OUA roundup: Marauders upset No. 2 Windsor Lancers

HAMILTON, Ont. - The McMaster Marauders continued home OUA play by hosting the No. 2 nationally-ranked and OUA West first place Windsor Lancers on Saturday. The Marauders parlayed a great first half into a big upset win, 66-50, over the previously undefeated Lancers.

McMaster fifth-year guard Taylor Smith (Hamilton, Ont.) had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists. Smith moves closer to career assist number 500. Her total now stands at 491.

The first quarter was slow to start but Laura Mullins (Windsor, Ont.) put the Lancers on the scoreboard at 8:45. Rebecca Rewi (Ancaster, Ont.) replied for McMaster at 8:15. Mullins got another basket for Windsor at 7:55. It took over two minutes for the next score but three quick baskets, two by Hailey Milligan (Brantford, Ont.) and one by Taylor Chiarot (Hamilton, Ont.) gave the Marauders the lead, one which they would hold until the end of the game. Windsor got one back but a 7-0 run by McMaster made the score 15-6 at the first quarter buzzer. McMaster shot a 37 percent in the quarter compared to 19 percent for Windsor and had a 15-10 edge on rebounds.

Smith's field goal at 9:20 and a three at 8:46 put Mac ahead 20-6. Shavaun Reaney's (Sherwood Park, Atla.) three at 8:33 turned out to be Windsor's only field goal of the quarter. The Marauders got steady scoring in small runs around Lancer free throws as their lead increased to 20 points and then 25 by the end of the quarter. At half time, McMaster was ahead 38-13. Mac shot 53 percent compared to seven percent for Windsor and had a 16-8 margin on rebounds. Top scorers in the half for the Marauders were Smith (10 points), Lisa Marie Iavarone (Hamilton, Ont.) with eight and Rewi with six. For the Lancers, Jessica Clemencon (St. Rambert, France) had six points.

Clemencon started the scoring in the third quarter at 9:26. Smith got the Marauders on the scoreboard at 8:45. The Lancers came out energized and played with intense full court pressure which unsettled Mac initially. They put together small runs, of 5-0, 6-0 and 5-0 around McMaster's baskets to cut the Marauder lead to under 20 points, then to 12 several times. The third quarter ended with McMaster ahead 49-36. Mac shot a decent 40 percent but the Lancers shot a very good 62 percent and had a 9-2 edge on rebounds.

Bojana Kovacevic's (Windsor, Ont.) two quick three-pointers to begin the fourth quarter cut the McMaster lead to single digits, 49-42 by 9:09. It was over two minutes before the next basket, a pair of free throws from Nicole Rosenkranz (Niagara Falls, Ont.) at 6:59. A basket by Reaney and a free throw from Clemencon got the gap down to six, 51-45, by 5:19. A few seconds later, on a broken Windsor play, Rosenkranz gathered up the ball from the floor, got the basket and the foul. Her points started a 10-0 run that restored the McMaster double digit lead, and put Mac up 61-45 at 3:34. By this point, Windsor looked very tired. Each team scored five points in the remaining time to make the final score 66-50.

Milligan finished the game with eight points and added 12 rebounds. Iavarone had nine points and three assists for the Marauders, who improved to 8-4 on the season.

Windsor freshman Clemencon led the Lancers (11-1) with 15 points, 14 rebounds and two blocked shots. Reaney added 15 points for Windsor.


At Western, the Mustangs (10-2) earned a 76-75 overtime victory over the Brock Badgers (7-5).

Kelly Moulden (Dundas, Ont.) drove in for a lay-up late in overtime to give the Mustangs the victory.

Amanda Anderson scored a game-high 28 points for Western, while teammate Katelyn Leddy earned a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Whitney Gorges scored 19 points for the Badgers in a losing effort. It was Brock's second overtime loss in three games.


At Ryerson, Melina Wishart scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Ottawa Gee-Gees (8-5) to a 60-58 road victory over the host Rams.

Emilie Morasse and Hannah Sunley-Paisley added 12 points each for the Gee-Gees.

Ashley MacDonald scored 12 points for the Rams (8-6), while Ryerson's Lisa Goldring and Lacey O'Sullivan each had 11 points.


At Toronto, the Carleton Ravens (9-4) soared to a 64-58 win over the Varsity Blues (6-8).

Ines Jelic and Alyson Bush both scored 14 points for the Ravens. Courtney Smith added 13.

Toronto's Katelyn McConnell led the Varsity Blues with 12 points, while teammates Joanna Medri and Nicki Schutz chipped in with 10 each.


At Laurentian, Lisa Furchner scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds as the Lady Vees (7-6) defeated the Queen's Gaels 78-54.

Laurentian's Katie Goggins scored 18 points, while Norma Jean Roberts chipped in 16 of her own.

Brittany Moore scored a team-high 13 points for the Gaels (9-5).


At Wilfrid Laurier, Christa Mancino scored 14 points as the Golden Hawks (5-7) tamed the Lakehead Thunderwolves 75-51.

Renata Adamczyk added 13 points for the Golden Hawks, while Mallory Kohlmeier and Alena Luciani contributed 10 each.

Tasia McKenna led Thunderwolves (7-5) scores with 15 points.


At Guelph, the Waterloo Warriors (3-9) earned a 65-46 road victory over the host Gryphons (2-10).

Erin Button led Waterloo with 14 points while Stephanie Shea added 12 for the Warriors.

Alex Russell scored a team-high 13 points for the Gryphons.

YORK 87, RMC 42

At York, six Lions reached double digits in points in an 87-42 win over the RMC Paladins.

York's Brittany Szockyj led the way with a game-high 18 points. Emma Dillon scored 13 points, Kayla Pangos and Jenna Elliott scored 12 each, while Nadia Qahwash and Emily Perras each added 11.

Abby Edmison scored a team-high 10 points for the Paladins.

The Lions improved to 2-11 while the Paladins dropped to 0-14.

Source: McMaster Marauders with files from OUA Communications

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