Weekly Sports Roundup

Ryan Blevins
By Ryan Blevins November 25, 2016 12:09

By Ryan Blevins

 

Herman heads to OFSAA

The Herman Green Griffins defeated Sarnia St. Patrick’s in the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association championship Oct. 23 by a score of 41-7.

Coming off their most physical game of the year against the Holy Names Knights in the WECSSAA finals, the Griffins rushed for nearly 400 yards in the victory. Running backs Branden McCraney and Dante Lewis each added a score. This will be the Green Griffins fifth consecutive OFSAA appearance.

Windsor Express free agent frenzy

The Windsor Express have been busy making a flurry of acquisitions over the past few weeks. The Express held four picks in the National Basketball League of Canada entry draft and spent them wisely.

The Express selected Alex Williams out of Lake Superior State University with their first selection. Mark Gomilla, Elliott Engleman and Kenneth Coates rounded out the Express draft selections.

The acquisitions continued with the signings of Brandan Kearney and Lester Prosper as well as the completion of a trade which brought Mitchell Wiggins Jr. to Windsor from Cape Breton. The most notable signing was the re-signing of former Express championship guard Darren Duncan.

Lancers hoops grabs a pair of wins

The University of Windsor women’s basketball team remains unbeaten after a 92-41 victory over the Waterloo Warriors on Oct. 23. The fifth ranked Lancers cruised to a victory thanks to 17 points from Caitlin Longmuir and 16 points from Carly Steer. Emily Prevost finished with 11 rebounds in the victory.

In the second game of a Lancers hoops double-header the men’s team defeated the Waterloo Warriors 94-78. Micqueel Martin led the Lancers with 24 points and freshman Anthony Zrvnar added 17 points. The men’s team improved their record to 3-2 following the win.

Lions in first place after Thanksgiving win

The Detroit Lions, playing in their 78th Thanksgiving Day game, captured first place in the NFC North Oct 24. On the back of 232 passing yards from quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Lions defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16-13.

Kicker Matt Prater nailed a 48-yard field goal to tie the game at 13. With under two minutes remaining, Lions defensive back intercepted Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford. The defensive highlight set up a game winning 40 yard field goal by Prater with no time left on the clock. The Lions are now 7-4 on the season.

Spits win with short bench

With only 18 players dressed due to injury and suspensions, the Windsor Spitfires found a way to win in overtime. Defenseman Austin McEneny found the back of the net with 1:55 seconds left in the overtime period to give Windsor a 5-4 victory over the Peterborough Petes. Graham Knott, Cole Carter, Julius Nattinen and Cole Purboo all scored for Windsor.

Ryan Blevins
By Ryan Blevins November 25, 2016 12:09

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