way to the paint Saturday night. Larocque dropped 5 points, 3 boards, and 3 steals in the Lancer Victory. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jocelyn Larocque drives past a Queens defender on the way to the paint Saturday night. Larocque dropped 5 points, 3 boards, and 3 steals in the Lancer Victory. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The transition game was key for Windsor as they tallied 9 blocks and 13 steals leading to 14 points from turnovers. Windsor’s point guard, Miah-Marie Langlois, registered a game high 25 points and 8 assists as she led the Lancers to victory. Not to be outdone, Jessica Clemencon put up 21 points and added 8 rebounds for the win. Windsor won the battle of the boards, out rebounding Queens 52-33 which translated into 34 points from inside the paint for Windsor.

Eye on the prize. To the dismay of Andrea Priamo, Windsor's Jessica Clemencon lines up another jumper for two points. Clemencon had 21 points and 8 rebounds on the night. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Eye on the prize. To the dismay of Andrea Priamo, Windsor’s Jessica Clemencon lines up another jumper for two points. Clemencon had 21 points and 8 rebounds on the night. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Shooting guard Korissa Williams was front and centre as she dropped 14 points and made 5 steals on the night. Coach Chantal Vallée received a lot of hard work from her bench led by Cheyanne Roger. The 6’ 3” forward from Etobicoke picked up 10 boards, had 4 blocks, and dished off twice for points.

Windsor now moves on to the CIS Final 8 to determine women’s basketball supremacy in Canada. The Lancers are looking to four-peat at the CIS and are ranked at #1 in the country going into the tournament.

Kim Moroun wins a scramble for the ball and dishes off to Cheyanne Roger who was standing close by. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kim Moroun wins a scramble for the ball and dishes off to Cheyanne Roger who was standing close by. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Six of the eight teams have already been determined. Including host Windsor, McGill, Saskatchewan, Laurier, University of the Fraser Valley, and Queens, will join the winner between Saint Mary and St Francis Xavier as well as an “at large” berth in the tournament.

The schedule and final teams will be determined later today and games will commence at St Denis on March 14. As the eight are whittled to two, the championship game will be played on Sunday, 16 March, at 8:00 pm. Tickets for the Final 8 can be purchased through the Internet Box Office of the Windsor Lancers.

The moment of truth. Miah-Marie Langlois (L), Tessa Kreiger, Jessica Clemencon, and Kim Moroun stand during the final moments of the Lancers win over Queens for the OUA Championship. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The moment of truth. Miah-Marie Langlois (L), Tessa Kreiger, Jessica Clemencon, and Kim Moroun stand during the final moments of the Lancers win over Queens for the OUA Championship. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(L-R) Anna Mullins, Caitlyn Longmuir, Kim Moroun, Andrea Kiss, Emily Prevost, and Kristine Lalonde. Prevost was asked after the presentation how heavy the trophy was. She replied, "Just the right weight." Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(L-R) Anna Mullins, Caitlyn Longmuir, Kim Moroun, Andrea Kiss, Emily Prevost, and Kristine Lalonde. Prevost was asked after the presentation how heavy the trophy was. She replied, “Just the right weight.” 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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