Lancers Drop No. 5 Ryerson

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Tyler Persaud goes high to pull down a defensive rebound against No. 5 ranked Ryerson at the St Denis Fieldhouse on 18 November 2015. Persaud and the Lancers defeated the Rams 81-67.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(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.

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Windsor’s Alex Campbell gently eases 2 points as a Ryerson defender looks on. Campbell dropped a game-high 25 points at home against the Rams.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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.

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Isiah Osborne (left) pushes past a Ryerson defender as Randy Oriakhi (12) waits for the pass at the top of the key.
Photo by John Skinner.

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.

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Mike Rocca lugs the rock through traffic en route to 2 points in an 81-67 Windsor win.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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.

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Tyler Persaud protects the ball while looking to dish-off to a teammate, late in the 1st quarter against Ryerson Rams on 18 November 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata