The Lancer women’s basketball and men’s hockey teams won their playoff contests on the weekend, advancing to the next round of the Ontario University Athletics post-season.
Saturday at the St. Denis Centre, Miah-Marie Langlois’ 24 points led Windsor to an 86-58 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks to claim the OUA West women’s basketball crown. The Lancers will host the Queen’s Gaels for the provincial championship Saturday, March 8, with tip-off set for 7 p.m. Read a game summary at goLancers.ca.
The men’s hockey squad staged a comeback in its quarter-final series against the Western Mustangs. After losing the opener 3-2 Thursday in London, the Lancers won the home game 3-1 Saturday and closed out the series with a 3-1 win Sunday in London. Blake Blondeel, Saverio Posa and Spencer Pommells scored in Saturday’s game; Mac McDonnell, Mike Christou and Matt Beaudoin accounted for Windsor’s goals Sunday. The team will host the Lakehead Thunderwolves in game one of the divisional final on Wednesday, then travel to Thunder Bay for games Friday and Saturday, if necessary.
The Lancer men’s basketball team ended its season Saturday with a heartbreaking 93-89 overtime loss to the McMaster Marauders in the OUA bronze-medal match. Windsor’s Rotimi Osuntola Jr. led all scorers with 23 points; fifth-year seniors Josh Collins, Lien Phillip and Enrico Diloreto added 17, 14 and 11 respectively. Phillip, who was named the OUA West player of the year for the second straight season, also contributed eight rebounds and ends his Lancer career as the program's all-time rebounding leader.