The Lambton College women's and men's varsity basketball teams headed up north to Sault Ste. Marie this past weekend to take on the Sault College Cougars in a pair of OCAA West Division matchups. Lambton walked away with all four wins.
In a Saturday evening matchup, the women's squad outscored the Cougars 24-1 in the fourth quarter to take a convincing 63-35 win. Melissa Dally scored 21 points and had nine rebounds in leading Lambton. Madisyn Campbell added 14 and Sarah Bate also hit double digits with 12. Others scoring were Daylin Galvin with seven, Ashleigh Pettit six and Sam Brimmer with three.
The two teams met again on Sunday as Lambton defeated Sault 62-48. Dally again led the Lions as she scored 17. Bate picked up a double-double scoring 16 and hauling in 11 boards. Pettit scored 12, Galvin 11, Campbell 4 and Kelsey Grisenthwaith two.
Lambton now prepares to face Niagara on Saturday at the College. Game time is set for 2pm.
For the men on Saturday, Jason Marshell returned to extended minutes to score 20 and high school teammate Branden Padgett scored 21 to go with 9 assists as the Lions defeated Sault College 120-74. Fellow Detroiter Xavian Edwards had a 10 point and 10 board double-double while the other Motown big, Jason Watts, scored 14. Seven Lion rookies hit the score sheet as Tyvel Peters had 13, Jaquan Barrett-Smith 10, Noah Ashame 10, Keith Laryea nine, Dwayne Lambert-Cadore seven with 10 assists, Tyler Grevers four and Shak Seymour two.
Lambton was 54.8% from three as they continue to show improvement from the outside. The team combined for 50 rebounds and 28 assists.
The men then hauled down 65 rebounds on their way to an 82-76 win over Sault College on Sunday. The victory moved the Lions to 17-9 overall and 11-6 in OCAA West play.
Jason Watts scored 20 and pulled down 16 boards while Xavian Edwards grabbed 13 rebounds and scored seven. Branden Padgett scored 18, Jason Marshell 16, Jaquan Barrett-Smith 12, Keith Laryea five, Tyvel Peters two and Dwayne Lambert-Cadore two for the Lions. Barrett-Smith also had nine boards.
The Ontario #6 Lions now return home to face the #7 Niagara Knights this coming Saturday at the College. Game time is 4pm.