Lancers Run Over Rams En Route To Final 8

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Graduating seniors (l to r) Korissa Williams, Jocelyn LaRocque, and Kristine Lalonde finish out their careers at St Denis Fieldhouse by leading the Windsor Lancers to the 2014-15 OUA title. There is one more chapter to be written as they face the best in Canada at the CIS Final 8 in Quebec City.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers continued their run at a 5th straight national championship by first taking the OUA title, at St Denis Fieldhouse last night, by virtue of a 71-51 win over the Ryerson Rams. Provincial bragging rights were on the line in the contest as both schools qualified for the CIS Final 8 by making it to the gold medal game.

The Rams opened the scoring and vaulted into a 5-4 lead after two minutes. But when Andrea Kiss made a 10 foot jumper, Windsor took the lead and never relinquished it. A minute later, Korissa Williams’ layup had extended the Lancers’ lead to 8 points, en route to a 23-16 advantage after 10 minutes.

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University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman presented Emily Prevost with Player of the Game honours. Prevost scored 8 points in both the 2nd and 3rd quarters, and added 11 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in a strong two-way performance.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The 2nd quarter belonged to Player of the Game Emily Prevost as she scored 8 of her 18 points, all while battling in the paint. The second year forward, out of Vanier College in Montreal, also added 11 rebounds for the double-double, and made 3 steals and 2 blocks in strong two-way performance.

At the half, Windsor was up 42-29 and fully in command of the game. Prevost again added 8 points for the Lancers in the 3rd, as the defending champs extended their lead by 12 points to 62-37. In the final frame, the women coasted to the finish by allowing the shot clock to run down on their last three possessions without pressing the defense.

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Cheyanne Roger battled for 14 points in the paint to help Windsor best Ryerson for the OUA Championship.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Williams, the OUA’s Defensive Player of the Year, also chipped in 18 points for Windsor, as well as adding 10 assists and 9 rebounds, just missing out on a rare triple-double. Williams took advantage of errant Ryerson playmaking by making 6 steals. Windsor made the Rams pay for their mistakes by putting up 23 points as a result of turnovers.

Not to be outdone, Cheyanne Roger dropped 14 points for the Lancers and cleaned up 9 boards, in the win.

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Korissa Williams, the OUA’s Defensive Player of the Year, chipped in 18 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds, just missing out on a rare triple-double.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor will now move on to defend their national title in Quebec City as Université Laval hosts this year’s competition. Joining the Lancers, Ryerson, and Laval in the Final 8, starting March 12, will be the Huskies from St Mary’s and Saskatchewan, for the second year in a row, and the UBC Thunderbirds and McGill Martlets. A wild card team will be announced by the CIS later today.

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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

1 Comment on "Lancers Run Over Rams En Route To Final 8"

  1. Wow. What a great job by all involved. Especially the Coach and her staff……the scouts……and of course the players. Amazing. I can’t help but wonder if we could convince the Coach and her staff to run the City……???

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