(WINDSOR, ON) – The country’s 5th ranked team went down to defeat at the hands of the Windsor Lancers as the home team prevailed in an 81-67 win last night.
The two sides were well match throughout the game as the teams traded leads often. At the end of the 1st quarter Windsor enjoyed a 13-12 lead, which they extended to 25-21 at the half.
Though Windsor pushed the lead to 10 points by the end of the 3rd, the game was far from over and the final frame would test their desire for victory.
Up by 14 with 7 minutes left to play, Ryerson battled back, cutting the deficit to just a single point in only 2 minutes. A 19-4 run by the Lancers returned Windsor to the driver’s seat and gave them their 3rd win of the season.
Alex Campbell led the Blue and Gold with a double-double. He dropped a game-high 25 points for the win and followed that up with 14 boards.
Randy Oriakhi registered his first double-double for Windsor as he contributed 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Also scoring in the double digits were Isiah Osborne with 16, and Mike Rocca and Tyler Persaud with 10 each. Rocca narrowly missed a double-double when he dished out 8 helpers on the night.
Windsor is now tied for 1st place with Laurier in the OUA West Division with a 3-1 record. They’ll play host to Toronto (1-2) on Saturday at 4:00 pm.