By Elisa Mitton
(WINDSOR, ON) – The No. 7 Lancer women’s basketball team got back in the win column on Wednesday night with a 70-48 win over the visiting Western Mustangs at the St Denis Centre. The victory moves the Lancers to 9-2 on the season and into sole possession of first place in the OUA West while the Mustangs fall below .500 with a 5-6 record.
After a slow start which saw the Mustangs take a 14-6 early lead, the Lancers exploded late in the quarter to only trail by one, 19-18, after ten minutes. They carried that momentum through the 2nd quarter, going on a 13-5 run to overtake the Mustangs and lead 31-24 at the half.
Caitlyn Longmuir had a solid first half for the Blue and Gold, leading the way with 12 points in the first twenty minutes.
Windsor was on fire in the 3rd and forced the Mustangs to call a time out just five minutes into the frame. The Lancers opened up the scoring following a 17-3 run to open the quarter and continued to dominate the floor for the remainder of regulation to come away with the victory.
Longmuir finished with a game-high 17 points while Emily Prevost had the game’s only double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Kayah Clarke and Carly Steer also hit double digits with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Mackenzie Puklicz led the way for Western with 16.
Windsor will look to sweep the home-and-home series with the Mustangs this Saturday afternoon in London. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00pm and can be seen live on OUA TV.