OUA roundup: No. 8 Lancers down Mustangs
LONDON, Ont. - Londoner and Windsor Lancers freshman guard
Enrico Diloreto nailed a clutch three-pointer with 36 seconds left,
and hit a pair of key free-throws with a minute remaining as
Windsor defeated the Western Mustangs men's basketball team 80-73
at Alumni Hall on Jan. 20.
The Lancers led from start to finish and by as much as 11 points.
Diloreto (London, Ont.) led Windsor with 20 points to lift the Lancers to a 10-3 record to solidify their spot in second place in the OUA West. Western falls to fourth place in the OUA West with a 7-6 record.
Ryan Barbeau (Belleville, Ont.) had a double-double with 19 points and 10 assists, but he also had nine turnovers. Garrett Olexiuk (Burlington, Ont.) added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Barbeau was solid in transition for the Mustangs, creating havoc for the Windsor defence. Andrew Wedemire (Sarnia, Ont.) added 11 points and seven rebounds, along with an admirable ability to pick up fouls in the first half on seemingly every possession.
The Lancers led 40-37 at the half, but Western was on their heels throughout the game, falling behind and then putting a run together to keep it close.
Windsor, nationally ranked No. 8 in Canada, led by as much as 10 in the third quarter, but Western clawed back within five points, as the Lancers led 59-54 after the third quarter.
Western came within two points of the lead with just over four minutes left on the clock, with several strong defensive stands.
A fast-break basket from Olexiuk pulled Western within two points again with 2:34 left and the Lancers leading 73-71.
But the Mustangs only scored two points in the final two and a half minutes, despite getting opportunities.
Next Western travels to play at McMaster at Burridge Gymnasium on Saturday Jan. 23 at 3 p.m.
The Marauders were 80-72 winners over Wilfrid Laurier on Jan. 20, while Waterloo defeated Brock 86-67 in Wednesday's other OUA men's basketball game.
The next Mustangs home game is on Wednesday Jan. 27 when the Waterloo Warriors visit Alumni Hall at 6 p.m.
WATERLOO 86, BROCK 67
At Waterloo, Jesse Tipping (Orangeville, Ont.) led the way with a game-high 21 to lead the Warriors (8-5) to a 86-67 win over the Brock Badgers (5-8) on Wednesday.
Waterloo teammate Matt Hayes (Midland, Ont.) contributed a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Clinton Springer-Williams (London, Ont.) led the Badgers with a team-high 19 points.
MCMASTER 80, LAURIER 72
At Wilfrid Laurier, Keenan Jeppesen (Stoney Creek, Ont.) scored 22 points to lead the McMaster Marauders (7-6) to an 80-72 road victory over the Golden Hawks (5-8).
Scott Laws (Gormley, Ont.) contributed 14 points to McMaster's cause, while teammate Victor Raso (Hamilton, Ont.) scored 11 points.
Jesse MacDonald (Brantford, Ont.) led the Golden Haws with a game-high 24 points.
Source: Western Mustangs with files from OUA Communications