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Lancer round-up: basketball squads sweep weekend opponents

The Lancer men’s and women’s basketball teams swept their opening weekends at home.

The men, currently ranked ninth in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, overcame a 22-point deficit to upset the top-ranked Carleton Ravens in a dramatic 71-67 Friday, handing the defending national champions their first regular-season loss since February 2010. Lien Phillip led Windsor with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Read the full story, “Lancers shock the defending champs.”  The team went to 2-0 on the young season with a 72-68 victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday. Enrico Di Loreto tallied a team-high 14 points. Read a complete game recap on goLancers.ca.

The no. 1 ranked Lancer women’s team defeated the no. 4 Ravens 58-53 Friday and topped Ottawa 71-47 Saturday. Jessica Clemençon scored 16 points Friday and 15 Saturday to lead Windsor; Korissa Williams recorded 16 points Friday and 14 Saturday.

Friday’s points total made Clemençon, a fourth-year forward, the all-time scoring leader in Lancer women’s basketball. The 1,150 points to date by the 2011 Canadian University Female Athlete of the Year put her ahead of Dranadia Roc, who held the previous record with 1,129 in her three-year career for the Lancers. Read “Clemençon makes history against Ravens” at goLancers.ca.

Both basketball teams will spend next weekend on the road, playing at Laurentian on Friday and at York on Saturday. Their next home action will come November 23 against Ryerson and November 24 against Toronto. The women will tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. both nights.

Lancers send three runners to cross-country national all-star teams

The Lancer men’s cross-country team claimed a bronze medal and the women finished sixth at the CIS cross-country championships, Saturday in London. Matt Walters, Nick Falk and Jenn Corrick earned all-Canadian berths. Guelph earned both team titles for the seventh straight year. Read more at goLancers.ca.

Hockey teams skate to victory

The tenth-ranked Lancer men’s hockey team notched two shutout victories over the Paladins of Royal Military College this weekend, winning 5-0 Friday and 3-0 Saturday at Windsor Arena. A five-game winning streak has Windsor in first place in the Ontario University Athletics West division.

Matt Beaudoin (2), Brett Oliphant, Drew Palmer and Tom Craig scored Friday; goaltender Matt Murphy made 25 saves. Parker Van Buskirk made 26 saves in Saturday’s shut out; Palmer, Steve Ferry and Spencer Pommels accounted for the scoring.

Forwards Alyssa Baldin and Courtney Spoors each scored four goals and teammates Candace Kourounis, Jenny MacKnight and Bree Polci added singles to give the Lancer women’s hockey team a 12-2 win over the Brock Badgers in St. Catharines on Saturday. The team followed that up Sunday with a 2-0 blanking of the Guelph Gryphons. Baldin and Candice Chevalier scored for Windsor; goaltender Karlyle Robinson stopped 21 shots for the shutout.

Women’s volleyball squad spikes Lakehead

Rookie Shannon Dean recorded a game-high 12.5 points to lead the Lancer women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-20) victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday afternoon at the St. Denis Centre. Read the full story, “Women’s volleyball tops Thunderwolves.”