Brock men's basketball falls to No. 6 Lancers 85-61 in OUA 1/4 Finals
WINDSOR, Ont. - The Brock University men's basketball team (8-13 OUA West, 1-1 playoffs) ended their season with an 85-61 loss in the OUA 1/4 Finals to the No. 6 ranked Windsor Lancers Saturday night at the St. Denis Centre.
The Lancers opened the game on a 9-2 run over the first three minutes. The Badgers answered with a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to tie the game 9-9 with 5:56 left in the first quarter. Brock trailed the Lancers 23-18 after 10 minutes.
In the second quarter, Brock added six straight points in the opening minute to tie the game 23-23. The teams would exchanges baskets which saw four different lead changes over the next six minutes. In the final two minutes of the first half, Windsor outscored Brock 5-2 and led 42-37 after 20 minutes.
In the third quarter with the score 45-42, the Lancers went on a 16-4 run to go up by 15 points, 61-46 with 1:50 left in the quarter. Windsor led 63-51 after 30 minutes.
Early in the fourth quarter, Brock senior Mark Gibson (Toronto, Ont.) drained a three-pointer to cut the Windsor lead to seven 63-56 with 9:15 left in regulation.
Over the next seven minutes the Lancers put the game out of reach as they went on an 18-0 run leading by as many as 25 points, 81-56, with 2:22 remaining.
Windsor had four players reach double digits. Lien Phillip led all scorers with a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double. Ismar Seferagic and Evan Matthews added 15 points each while combining for five three-pointers. Enrico Diloreto contributed with 10 points and five rebounds in the victory.
Leading Brock was Gibson who recorded 17 points and six rebounds in his final game as a Badger. Jameson Tipping (Orangeville, Ont.) contributed with 15 points and seven rebounds. Also in double figures was Mike Luby (Kenora, Ont.) and C.J. Smith (Scarborough, Ont.) who chipped in with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Windsor shot 45.3% (34-for-75) from the field, 34.5% (10-for-29) from beyond the arc and 63.6% (7-for-11) from the charity stripe.
The Badgers knocked down just 22 field goals going 22-for-70 (31.4%) from the floor. They were also 26.7% (8-for-40) from three-point ranges and 64.3% (9-for-14).