(LONDON, ON) – A 93-78 loss to the Western Mustangs on Friday evened the Windsor Lancers record to 2-2 on the season. The win by Western allowed them to move into sole possession of 2nd place in the OUA West, 2 points ahead of Windsor.
The Lancers left the gate hitting at 57% from the field but dropping just 2-of-6 from the line. Western, however, connected at just a 38% clip from the floor, though carried on a parade to the penalty stripe and was responsible for 11-of-12 through the hoop. At the end of 20 minutes Windsor enjoyed a close-run 42-40 lead.
Former Lancer Marco Kovac hit from downtown to open the 3rd quarter and the Ponies were off to the races with a 9-3 run. Heading into the final frame, Windsor was on the outside looking in at a 72-59 deficit. Down the stretch, Western outscored Windsor 21-19 to hold on for the win.
It was the turnovers which ultimately hurt the Lancers. The Mustangs were credited with 27 points after taking the ball away from the Lancers while Windsor could convert just 6 points from 11.
Damian Persaud dropped a team-high 16 points, one in front of both Mike Rocca and Marcus Jones.
Windsor has completed the first game of a 5-match road trip. This weekend they travel to the nation’s capital for meetings with Carleton and Ottawa.