Friday, 20 November 2009

Queen's 73, Windsor 64

Apart from a late 12-0 Lancers second quarter run which knotted the game at halftime, the Gaels were in control for the most part, dealing reasonably well with Windsor's strong defensive pressure and getting the usual sterling effort from 6'6" Mitch Leger (21 points/10 rebounds) to gain a very important road win. With Leger providing much of the decision making against the Lancers pressure early, Queen's took leads as large as 16 points in the second quarter. But Leger left the game with about 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter to rest and Windsor's pressure began paying dividends (14 first-half Gael turnovers) and John Woldu started sizzling, scoring all 13 of his points in the first half including 3-3 from downtown. The Lancers also stayed in the game with 9 first-half offensive rebounds, many by 6'7" Andre Smyth but the Gaels kept their composure in the second half, cleaning up the defensive glass much more effectively and getting into their read-and-react offense quickly to maintain leads of 10-12 points for much of the second half. Queen's was able to exploit the younger Lancers defensively, getting several backdoor layups as Windsor was forced to play their experienced players much more. Baris Ondul had 16 points for Queen's while Waldu led the way for Windsor with his 13 and 6'3" Issac Kuon added 12 on only 1-7 from downtown and 4-13 overall. Queen's has a quick turnaround game Saturday afternoon at 3 PM at Western while the Lancers host winless RMC.

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