(WINDSOR, ON) – The Lancers women’s basketball team took another step toward a third straight OUA Championship by rolling to a 57-31 win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves in OUA Final Four play. The victory at St Denis Fieldhouse, in the knockout series, now sets up a Windsor-Ryerson final tonight at 6:00 pm.
Windsor built a 15-8 lead by the end of the 1st quarter and continued to dominate the scoring in the second, moving to an 18-10 lead when tragedy struck the visitors. OUA regular season leading scorer Jylisa Williams ran into Windsor’s Emily Prevost, at 6:59 the mark, and had to leave the game with a concussion. To that point, Williams had scored all of Lakehead’s 10 points.
Prevost went on to drop the next six points for the Lancers as the women extended their lead to the half, 35-10.
Windsor began the 3rd frame with a flurry of activity, including three straight offensive rebounds by Kristine Lalonde, Korissa Williams, and Cheyanne Roger, before Jocelyn LaRocque connected on a jumper from downtown. The Thunderwolves didn’t register their first point of the half until 5:38 when Essa Jacobsen hit a free throw, but Lakehead actually out-scored the Lancers 13-12 in the quarter. By the end of three, Windsor was enjoying a 47-23 lead.
The two teams traded points in the 4th with Windsor holding a 10-8 margin over the 10 minutes.
Korissa Williams lead the Lancers with a game-high 21 points and 11 boards, for the double-double. She added 6 assists and 3 steals in her full-court leadership.
Roger and Andrea Kiss dominated the boards for Windsor, grabbing 15 and 10 rebounds, respectively. Roger also issued up 5 large blocks while defending the bucket.
Coming off the bench, Prevost hit for 10 points, 7 boards, and 2 helpers in 20 minutes on the hardwood.
Extra seating has been added for the Final Four, so arrive early to catch the 6:00 pm tipoff for the Finals between the Lancers and the Ryerson Rams. In their only meeting this season, in Toronto, Windsor eked out a 77-74 win, alluding that an exciting final is in store tonight.