Warriors Meet Their Waterloo Against Windsor

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor had a perfect night on the hardwood last night as both the men’s and women’s teams travelled to Waterloo to take on the Warriors. The undefeated Lady Lancers (9-0) fought their way to a 76-60 win against the 3-7 Warriors, in what should have been a larger margin of difference.

Averaging 32.8 minutes per game, Korissa Williams once again led the Lancers on the floor. With her highest points total of the season, Williams put up a game-high 26 points and picked her opponents’ pockets five times. The General Amherst grad is sitting 4th in the CIS with 19.8 points-per-game.

Windsor also received a strong outing from Kristine Lalonde. The 5th year business student shot .444 from the floor for 13 points while pulling down 5 rebounds, 4 defensive. It was Lalonde’s highest output of the season and the first time she’s scored in the double digits since the first game of the season when Windsor travelled to London on November 5.

The difference on the night was highlighted in scoring from beyond the arc. Windsor out shot and out scored Waterloo, hitting on 6 of 20 from downtown while the Warriors managed just 1 on 9 tries. Jocelyn LaRocque, still working her way back after ankle surgery, hit on 2-of-8 attempts from 3-point range while Lalonde and Carly Steer both shot .500, each hitting 2-for-4.

In the late game, the men met up with OUA West rivals Waterloo and ran away with a 79-74 win to break their 2-game slide. The 6-3 Lancers are a half game out of 1st place in the West, but have a game in hand on the front-running Western Mustangs.

Windsor received some first rate offense from Holy Names grad Rotimi Osuntola Jr. The 4th year forward fired 19 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in just 27 minutes of work. Osuntola leads the CIS with 11.9 rebounds per game.

Not to be out done, Brampton’s 6’ 2” forward Alex Campbell scored 17 points in substitution. Windsor’s bench decimated Waterloo, out-scoring the home team by a 30-7 margin, with 14 of those points coming in the second quarter.

Windsor trailed Waterloo by two at the half way buzzer 41-39, but fought back in the second half on 52% shooting to the Warriors’ 32%. Windsor also received 12 more bench points while shutting down Waterloo’s subs and grinding it out for the win.

Next up for Windsor will be the Laurier Golden Hawks flying into town on Saturday. It’ll be a test for both teams as the 9-1 women are just a half game behind the Lancers and the 4-6 men will be trying to halt a 3-game skid.

The men’s game will tipoff at 1:00 pm and the women will take the court at 3:00 pm.

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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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