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.