Lancers get 38 from Martin, hold off Citadins


Windsor (3-1) 79, UQAM (4-2) 76… 6’2″ Micqueel Martin finished with a career-high 38 points, including 23 in the first half as the Lancers held off the Citadins at the RBC Brock Classic.  The game ended amid some controversy as, after UQAM’s 6’2″ Greishe Clerjuste tied the game at 76 with a clutch shot from beyond the arc, he was subsequently whistled for a questionable foul that sent Martin to the line where he went 1 for 2.  Citadins 6’11” Yassin Debache secured the miss but had the ball slapped from his possession without a call and UQAM was again whistled for a foul.  Lancers iced it with 2 makes after that.

Martin added 6 rebounds and 5 assists as the newcomer has given Coach Chris Oliver an asset who can create his own and finish.  Citadins Head Coach Nate Philippe had plenty of praise for Martin:  “Martin had the best individual game I’ve seen by an offensive player since I’ve coached here.  Some extremely high-degree-of-difficulty makes despite being well defended.  We got a very high-level competitive game from Windsor.”

Lancers took an 11 point lead into the final quarter but Citadins were able get into a position for a well-diagrammed set play out of time-out to get an open look for Clerjuste to tie it in the final minute before the last possession unfolded.

6’6″ veteran Tyler Persaud had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Lancers while 5’10” sparkplug Mike Rocca overcame a tough shooting night with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.  Sharp-shooting 6’0″ guard Charles Miller had 23 to lead UQAM which shot 8 for 20 from downtown.  Clerjuste had 8 points and 6 assists before fouling out on the questionable late game call.  UQAM got a sterling performance off the bench from 6’6″ slasher Ibrahim Sylla who went a perfect 6 for 6 from the floor for 13 points.

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