SASKATOON,SK–The Axemen and the Lancers hooked up for what was a pretty evenly-matched game throughout the first half of play.
However, the Lancers didn’t look like they had enough juice to finish strong, losing to Acadia 72-67 in the Graham Shootout.
Going into the half with a four point lead, the Lancers came out in the third quarter focused on maintaining the lead and playing solid down the stretch.
However, the determined Acadia squad continued to push. Defense became the order of the day and Acadia served it in the second half.
“We wanted our guys to take advantage of the defense they were playing. As a team our effort was there tonight.”
Led By Jonathan Tull’s 18 points, the Axemen where able to pull away at the end of the fourth Q. Anthony Ashe hit an array of tough shots down the stretch as well that kept the Lancers in check.
Looking for an opportunity cut the lead, head coach Chris Oliver set up a play designed to get the ball in the hand of his best scorers.
“We run that a few times and sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t,” explained Oliver.
In this case, it didn’t as Windsor came up just short against Acadia in the Graham Shootout.
Usual suspects Josh Collins and Enrico Di Loreto led the way for Windsor.