By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – Day 2 of the Lancer Holiday Classic, at St Denis Fieldhouse, saw the underdog Calgary Dinos put up a good effort against a low-keyed Windsor squad. However, the final result was never in doubt as the the Lancers ran out an 88-59 victory over the visitors from western Canada.
While Calgary opened the scoring at the 20 second mark, the home side had doubled-up the Dinos by the end of the first buzzer, 23-11, and stretched the lead to 20 at the half-way point, 46-26. Windsor completed the first 20 minutes at a shooting rate of 61% from the floor and 60% at the penalty stripe. By contrast, Calgary hit on just 37.5%, including two missed attempts from outside the arc.
The game flow originated with the Lancers shooting long with 10 tries in the first half, but when the Dinos adjusted, Windsor did too, and took the game inside, scoring 30 points from the paint and bringing down 8 offensive rebounds.
The Lancers were led by the Windsor Square Player of the Game, Korissa Williams. The 5th year guard out of General Amherst had a game-high 16 points, 6 dishes, and 4 boards in the win. Caitlyn Longmuir was one of the other five Lancers who shot in the double digits. The Human Kinetics major from Kingsville put up 13 points and 4 assists, while Cheyanne Roger tallied 12 points, 5 assists, and 7 boards.
Calgary’s offense was led by Kelsey Lund with 11 points.
Windsor will now face McGill in today’s final game of the tournament at 7:00 pm. The Martlets were winners over the Western Mustangs in yesterday’s other match-up. The Quebeckers held a 13-point lead at the final buzzer, 63-50. Jennifer Silver led all scores with 15 points and Victoria Heine replied with 13 for the Mustangs.
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It was good to see the Lancers’ Jocelyn LaRocque on the hardwood, returning from an ankle operation. The 5′ 7″ guard from St Anne’s saw 7 minutes on the floor and made a defensive rebound for the Blue and Gold. She’s expected to see more limited time tonight against McGill.
While LaRocque’s return was a bright spot for Windsor, the clouds took over when Tecumseh’s Andrea Kiss had to be helped off the floor with just under 3 minutes left to play against Calgary. Although in good spirits at game’s end, there is some question surrounding her availability tonight.