Prevost Leads Lancers To OUA Final Four

Tyra Blizzard (6) drives past a Ryerson defender as Kaylee Anagnostopoulos (14) looks watches, on 25 February 2017. Blizzard knocked down 7 points and 5 boards in limited court time.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Tyra Blizzard (6) drives past a Ryerson defender as Kaylee Anagnostopoulos (14) looks watches, on 25 February 2017. Blizzard knocked down 7 points and 5 boards in limited court time.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Earning their way into their 10th straight OUA Final Four, the Windsor Lancers bested the Ryerson Rams 68-50 Saturday afternoon at the St Denis Centre.

The Lancers kicked off the game with a 12-2 run and appeared to be in command through the first two quarters. Windsor led 16-9 after 10 minutes, but headed to the locker room with a scant 3-point lead, 28-25.

Emily Prevost was by far the leader on the score board in the 1st half after putting up 18 points. Ryerson’s Cara Tiemens and Sofia Paska were next best with 6 points apiece. Kaylee Anagnostopoulos cleared the glass for 8 rebounds as Prevost and Cheyanne Roger posted 7 and 6, respectively, with Windsor out-rebounding the Rams 28-13.

Kaylee Anagnostopoulos (14) eyes the basket from the paint against Ryerson on 25 February 2017. The starting point guard logged a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Kaylee Anagnostopoulos (14) eyes the basket from the paint against Ryerson on 25 February 2017. The starting point guard logged a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ryerson continued their push for supremacy by tying the game at 30 two minutes into the 3rd quarter. The Rams built their lead over the Lancers to as many as 4 points before a timely trey from Karly Steer narrowed the gap to just 1. A pair of free throws from Roger reclaimed the lead for Windsor with 2.5 minutes remaining in the period.

A buzzer beater, by Ryerson’s Emma Fraser, to end out the quarter maintained the single point deficit heading into the final frame. Windsor turned up the heat with a 13-2 run to start the 4th quarter and all but put away the Rams.

Caitlyn Longmuir lines up a jumper from outside against Ryerson on 25 February 2017. Longmuir connected for 9 points 50 per cent shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 from the line.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Caitlyn Longmuir lines up a jumper from outside against Ryerson on 25 February 2017. Longmuir connected for 9 points 50 per cent shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 from the line.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Except for 3 points on a jumper from downtown by Paska, Ryerson’s remaining points all came from the charity stripe as Windsor ran up an 18-point buffer.

Prevost topped all scorers with a 23-point performance and 16 boards for a double-double. Anagnostopoulos was close behind with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Roger equaled the effort with 10 boards and 9 points. The Lancers ended the day with 49 rebounds compared to Ryerson’s 29.

Paska led the Rams with 19 points and Tiemens with 11.

Emily Prevost carried the bulk of Windsor's scoring on 25 February 2017 against Ryerson. Prevost dropped 23 points and 16 rebounds in Windsor's 68-50 win.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Emily Prevost carried the bulk of Windsor’s scoring on 25 February 2017 against Ryerson. Prevost dropped 23 points and 16 rebounds in Windsor’s 68-50 win.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Lancers proceed through a semi-final tipoff against the top seed Queen’s Gaels in Kingston this Friday. The bronze medal game is scheduled on Saturday at 6:00pm followed by the Critelli Cup match at 8:00pm. The other semi-final features McMaster and Carlton.

Live coverage of the Final Four can be seen on OUA TV.

A three-pointer by Carly Steer in the 3rd quarter halted a Ryerson push and swung the momentum back to Windsor. Steer finished the game with 7 points and 5 rebounds.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

A three-pointer by Carly Steer in the 3rd quarter halted a Ryerson push and swung the momentum back to Windsor. Steer finished the game with 7 points and 5 rebounds.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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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
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