Lancers win third straight national title in women’s basketball

The Lancer women’s basketball team defeated the host Regina Cougars 66-57 Sunday to win Windsor’s third straight Bronze Baby Trophy as Canadian Interuniversity Sport champions.

Guard Korissa Williams was named the tournament’s most valuable player. She told a national audience watching on the Score network that it is “an honour” to play on the squad, which went undefeated through the season. Williams scored 46 points through three games at the tournament.

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Williams and teammate Jessica Clemençon were named tournament all-stars; Clemençon also was selected as a second-team all-Canadian.

The CIS named Miah-Marie Langlois its defensive player of the year at its pre-tournament banquet Thursday. The fourth-year guard won the same award last year.

Coach Chantal Vallée called Langlois a force at both ends of the court: “She always responds with eagerness to get the job done, from stopping the opponent’s best player to running the team at the point.”

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Korissa Williams

Lancer Korissa Williams was named MVP of the CIS women’s basketball championship tournament.

Lancer runner to race for Team Canada

Lancer Matt Walters will trade blue and gold for red and white later this month, as the CIS 1500m champion will join Team Canada for the 40th International Association of Athletics Federations World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on March 24.

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