(WINDSOR, ON) – After being disrespected by CIS and being dropped to the 10th ranking in the country, the Windsor Lancers put on a basketball clinic last night at St Denis Fieldhouse when the women disposed of the Ryerson Rams 95-79.
Despite trailing the Rams by 4 points with 6 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, head coach Chantal Vallée guided her charges in the right direction by ensuring each player kept their wits about them. It all came together when Vallée substituted in veteran Emily Prevost and found the synergy she was looking for.
The big story was Andrea Kiss and her 29 points and 17 rebounds, the Lancer forward had already registered a double-double in the 1st half of the game (19, 11). By game’s end, Windsor also saw double-doubles from Prevost (20, 11) and Cheyanne Roger (12, 10), two mainstays from the last few CIS championship teams.
As important was Prevost’s influence on defense. Her 1st half performance was middling at best as she put up just 4 points and 4 boards. Prevost came alive in the2nd half as she led Windsor’s back court with timely rebounding to stymie Ryerson’s attack.
Windsor took the lead with 5:44 left to play, on a lay up by Prevost. Tyra Blizzard added 2 points to kick the momentum fully toward the Lancers. Prevost hit a jumper, Kiss connected from outside, and the Carly Steer dropped one from the penalty stripe.
In total, the Lancers went on a 19-0 run in the 4th to secure their third victory of the season. The win leaves Windsor in a tie with Western at 3-1 in the OUA West Division.
The Lancers host Toronto on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm, the last game before the break.