(WINDSOR, ON) – As was expected, the Windsor Lancers dispatched the Waterloo Warriors at the St Denis Fieldhouse on Wednesday evening, by a score of 79-50. The Warriors entered the game at 5-13 and sitting in the 4th spot in the OUA West, 26 points behind Windsor.
While the outcome was expected, the Lancers were treated to a little of what can be expected next year after the graduation of three seniors and integral parts of the current team.
Prior to the game, Windsor honoured Korissa Williams, Kristine Lalonde, and Jocelyn LaRocque who will be leaving the team for future endeavours. In the wake of their leaving, Windsor will rely on veteran forwards Andrea Kiss, Emily Prevost, and Cheyanne Roger to lead the team.
Against Waterloo, Kiss registered her second double-double of the season, dropping 13 points and muscling 15 boards, including 7 in the offensive zone.
Prevost also gained a double-double, her first of the year, with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Lancers dominated the boards at both ends of the court, out-rebounding the Warriors 61-32 on the night.
For her part, Roger had a game-high 28 points on the strength of her tenacity in the paint. She shot 10-for-14 from the floor and 80% from the penalty line, on 10 tries. Roger also added 3 assists and 2 blocks.
Though scoring no points, Lalonde played a strong game, directing the offense and assisting on 4 buckets. She also pulled down 5 rebounds and made 3 steals in a defensive role.
Williams continued her hot pace on the year with 18 points and 6 boards, while LaRocque contributed 7 points 5 rebounds, and 2 assists in the final home game of the regular season.
Windsor will now travel to Kitchener to meet the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday. In the first meeting between the two clubs this year, the Hawks handed the Lancers their first home loss since 2010. Windsor will be looking to exact some revenge for that indiscretion as well as securing first place. They currently reside 2 points in front of Laurier in the OUA West heading into the OUA’s Marquee Match-Up.