QUARTERFINAL #3 ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS women’s basketball championship: Host Lancers open title defence with convincing win

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Recap | Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Laurier 13 12 14 14 53
Windsor 29 14 25 13 81
St. Denis Centre
Laurier Windsor
Pts: Whitney Ellenor – 11 Pts: Miah-Marie Langlois – 30
Reb: TEAM – 7 Reb: Korissa Williams – 10
Ast: Courtney Bruce – 4 Ast: 4 Players (#04, #06, #10, #08 – 4)
Team Statistics Laurier Windsor
Field Goal % 34.5% (20-58) 49.2% (29-59)
Rebounds 30 45
Assists 10 21
Turnovers 12 18
Pts off Turnovers 14 14
2nd Chance Pts 8 12
Pts in the Paint 24 30
Fastbreak Pts 0 4
Bench Pts 18 20

full stats

Photo credit Edwin Tam

WINDSOR, Ont. (CIS) – Miah-Marie Langlois tallied acontest-high 30 points, and the top-ranked Windsor Lancers bookedtheir spot in the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS women’sbasketball Final 8 semi-finals with an 81-53 victory over the No. 8Laurier Golden Hawks in their quarter-final match on Friday eveningat the St. Denis Centre.

Langlois, a Windsor native who was named the CIS defensiveplayer of the year for the third straight season on Thursday, shota formidable 10-of-15 from the field while teammate KorissaWilliams picked up a game-best 10 rebounds and 10 points for adouble-double to help the No. 1 Lancers extend their playoffwinning streak to 13 games over the last three post-seasons.

“We have such a deep and experienced lineup, on any givennight, someone can step up. I guess tonight it was my night,”said Langlois, who was also voted to the second all-Canadian teamfor the season. “We never take any game or any team forgranted. But on the other hand, we’ve been there before.Myself, I’ve been doing this for five years. So in a sense,even though it’s the national championship, it’s justanother basketball game.”

The Lancers, who are seeking their fourth-straight Bronze BabyTrophy as the top women’s basketball team in the country, move onto the national semi-finals on Saturday afternoon where they willface either No. 5 Fraser Valley or No. 4 McGill.

“We’ve been waiting for this night for a year,really, because we knew we were hosting. So it’s good to getthat first one out of the way. I’m very, very pleased withwhat I saw tonight,” said Windsor bench boss ChantalVallée, the CIS coach of the year.

The Golden Hawks are making their fourth overall appearance atthe championships having played last at the 2011event at theUniversity of Windsor where they finished fifth overall. Lauriermoves into the second consolation semi-final taking place at 12:00p.m. Saturday.

Whitney Ellenor and Bree Chaput recorded 11 and 10 pointsrespectively for the Golden Hawks, who earned their spot in thisyear’s championships with a 70-65 double-overtime victory overCarleton in the OUA bronze-medal match last weekend.

“Windsor played really well out of the gate. They jumpedon us and we had a really hard time stopping them in the firstquarter,” said Hawks head coach Paul Falco.

The three-time defending champions flexed their muscles early inthe contest, scoring 29 points in the opening quarter. The Lancerswent up 10-2 within a couple of minutes after tip-off, as JocelynLaRocque’s three-pointer was followed by another long-ranger fromJessica Clemencon. Langlois then notched a couple of runninglay-ups, using her speed to penetrate through the Golden Hawksdefence. The duo of Langlois and Clemencon combined for 20 pointsin the period, helping Windsor to a healthy 16-point spread.

The Golden Hawks were able to find their legs in the secondquarter, holding the OUA champions to less than half their openingquarter production. Ellenor, a native of Pickering, Ont., talliedfour points in the quarter and picked up seven through the firsthalf of play to lead the Golden Hawks offence, which shot33.3%.

Windsor’s offence dropped off in the second-quarter but theymaintained a considerable lead going into the locker rooms, holdinga 43-25 advantage at the half-time break. Langlois was superb inthe opening half, going 8-of-9 and a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond thearc. The Windsor native scored 11 of the Lancers 14 points in thesecond quarter, and led all players with 20 points.

The OUA bronze-medallists began the second-half with a 6-1streak to pull within 13 points of the Lancers. Chaput capped offthe Golden Hawks mini-run with a pair of made free-throws in aneffort to bring the visitors within striking distance.

However, after a slow start to the third quarter, Windsor wassparked by a couple of speedy lay-ups from Williams. The Lancersthen brought full-court pressure and converted on a couple of Hawksturnovers to further pad their lead. Caitlyn Longmuir’s secondthree-pointer of the third gave the tournament hosts a 68-38 leadheading into the final quarter of play and en route to their 25thstraight victory, including regular season and playoff matches..

Windsor shot 49.2% throughout the contest, while the GoldenHawks worked at a 34.5% efficiency. The Lancers out-reboundedLaurier 45-30

Windsor faces the winner of the final quarter-final match, whichfeatures the RSEQ champion Martlets and Canada West finalistCascades, Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. The contest will beavailable live on Sportsnet 360 and at www.CIS-SIC.tv.

STATLEADERS

WSR 29-14-25-13: 81
WLU 13-12-14-14: 53

Windsor
Points: Miah-Marie Langlois (30), Jessica Clemençon (13),Korissa Williams (10)
Rebounds: Korissa Williams (10), Miah-Marie Langlois (7), JessicaClemençon (7)
Assists: Korissa Williams (4), Miah-Marie Langlois (4), CaitlynLongmuir (4)

Player of the game: Miah-Marie Langlois

Laurier
Points: Whitney Ellenor (11), Bree Chaput (10)
Rebounds: Samantha Jacobs (5)
Assists: Courtney Bruce (4)

CHAMPIONSHIPSCHEDULE & RESULTS (all times EASTERN TIME)

Friday, March 14
13:00 Quarter-final 1: Saint Mary’s 71, Alberta 51
15:00 Quarter-final 2: Saskatchewan 61, Queen’s 52
18:00 Quarter-final 3: Windsor 81, Wilfrid Laurier 53
20:00 Quarter-final 4: No. 5 Fraser Valley vs. No. 4 McGill (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Saturday, March 15
10:00 Consolation 1: No. 7 Alberta vs. No. 6 Queen’s (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
12:00 Consolation 2: No. 8 Wilfrid Laurier vs. Loser QF 4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Semifinal 1: No. 2 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 3 Saskatchewan(Sportsnet 360 / www.CIS-SIC.tv *)
17:00 Semifinal 2: No. 1 Windsor vs. Winner QF 4 (Sportsnet 360 /www.CIS-SIC.tv *)

Sunday, March 16
15:00 5th Place (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
17:00 Bronze (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Final (Sportsnet 360 / www.CIS-SIC.tv *)

* The webcast of all 3 televised games (semifinals & final)will be on pay-per-view basis.

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