Windsor tops Saint Mary’s 71-45 in CIS final

Windsor defeated Saint Mary’s to win the women’s CIS basketball final.

WINDSOR, Ont. — Korissa Williams scored 14 points and added 12 rebounds to help the top-seeded Windsor Lancers earn their fourth-consecutive CIS women’s basketball championship with a 71-45 win over the No. 2 Saint Mary’s Huskies on Sunday.

Tournament all-star and four-time CIS all-Canadian Jessica Clemencon recorded a team-best 19 points, and Jocelyn Larocque added 15.

Miah-Marie Langlois had eight points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Lancers, and was named the CIS Final 8 Tournament MVP for a historic third time over the last four years. Langlois becomes the first CIS basketball player, in both men’s and women’s, to earn the honour three times in their career.

Justine Colley ended her five-year career by leading Saint Mary’s with 20 points. Rachelle Coward had eight points and four boards.

The now four-time defending national champions ended their 2013-14 season on a 27-game winning streak, including regular season and playoff games, while extending their post-season run to 15 games dating back to the 2010-11 year.

With the win, Windsor became the first CIS women’s basketball team to earn four-straight national titles since Laurentian won five-straight banners from 1975-1979.

The Saint Mary’s Huskies had their 31-game winning streak snapped, but finished the season with their best-ever result at a CIS Final 8 in just their third national tournament appearance, improving on their bronze-medal finish in 2013.