CIS Final 8 Opening Day

Miah Langlois led all scorers with 30 points as Windsor defeated Laurier 81-53 in the opening round of the CIS Final 8. The Lancers now face the Fraser Valley Cascades in round 2. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Miah Langlois led all scorers with 30 points as Windsor defeated Laurier 81-53 in the opening round of the CIS Final 8. The Lancers now face the Fraser Valley Cascades in round 2. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Just as sure as Sherman’s March to the Sea, the Windsor Lancers continued on their trek to a fourth straight CIS Championship with a Final 8 opening round victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks by a convincing score of 81-53.

The Lancers were led by Miah Langlois as she lit up the scoreboard with 30 points. Amherstburg’s favourite guard also added seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals in the win over Laurier.

Stepping up in the big game was 5’ 9” business student, Korissa Williams. She dropped 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to score a double-double on the afternoon.

As well, 6’ 3” forward Jessica Clemencon, from St Rambert, France, put up 13 points while making three blocks and hauling in 7 rebounds.

The bench played a pivotal role in the win as Caitlyn Longmuir scored six points and four assists in 20 minutes, and Anna Mullins dropped nine points in just 10 minutes.

Windsor will now take on University of the Fraser Valley, who defeated McGill 74-60 yesterday to advance to the next round.

In other action, the St Mary’s Huskies defeated the Alberta Pandas 71-51. St Mary’s will face the Saskatchewan Huskies, winners over Queen’s by a score of 61-52.

At the time of publishing, Alberta had defeated Queen’s 67-55 in the first of consolation matches on Saturday. In the second consolation game Laurier was facing McGill.

Shayna Litman, with the University of the Fraser Valley, drives past a McGill Martlet defender on the way to the basket. The Cascades defeated McGill 74-60 to move to the second round vs Windsor. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Shayna Litman, with the University of the Fraser Valley, drives past a McGill Martlet defender on the way to the basket. The Cascades defeated McGill 74-60 to move to the second round vs Windsor. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Sask Huskies' Antoinette Miller splits between Liz Boag and Andrea Priamo of Queen's. Miller scored 11 points and 7 rebounds to help the Huskies on to the second round. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Sask Huskies’ Antoinette Miller splits between Liz Boag and Andrea Priamo of Queen’s. Miller scored 11 points and 7 rebounds to help the Huskies on to the second round. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Alberta's Maddie Rogers couldn't contain Alexandra Smye and the St Mary's Huskies as the Atlantic entry defeated the Pandas 71-51. The east coast Huskies will now take on the prairie Huskies in round two. Photo By Ian Shalapata.

Alberta’s Maddie Rogers couldn’t contain Alexandra Smye and the St Mary’s Huskies as the Atlantic entry defeated the Pandas 71-51. The east coast Huskies will now take on the prairie Huskies in round two. Photo By Ian Shalapata.

The Windsor bench reacts to an Anna Mullins 3-point attempt late in the game against Laurier. Mullins made the shot and Windsor went on to eliminate Laurier by a score of 81-53. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Windsor bench reacts to an Anna Mullins 3-point attempt late in the game against Laurier. Mullins made the shot and Windsor went on to eliminate Laurier by a score of 81-53. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Caitlyn Longmuir, guarding the ball against Laurier, played 20 minutes off the bench for Windsor. The Kingsville native is in just her second year of eligibility for the Lancers. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Caitlyn Longmuir, guarding the ball against Laurier, played 20 minutes off the bench for Windsor. The Kingsville native is in just her second year of eligibility for the Lancers. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tessa Kreiger (14) holds back the Laurier defender as Korissa WIlliams gets set to take a jumper from inside the paint. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tessa Kreiger (14) holds back the Laurier defender as Korissa WIlliams gets set to take a jumper from inside the paint. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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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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