Windsor hands No. 5 Ryerson first loss of the season

Windsor hands No. 5 Ryerson first loss of the season

The Lancer men's basketball team upset the No. 5 Ryerson Rams 81-67 Wednesday night at the St. Denis Centre.
 
The Lancers improve to 3-1 on the season and are tied for first place in the OUA west division with the Laurier Golden Hawks, while the Rams (3-1) suffer their first loss of the year and continue to remain tied for first with the Queen's Gaels in the OUA east.
 
Windsor was led by Alex Campbell who registered his second double-double of the season with a game high 25 points and 14 rebounds. Randy Oriakhi put up 12 points and 11 rebounds for the first double-double of his career, while Isiah Osborne had another impressive game with 16 points.
 
Roshane Roberts had a team high 21 points to lead the visiting Rams, while Adika Peter-McNeilly had 13 points, and Aaron Best came off the bench with 12 points.
 
The first half was a struggle offensively for both teams as the Lancers shot a mere 20.5% from the field compared to the Rams 21.2%. After the low scoring first half, the Rams led 25-21 heading into the break.
 
Windsor rebounded in the third and fourth quarters, outscoring their visitors 26-20 and 30-26, respectively, to earn the win. The Lancers finished the game with a 32.9% shooting percentage, while Ryerson finished with an almost identical 32.3%. Defensively, Windsor held a narrow edge on the board, out-rebounding the Rams 51-45.
 
The Lancers will host the Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm in their final home game before the holiday break.
 
Fans are also reminded that the Lancer Holiday Clothing Drive runs through until Saturday and are encouraged to bring their gently used warm clothing to the game for a chance to win a Lancer Prize Pack.

Source: Windsor Lancers