By Ted Beale
(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Saints women’s basketball team suffered through an opening quarter to forget, but seized 3rd place with a 59-43 win over Fanshawe College, Sunday afternoon at the SportsPlex.
The teams played scoreless through the first 6 minutes of the game and the Saints only scored their first basket with 1:30 left in the quarter. St Clair managed to win the quarter 7-4, but bounced back in the 2nd to enter half-time up 25-13.
Fanshawe responded in the 3rd with a 17-2 run to lead the game briefly, but the Saints answered to enter the 4th up 34-30 and never looked back.
With the win St Clair pulled themselves into a tie with Fanshawe for 3rd place, but hold the advantage with an earlier season win over top seeded Humber (17-1). The Saints will now host the East No. 6 seed in a cross-over play-off game on March 1st at the SportsPlex. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30 pm.
Saints guard Shannon Kennedy equalled her per-game scoring average with 19 points and adding 7 rebounds and 5 steals.
Point guard Meighen Boyd also had a fine game with 17 points to go with 5 assists, and Torrie Handsor chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds.