(WINDSOR, ON) – After following for much of the game, the Windsor Lancers turned a 3rd quarter surplus into a 3-point margin of victory over OUA West rivals the Laurier Golden Hawks, during the opening act of the 3-feature Clash at the Colosseum IV.
For the first time ever, the OUA teamed up with the National Basketball League of Canada to present a showcase of college and professional basketball, at Caesars Windsor. The Lancers women opened the night with a 68-65 win over the visiting Hawks in front of the packed casino venue.
Starters Emily Prevost and Cheyanne Roger led the 6th ranked Lancers, each with a double-double. Prevost notched a team-high 18 points coupled with 12 rebounds while Roger logged 12 points and 13 boards. A 4th year forward out of Michael Power in Etobicoke, Roger also contributed a massive 9 blocks on defense for Windsor.
Guard Carly Steer, the 3rd year product of Holy Names, put up 17 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood while Kaylee Anagnostopoulos dropped 7 as well as grabbing 4 rebounds. Anagnostopoulos combined with Caitlyn Longmuir to distribute the ball and account for 9 assists.
Closing out the game, Longmuir coolly swished a pair of free throws with just 1.8 seconds remaining on the clock.
Laurier marginally out-performed Windsor in shooting percentage, but lagged far behind in bench production. The Lancers substitutes out-scored their Hawks counterparts 22-4, on the strength of Steer’s 17. She suddenly found herself with additional floor time after starter Kayah Clarke suffered a suspected ACL injury to her right knee in the 1st quarter.
Windsor is now 14-3 in regular season play and have put some more daylight between them and the 2nd place Golden Hawks (11-7).
The Lancers embark on a trip to Waterloo this Saturday afternoon to face the 4th place Warriors (5-12) at 1:00pm. Fans can watch the game live on OUA TV.