CIS women's basketball Wednesday roundup: No. 2 Lancers defeat Marauders to open up OUA West Division play
Photo credit Edwin Tam
WINDSOR, Ont. - In their first game of the 2012 calendar year,
the No. 2 Lancer women’s basketball team defeated the
McMaster Marauders 68-57 on Wednesday night at the St. Denis
Source: Windsor Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - On the strength on a career-best performance from Bree Chaput of Guelph, Ont., the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's basketball team (6-3) defeated the Waterloo Warriors (1-8) by a score of 71-55 Wednesday night at the Athletic Complex.
Chaput, a second year guard, finished the game with a career-high 13 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists in one of her best performances of the year.
"I thought Bree gave us some good minutes at both ends of the floor," commented Head Coach Paul Falco after the game. "She was composed with the ball against constant ball pressure and knocked down some nice shots."
After a slow start to the game, Laurier went on an 11-0 run midway through the opening quarter to set the tone for the first half. The Hawks would continue to make baskets, getting production from the entire lineup as they took a 45-20 lead after two quarters.
The Warriors would claw their way back into the game in the third quarter as Laurier struggled at the offensive end, scoring just six points in the frame. Waterloo would put up 19 of their own as they cut the Hawks lead to 12.
However, Laurier would not allow the Warriors to get much closer, outscoring them 20-16 in the final quarter to take the victory.
"We had moments where we looked very good tonight and moments where we struggled, which is somewhat typical of a young team," said Falco. "When we become more consistent we will become a very good team."
Rookie forward Shelby Kurt of Waterloo, Ont., matched Chaput's output at the offensive end, scoring 13 points thanks to a six-for-seven night from the free throw line. Samantha Jacobs of Enniskillen, Ont., also had a career-best performance, finishing the game with 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the floor.
The Warriors were led by second year guard Laura Burnett of Heidelberg, Ont., who finished with a game-high 14 points.
The Hawks will now prepare to take on the OUA-leading Brock Badgers (9-0) on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at the Athletic Complex.
Source: Windsor Sports Info
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The No. 6 ranked Brock University women's
basketball team moved to 9-0 in the OUA West with an 82-52 victory
against the Guelph Gryphons (4-5 OUA West) Wednesday night at the
Bob Davis Gymnasium.
The Gyphons led 5-0, but the Badgers took the lead with a 13-1 run to end the first quarter. In the second the Badgers outscored their opponents 27-15, and they put the game away with a 16-0 run to start the third quarter.
The Badgers were led by junior forward Nicole Rosenkranz (Niagara Falls, Ont.) who scored a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double. Senior guard Emily McKay (Toronto, Ont.) contributed with 13 points, five rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Andrea Polischuk (Brantford, Ont.) and senior Tara Giallonardo (Fonthill, Ont) both chipped in with 10 points each in the victory..
The Gryphons were led by senior Samantha Russell with 11 points and nine rebounds. Dana Van Balkom and Ali Dzikowski both added nine points.
The Badgers up-tempo pressure defence had 18 steals and forced 26 Gryphons turnovers leading to 22 unanswered points. Brock also outrebounded Guelph 43-36. The Badgers got some great production off the bench with 39 points.
Brock shot 39.5% (32-for-81) from the field while holding the Gryphons to just 31.6% (18-for-57).
The Badgers are back in action Saturday when they travel to Waterloo to play the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks (5-3 OUA).
Source: Brock Sports Info