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Iva Peklova

Lancers repeat as national champs in women’s basketball

The Lancer women’s basketball team won its second straight Bronze Baby trophy as Canadian Interuniversity Sport champions, defeating the UBC Thunderbirds 69-53, Monday in Calgary.

Miah-Marie Langlois was named the tournament MVP for the second year running; Bojana Kovacevic joined her on the tournament all-star squad.

Windsor, seeded fourth coming into the CIS final 8, never trailed in any of its three contests.

Read more about the game and the title at goLancers.ca.

Reception to welcome home team

Columnist praises key player in women's basketball success

When Lancer women’s basketball player Iva Peklova first spoke with local media, she said she had come to Windsor to win a national championship.

In a profile of the Prague native, Windsor Star sports columnist Bob Duff writes:

“Peklova began her Windsor days by delivering a bold statement. Then she helped deliver the goods.”

Read his article, “Peklova delivers the goods,” on the Star’s Web site.

Women’s basketball coach grateful for trust of team captains

Iva Peklova says she will be sad when her Lancer career is over, but she doesn’t have time to think about that yet. While the women’s basketball team will play its final game of the regular season Saturday at the St. Denis Centre, Peklova and the rest of the squad plan to enjoy an extended playoff run.

Peklova and co-captain Emily Abbott are both in their fifth and final year of varsity sport. They will be honoured during a ceremony before Saturday’s game against the Western Mustangs; tip-off is at 2 p.m.