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members of the Lancer women’s basketball team hoist the Bronze Baby trophyBringing up baby: Members of the Lancer women’s basketball team hoist the Bronze Baby trophy, symbol of their CIS championship.

Lancers complete “drive for five” consecutive national titles in women’s basketball

The Laurentian Voyageurs won five straight national titles in women’s basketball in the 1970s, but no individual players could boast the same—until now. Lancers Jocelyn LaRocque and Korissa Williams set a new league mark in hoisting the Bronze Baby trophy as Canadian Interuniversity Sport champions for the fifth time.

Windsor defeated the McGill Martlets 60-47 Sunday to claim the CIS crown. In her final contest wearing the blue and gold, Williams recorded a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds, while adding seven assists and six steals. She was named the tournament’s most valuable player for the second time—also winning in 2013.

Sophomore Cheyanne Roger, who averaged 13 points and nine rebounds through the three-game tournament, joined Williams on the all-star roster.

Head coach Chantal Vallée said her team reacted as champions when McGill made the title game close.

“Every championship is special, but this one even more,” she said. “For me to win in the city of Quebec, where I’m from, it’s pretty special.”

Read “Lancers claim historic fifth straight CIS banner” at goLancers.ca.