Windsor 99, Jacksonville 95 in OT… Lancers came back from an early double digit deficit and pulled away late in the overtime for an exciting win over the NCAA D1 Dolphins. Windsor came out gunning with a smaller lineup, shooting more than 50 threes in the game (17 for 49 in regulation; stats only available for first 40 minutes) as 6’6″ Luke Allin had 24 points and 9 rebounds while 6’6″ sophomore Anthony Zrvnar, making his first-ever start for the Lancers, added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Steady 5’10” Mike Rocca, overlooked for our FISU team, added his usual steady 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the win.
Coach Chris Oliver was justifiably pleased with the victory: “I am proud of our efforts. A lot of returning players worked hard to get better. We know it is great for Canadian basketball to get wins against NCAA but we know our best competition is still ahead of us in the OUA”.
Lancers played without their two newest recruits: 6’1″ Marcus Jones (Orangeville Prep/Gannon NCAA Division II – previously announced) and 6’3″ Telloy Simon, a transfer from Missouri S&T, an NCAA Division II program from the Great Lakes Valley Conference after playing his high school ball at Kitchener St. Mary’s. Simon had a solid sophomore year, averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the 12-14 Miners. Simon shot 38% from the three point line, knocking down an average of two 3’s per game, second on the club and third overall in scoring. Expect both Simon and Jones to inject immediate talent and impact to Oliver’s program.