Windsor 85, Lambton 80 in Overtime… Spark plug 5’10” guard Mike Rocca had 29 points and 13 rebounds from the guard spot as the Lancers held off a very good Lambton team in extra time. The Lions came back from a late 7 point deficit, tying the game at the regulation buzzer on Branden Padgett’s shot – Padgett led the Lions with 31 points. But Windsor was able to pull away by getting multiple stops in the overtime.
“Mike again showed his fearlessness and how competitive he is with another wonderful performance”, commented Lancers Head Coach Chris Oliver. “He continues to show his tremendous leadership and mental toughness… he was the difference tonight”.
Windsor also got 21 points from 6’1″ newcomer Micqueel Martin, a transfer who last played at ASA Junior College in Brooklyn, NY where he averaged 12.9 ppg as a sophomore in 2013-14; Martin is a product of Ro Russell’s Grassroots club system in Toronto and went to high school at Downsview C.I. in North York, home of the great Ron Ellis.
Oliver was very complementary of his opponents and especially Padgett and learned much from his new group that returns just 3 rotation players from last season’s Wilson Cup Final 4 participant.
We plan to take a more comprehensive look at the Lancers in the coming days. Windsor now faces Fanshawe next week before travelling to Alberta for the Calgary Cup where they will meet the host Dinos, Mount Royal and Regina on consecutive days.