(WINDSOR, ON) – In an almost repeat of Tuesday evening, the Windsor Lancers pulled out a second victory over the visiting Indianapolis Greyhounds in men’s basketball action yesterday. For the second straight game, Alex Campbell stepped up to lead the Lancers with a team-high 23 points in a 92-86 overtime win.
Campbell was helped on the quest by 3rd year guard Mitch Farrell who put up 18 points and 12 boards for the double-double. As well, Sarnia’s Mike Rocca registered 13 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds in a well rounded effort.
Dropping 17 points was Tyler Persaud, who was making his first start this year, and also scoring in the double digits was Marko Kovac, adding 11 points on 57% shooting.
Jordan Loyd responded for Indy with the game-high 31 points and both Jimmy King and Lucas Barker chipped in 12, in the loss.
Windsor twice led by three in the 1st period and the two sides were tied at 15 with just 2:30 to play before Indianapolis went up by four to close the quarter ahead 21-17. The Lancers struck back in the 2nd, however, as they closed down the Greyhounds offense en route to a 17-9 run and a 34-30 lead at halftime.
The Blue and Gold extended their lead to eight as Farrell went to work scoring the first six points of the 3rd frame for the home team. Campbell would finish the quarter with 6 points of his own and a 56-48 Windsor lead.
Playing in the third of 3-game tour, the Greyhounds could have rolled over at this point, but they didn’t. Indy fell behind by 16 early in the 4th, but rallied with a 19-3 run. A Loyd jumper with 1 second remaining put the Hounds up by two, forcing interim head coach Ryan Steer to call a timeout for a set play.
A frantic in-bound to Isiah Osborne allowed the first year guard, out of Kennedy, to sink the layup and force OT.
The Lancers went up by six in the opening minutes of extra time, but Indy fought back and led by three with 1:30 left to play. Rocca brought Windsor to within two then Campbell dropped four points followed by two free throws, to take the lead by four, before Farrell finished the game with two from the line.
The Greyhounds complete their 3-game tour of Canada with a 1-2 record having won in London 100-87 over Western.
The Lancers will continue their exhibition schedule in October with games against Fanshawe and Lambton. The team will then partake in an out-of-conference tournament in Saskatoon as they match up against the Brandon Bobcats, Calgary Dinos, and the Saskatchewan Huskies in the Graham Construction Shootout from October 15 through 17.
Windsor will begin regular season play at on November 4 when the Laurier Golden Hawks return to the St Denis Fieldhouse.