By Ted Beale
(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Saints women’s basketball team were 85-65 winners over the Lambton Lions on Friday night at the SportsPlex, improving their season record to 10-4 in the OCAA’s West Region. Lambton held a brief lead early in the game, but the Saints quickly established themselves, staking a 19-12 advantage at the end of the 1st quarter.
On a night where 3rd-year guard Shannon Kennedy needed just 14 points to become St Clair’s all-time leader in points, the Saints wasted no time in getting her some open shots.
Kennedy hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and then did the same in the 2nd quarter to pull within a point of the 1,226 mark set by Sara Levesque in 2011. Kennedy then made a drive to the basket, finishing in traffic with her left hand to pass the tally.
The Saints increased their advantage and, by halftime, were up 42-25. St Clair eased to the victory from that point, shooting over 50% from the field in the contest.
Kennedy broke the record in style, finishing with a season high 29 points and adding 10 rebounds for the double-double. Fifth-year guard Jaide Lyons was the only other player in double figures for St Clair, scoring 21 points, 6 boards, and 4 assists.
The Saints (10-4) have four games remaining in the regular season beginning this weekend with a pair of home matches. Friday they will take on 2nd place Mohawk (12-3) at 6:00pm. Then on Saturday, the Saints will host 5th place Niagara (8-7) with the tip-off at 4:00pm.