(WINDSOR, ON ) The Windsor Lancers perennial basketball power house have ended the regular season with a 9-game win streak, by handily knocking off the visiting Brock Badgers 68-50. The Lancers, who always play with the expectation of winning regardless of their opponent, have only suffered 2 losses since the Christmas break, both to the McMaster Marauders. The Lancers and McMaster finished tied for 1st place in the OUA West, boasting identical 20-4 records. So they are on a crash course as the provincial championship looms.
In the last regular season home game, and the final regular season game for star power forward Emily Prevost, the graduating senior went out like a shooting star. Err, more like a shooting and rebounding star, as the Blue and Gold mainstay fired in 25 points and banged her way to 18 rebound possessions for the Lancers.
Stephanie Findlay and Lauren Zonneveld were the lone Badgers in double figures, scoring 13 and 10 points on the afternoon.
In achieving her usual double-double in points and rebounds, Prevost’s regular season career total points stand at 1,176 and a team record of 809 rebounds. Combined, it is good enough to have her inducted into the Lancer Sports Hall of Fame in the near future. Especially given her membership on at least one of the Lancers 5-peat national championship teams.
Prevost is looking forward to closing out her playoff career to the best of her ability, along side the sharp shooting Carly Steer and former Rookie of the Year Kaylee Agnastopoulos.
Having earned a bye into the conference quarter-finals, the Lancers will host their first play-off match 7pm, Saturday, February 24, in the Dennis Farrell Fieldhouse.