Lancers women's basketball team wins OUA championship
Defending two-time champion University of Windsor seeded 1st at national championship
They University of Windsor women's basketball team hasn't lost on home court since 2010 and Saturday's game was no exception.
The Lancers beat the Carlton Raven's 55-51 in the OUA championship game. Jessica Clemencon was named player of the game.
Clemencon had 18 points, Miah-Marie Langlois had 14, while Jocelyn LaRocque added 11.
Although the Lancers were ahead by 15 points for most of Saturday's game, it wasn't an easy win. The Ravens turned up the heat in the last quarter coming to within three points.
Windsor head coach Chantal Vallee said ups and downs are just part of the game.
"You know what, that's what we expect in a championship game; they're never easy games. They're close games. They're hard games. Carlton is an excellent team," she said.
Vallee says the team is now setting its sights on the CIS Final 8 Championship.
"We have three more games to win to get national champions, again. We will do all that we can to get the trophy back," she said.
The team leaves for the University of Regina on Wednesday. Their first game is on Friday.The two-time reigning national champion Lancers are seeded first and are the favourite to repeat as CIS women’s basketball champions.
Also on Saturday, the Lancer men's track and field team captured a silver medal at the CIS Track and Field Championships today in Edmonton.