Lancers Take Home Opener

Rotimi Osuntola didn't let the Guelph Gryphons stand between him and the basket Saturday evening. Osuntola and the Lancers sent the Gryphons packing by a score of 92-75 to register their second win of the season.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Rotimi Osuntola didn’t let the Guelph Gryphons stand between him and the basket Saturday evening. Osuntola and the Lancers sent the Gryphons packing by a score of 92-75 to register their second win of the season.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Gryphons were in town Saturday to take on the Lancers on the hardwood. Guelph was handed its walking papers as the Lancers dominated the game from tipoff to final buzzer on their way to a 92-75 victory.

Windsor’s 4th year hometown product, Rotimi Osuntola, logged a double-double to lead the lancers to their second win of the season. The 6’ 5” forward put up 17 points and grabbed 10 boards in addition to 3 assists and 1 steal in just 19 minutes of play.

Khalid Abdel-Gabar also contributed 17 points for Windsor as the Lancers received double digit scoring from five different players.

Windsor also played well off the ball by forcing 21 Guelph turnovers and controlling the boards at both ends of the court.

“We had been playing good basketball and it was fun to show how far this team has come since the beginning of the year,” said head coach Chris Oliver. “Defensively especially we played well as we disrupted our opponent’s offensive flow by denying passes and selectively trapping.”

Windsor now will travel to Toronto to face the Varsity Blues and the Ryserson Rams on November 14 and 15 respectively, before heading to the frontier when they attempt to tame the Thunderwolves of Lakehead University. Their next home game will be November 28 when they meet Brock at St Denis Fieldhouse. Tipoff is at 8:00 pm.

Newcomer Kahame Msiska  played just 6 minutes Saturday against Guelph, but the Zambian ex-pat put up 4 points, secured 2 offensive rebounds, and was a perfect 2 for 2 from the free-throw line.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Newcomer Kahame Msiska played just 6 minutes Saturday against Guelph, but the Zambian ex-pat put up 4 points, secured 2 offensive rebounds, and was a perfect 2 for 2 from the free-throw line.
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. Email Ian Shalapata
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