(WINDSOR, ON) – Looking ahead to tomorrow’s 2pm contest against the winless Lampton Lions, the St. Clair Saints womens basketball team are set to push their win streak to 5 straight. To date the Saints have won four in a row in OCAA West Region league play thanks to a pair of home and home wins over Conestoga and Sheridan College last Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The wins move the Saints to 5-2 on the season, and a share of 4th place with Niagara in the 11 team conference.
Saturday St. Clair upped their record to 4-2 with an 84-47 win over Conestoga College (Kitchener) Saturday afternoon at the SportsPlex in OCAA West Region league play.
In a first ever meeting of the schools in league play the Lady Saints jumped all over the visitors early and led 27-6 after the opening frame. St. Clair moved into halftime with a comfortable 45-19 advantage and increased it to 70-33 going into the fourth quarter.
The Saints were sterling from beyond the arc making 14 triples but a sizeable advantage in offensive rebounding (15-6) also led to 16 second chance points. 35 points off the bench allowed St. Clair to balance their playing time also.
Then on Sunday, the Saints produced a 70-64 outcome over Sheridan College (Brampton) Sunday afternoon at the SportsPlex. The teams were fairly evenly matched coming in and the game proved to be the same.
With a 16-14 lead after the opening quarter St. Clair used a 15-3 run in the early part of the second quarter to create separation holding a 39-26 advantage by halftime. The teams played dead even (14-14) in the third quarter but Sheridan made their run in the fourth coming with 5 points at 56-51.
However, the Saints were able to hold on the down the stretch for the win. St. Clair scored 18 second chance points in the game and got 26 points from their reserve players as opposed to just 11 for Sheridan.
Over the two games Shannon Kennedy (Windsor, ON/St. Joseph’s) led the Saints with then 14 and 16 points, mainly supported by Marissa Mara (Sarnia, ON) who scored 12 points against Conestoga and then 13 against Sheridan including 3 triples.