(WINDSOR, ON) – After an awards ceremony that witnessed Korissa Williams named CIS Defensive Player of the Year and head coach Chantal Vallée honoured with her second straight CIS Coach of the Year, the Windsor Lancers won on the court as they disposed of the CIS Final 8 hosts Laval Rouge et Or, 91-57, in Quebec City.
Laval opened the scoring, and the two teams traded the lead, as Windsor was slow to get into gear. A 3-pointer by Jocelyn LaRocque at the 7-minute mark gave the Lancers the lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. By the end of the 1st quarter, Windsor enjoyed a 14-point cushion, leading 23-9.
The women piled it on again in the 2nd quarter as they out-scored Laval 22-8 en route to a 45-17 halftime lead and securely buckled into the driver’s seat.
Laval kept pace with Windsor in the 3rd, matching the Lancers’ 21 points with 21 of their own, but the Rouge et Or couldn’t break the stranglehold.
The home side slid a further 6 points back in the final quarter and Windsor successfully moved on to the Final 4 for the fifth consecutive year.
Williams led all shooters with a game-high 26 points in a huge offensive display for the defensive Player of the Year. She also added 10 rebounds, for the double-double, and 7 each of assists and steals, for a remarkable two-way demonstration.
Cheyanne Roger also logged a double-double for the winners by dropping 13 points and 12 boards. She was matched in scoring by Andrea Kiss who also chipped in 4 assists.
Windsor will now face the No. 4 ranked Saskatchewan Huskies in the semi-finals tomorrow at 2:30 pm local time.