By Ted Beale
(SARNIA, ON) – St Clair’s women’s basketball team pushed their OCAA West Region record to 6-1 with an 86-71 win over Lambton in Sarnia Friday night. The Saints went up 27-14 after the opening quarter and 44-29 by half-time, holding Lambton’s shooting percentage to just 27% for the game.
The Saints’ 3rd year guard Shannon Kennedy had her best game of the season by scoring a game-high 22 points and narrowly missing a double-double with 9 rebounds. Kennedy added 3 assists and 4 blocked shots to fill the stat sheet.
Fifth year guard Jaide Lyons continued her fine play by scoring 20 points and adding 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals for St Clair.
Nicole Tamm scored 18 points to go with 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 blocked shots while Rachel Duic, of Belle River, chipped in with 10 points.
The men’s side were out-shot in Sarnia losing 90-64 to Lambton.
Trailing 35-25 at half-time, the Saints gave up 29 points in the deciding 3rd quarter as Lambton shot a remarkable 56% from the field and 73% from 3-point range, in the 2nd half, to put the game away.
Fourth year point guard Charles Baskin led the Saints in scoring with 13 points while Patrick Donnelly recorded another double-double with 12 points and 10 boards.
Both teams will now travel to Ancaster to face Redeemer on November 21 before returning to Windsor to tip off against Fanshawe on November 25. The first game gets underway at 6:00 pm.