The Windsor Lancers advanced to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) consolation final with a 91-80 win over Bishop’s.
The Lancers had tremendous balance with seven players, including all five starters scoring in double figures, highlighted by 13 points apiece from Alex Campbell and Rotimi Osuntola.
In contrast to Windsor, Bishop’s only had two players score in double figures. Mike Andrews scored a game-high 29 points to go along with eight rebounds in defeat for the Gaiters.
The Lancers dictated the play for the first three quarters, leading 67-59, and never letting the Gaiters control the game for an extended period of time.
Bishop’s battled back to tie the game at 76-76 midway through the fourth quarter thanks to players other than Andrews beginning to get involved in the offence; however, the Lancers would re-establish control going on a 15-4 run to end the game.
Windsor took advantage of Bishop’s 15 turnovers, turning them into 23 points, compared to only allowing the Gaiters to score nine points off turnovers.
Windsor advance to play Saskatchewan in the consolation final Saturday afternoon, while this loss spells the end of the tournament for the Gaiters.