Welcome to our live blog double-header between the Ryerson Rams and Windsor Lancers (men's and women's basketball). I'm your co-host Ryan Skilton, alongside Kabeer Sethi, bringing you minute-by-minute updates of tonight's games.
We are live from Mattamy Athletic Centre, where the Ryerson Rams women's basketball team is getting set to take on the No. 1 ranked team in the country.
Pingue-Giles scores the opening basket. Rams lead 2-0.
The Lancers respond with an 8-0 run of their own. Ryerson getting into foul trouble early. Windsor leads 8-2.
Sofia Paska finally ends Windsor's 13-0 run. Windsor leads 13-3.
Williams makes it look easy with her speed. She makes the lay-up to put the Lancers up 17-3.
Ryerson struggling to generate anything offensively.
Nunes hits Ryerson's first three-pointer of the match to get Ryerson within 11 points.
The Rams seem to have regrouped and are now on a 7-0 run. Lancers call a timeout.
Pingue-Giles picks up her second personal foul of the game.
Gabriel-Robinson banks one in to get Ryerson within five. Lancers lead 17-12.
Follis picks up the bucket and the foul -- will shoot one.
Follis misses the shot, but the Rams still find themselves only down by three.
A beautiful set play and Gabriel-Robinson puts it home. Ryerson is only down by one now.
At the end of the first quarter, Ryerson finds itself down 21-18. Considering they were down 17-3 at one point, I'm sure they'll take it. The Rams' timeout midway through the quarter seems to have shifted the momentum.
A lot of turnovers from both sides early here in the second quarter.
Lancers' Prevost hits both foul shots to put Windsor up 25-18.
Paska drains a long-range three to get the Rams back within five. Windsor leads 27-22.
Paska picks up her first personal foul of the game.
Lancers' Cheyanne Roger picks up her second personal foul of the game. Rams' Paska will shoot two. Lancers lead 31-22.
Lancers call their first timeout of the second quarter.
Paska misses both, but will go right back to the line as she is fouled on the rebound.
Paska hits both this time. Lancers lead cut to seven.
And Paska is fouled again and will go to the line for the third time in a minute.
And she hits both again. Lancers lead 31-26.
Rams' Gabriel-Robinson gets a little too aggressive on the rebound and picks up her first personal foul.
Some good defense by Lancers' Williams and she intercept a Rams' pass intended for Gabriel-Robinson inside the paint.
Pingue-Giles put one in from beyond the arc to get the Rams within two.
Sofia Paska drops one in again and it's a tie game, folks. Paska is having one heck of a second quarter.
And the buzzer sounds to signal the end of the second quarter. Lancers lead 38-35 in what has been a crazy first half.
The Ryerson Rams found themselves trailing by 10-plus points in the first quarter and second quarters, but battled back both times to trail by three by the end of each frame.
Sofia Paska really stepped up her game in the second quarter. She has 11 points through the first half and is a big reason the Rams still find themselves within striking distance of the No. 1 team in the country, the Windsor Lancers.
Follis and Pingue-Giles have also made their presence felt for the Rams, each scoring six and seven points respectively.
The Lancers have had a more spread out offense, with four players racking up five-plus points (Lalonde, Williams, LaRocque and Prevost).
Nunes puts the lay-up in as the Rams take the lead for the first time since the beginning of the first quarter.
Rams tightening up defence at the start of the half as they take lead
Offensive foul as Windsor starts too aggresive..
Pingue-Giles hits the three to put the Rams up by seven. Ryerson is on a 10-0 run.