Solid Effort Lifts Lancers Over Western

By Elisa Mitton

(WINDSOR, ON) – Remaining undefeated in 2017, the Lancer men’s basketball team topped the Western Mustangs 85-78 last night at the St Denis Centre. The win keeps the Lancers four points ahead of the Laurier Golden Hawks and in first place in the OUA West with a 7-4 record while the Mustangs fall to 2-9 on the season.

Luke Allin (4) logged a team-high 21 points against Western on 11 January 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Luke Allin (4) logged a team-high 21 points against Western on 11 January 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor came out strong to open the game and led 21-16 after the first quarter. The Lancers continued to control the game to start the 2nd, but the Ponies came back late in the frame to outscore Windsor by one. The Lancers held a narrow, 35-32 lead at the half.

Luke Allin had a solid first half for the Lancers, scoring 12 points in the first twenty minutes of play, while Western’s Jedson Tavrnier finished the half with 11.

Mitch Farrell draws the foul as he skirts around a Western defender at St Denis Centre on 11 January 2017. Farrell looged the game's only double-double by putting up 13 points and 11 rebounds.<br>Photo by John Skinner.

Mitch Farrell draws the foul as he skirts around a Western defender at St Denis Centre on 11 January 2017. Farrell logged the game’s only double-double by putting up 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Photo by John Skinner.

In the second half, Mitch Farrell propelled the Lancers ahead of the Mustangs, scoring all 13 of his points in the final twenty minutes. He finished with the game’s only double-double by adding 11 boards to his point total.

Allin finished the day with a team-high 21 points and 8 rebounds while Mike Rocca chipped in 14 points, and Tyler Persaud and Micqueel Martin put up 10 and 11 points, respectively.

The Lancers will now head up to London on Saturday afternoon for game two of the home-and-home series with Western. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00pm and can be seen at OUA TV.

Lancers head coach Chris Oliver makes sure every one is tactically on the same page late in the game against Western on 11 January 2017.<br>Photo by John Skinner.

Lancers head coach Chris Oliver makes sure every one is tactically on the same page late in the game against Western on 11 January 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

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Elisa Mitton
Elisa Mitton is the Sports Information Coordinator for Lancers Athletics at the University of Windsor. Email Elisa Mitton
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