CIS women's basketball Wednesday roundup: Lancers earn 12th straight victory with dominating win over Laurier
Photo credit Edwin Tam
|No. 7 Acadia||83||Saint Mary's||78||Final||Box Score|
HALIFAX, NS - Senior guard Emma Duinker led the Axewomen basketball team to their eleventh straight victory as they downed the first place Saint Mary's Huskies 83-78 in Halifax, NS.
The 11 game winning streak is the longest in the Axewomen's recent history, dating back 20 years or more and the eleven wins after 12 games is tied with last year's overall season win total of eleven.
Tied at 36-36 at the half, with both teams never pulling away from each other for more than six points, the game opened up in favour of the Axewomen six minutes into the third quarter when Stef Chapman drained a three point shot to give Acadia a 46-40 lead.
The Huskies were able to close the gap at 4:43 when Rebecca Nuttall netted a three pointer to close the gap to 51-54 in the third frame. But in the closing minutes of the third, Emma Duinker sank her third of five baskets from the distant arc to give Acadia a 6 point lead and eventual seven point advantage at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth and final quarter, the Huskies worked back from a 13 point deficit, closing the lead to four points with 24 seconds remaining. A Justine Colley layup with 16 seconds on the clock brought Saint Mary's to within two points. Ensuing foul shots solidified the 83-78 win for for Acadia and slipping the Axewomen into first place.
Colley was limited to her 24 points per game average, while teammate Susan Cavin picked up the slack with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Colley had a game high 13 rebounds.
Acadia's four of five starters reached double digit status with Emma Duinker leading the way with 24 points and a team high 9 rebounds. Sister Abbey notched out 22 points and 5 rebounds, while Kristy Moore and Stef Chapman added 19 and 12 points respectively. Off the bench senior forward Jasmine Parent worked hard for four points.
Acadia only recorded an amazing 8 turnovers, 7 of which were in the first half and stole the ball 10 times, while the Huskies handed over the ball 20 times.
Both teams meet next Wednesday night in Wolfville for their third battle this season. The Axewomen have won both matches as the Huskies drop to 10-4 with two games in hand, trailing Acadia by two points with 30 in the AUS Standings. Acadia will then head to northern Nova Scotia to visit StFX and Cape Breton as they head for the stretch with five games remaining after their road trip.
Source: Acadia Sports Info
|Brock||73||McMaster||64||Final - OT||Box Score|
HAMILTON, Ont. - The McMaster women's basketball team hosted the Brock Badgers on Wednesday night that resulted in a loss for the Marauders in overtime. Despite scoring a basket with just two second left at the end of the game, McMaster was unable to soldify the win in overtime as the final score was 73-64.
The first quarter started out with the Badgers getting on the board first, but it would be a deep two point shot from McMaster's Hailey Milligan to get the Marauders on the board as well. With both teams trading points, Brock held a slight lead, despite a three-pointer from Taylor Chiarot and it would be Marauder Jaklynn Nimec that would tie it up at seven with another deep two.
Point guard Vanessa Bonomo would push the Marauders to their first lead of the game with a three-pointer at 10-9, but the Badgers would find a way to maintain the lead, going into the second quarter 17-13.
Three minutes into the second, each team would have scored just three points each for Brock's lead to stay at four at 20-16. Two key lay-ups by Milligan would finally tie it up at 20 for the Marauders. Forced to call a timeout, the Badgers would come off that earning back a five-point lead.
A three-pointer from Bonomo would get the Marauders back within two and a jumper from Chiarot following that would tie it back up at 27 all. McMaster would earn the lead in the dying minutes of the quarter 31-29, but a deep two-pointer made by the Badgers at the half-time buzzer would leave it all tied up at 31 heading into the second half.
The majority of the third quarter would see low-scoring for both teams and it would take the Marauders some time to get warmed up again, as the Badgers took a five point lead early in at 36-31. Two foul shots from Bonomo would put the Marauders within three later on.
With two minutes to go, the scoring would open up from both teams, with McMaster finally tying it up at 40 with a three-pointer from point guard Bonomo. A lay-up to follow that from forward Milligan would put McMaster ahead for the first time since the end of the second and the home team would earn the four-point lead going into the fourth and final quarter.
Brock would be the first to score in the fourth around the seven minute mark to get within two and would eventually tie up at at 49. The Marauders found themselves build the four-point lead back with three minutes to go at 53-49 with baskets from Chiarot and Stephanie Truelove. McMaster's lead started to diminish with less than two minutes to go, but would stay up by two at 55-53.
After Brock called a timeout with 55 seconds left, they would score the jumper to tie it at 55. Within the next minute, both teams would make some foul shots to find the Marauders up by one with 10 seconds on the clock. Then, the Badgers would pull out a three-pointer from no where, stopping the clock at 2.1 seconds to go up 58-56.
Seeming that there was no hope left, the Marauders wouldn't go down without a fight. Devising an inbounding plan to tie it up, captain Chiarot would be looked upon to take her team in to overtime and she would do just that, making a lay-up at the buzzer to send the game into an extra five minutes.
Overtime would see both teams foul, and with bonus in affect, the Badgers would connect with their foul shots and shut down the Marauders offence to take a large lead. The Marauders were unable to become effective in overtime, in part due to Milligan fouling out with four minutes to go. The Badgers would go on to win it 73-64.
Bonomo was McMaster's high scorer with 15 points on the night. Milligan was named the Big Mac Player of the Game for her 12 points and eight rebounds and Chiarot also added 12 points for the Marauders. She was the only Marauder to record the double-double as she grabbed 10 rebounds as well.
For the Badgers, Nicole Rosenkranz was the game-high scorer with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Emily MacKay had 14 points, Andrea Polischuk added 11 more for Brock and Samantha deJong grabbed 10 rebounds and scored another six points.
The Marauders take on the Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Source: McMaster Sports Info
|Laurier||54||No. 2 Windsor||87||Final||Box Score|
WINDSOR, Ont. - Head Coach Chantal Vallée and the No. 2
ranked Lancer women’s basketball team posted their twelfth
straight victory on Wednesday night, with a dominating 87-54 win
over the visiting Laurier Golden Hawks at the St. Denis Centre.
Source: Windsor Sports Info
GUELPH, Ont. - Wednesday night at the W.F. Mitchell Centre, the Western Mustangs put together one of their best offensive performances, shooting 40% from the field while holding the Gryphon’s to just 27% in the game. With the Mustangs hitting on all cylinders, and with four players scoring double digits, the Mustangs used a 28-10 second quarter to blow open the game and cruise to a 73-50 victory.
With the win, the Mustangs improve to 8-9, and leapfrog Guelph in the standings, who now fall to 7-10.
Western was led by Katelyn Leddy’s 15 points, while Annabel Hancock and Lacey Knox added 13 and 12 points respectively. Jenny Vaughan added 10 points and six assists, and controlled the tempo of the game throughout while pestering the Guelph defenders. Jory McDonald grabbed a game high 13 rebounds while being held off the scoreboard.
Samantha Russellled all scorers with 16 points, but had a rough start to the night. Entering the fourth quarter, Russell had only eight points on 3-14 shooting thanks to the size of the Mustangs defenders. That size allowed the Mustangs to hold a 45-33 rebounding advantage over the Gryphons, who usually find themselves winning the rebounding battles. Jasmine Douglas added 12 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with two blocks.
The first quarter saw the Mustangs run out to a quick 7-0 lead before the Gryphons answered with a 6-0 run of their own. Guelph was able to use their ball movement to create good shot opportunities, but just couldn’t find a way to convert those opportunities into points. After the first quarter, the Mustangs held a slight 14-12 lead.
A 15-2 run to start the second quarter extended the Mustangs lead to 29-14, with the Mustangs sharing the ball while forcing the Gryphon’s to just one shot while dominating the boards. Western’s lead was 42-22 at the half. Western shot an impressive 51% from the field in the opening half, while knocking down 5-10 three point attempts.
Western fell down to earth a bit in the third quarter, as both teams looked to their defence to halt their opponents. Guelph attacked the rim to cut into the Mustangs lead, but were unable to convert on their free-throw, hitting just 3-10 in the third quarter. The Mustangs led 60-34 and were never seriously challenged in the fourth.
Guelph will look to shake off their performance and regroup when they take on the visiting Windsor Lancers Saturday night at the W.F. Mitchell Centre. Tipoff is scheduled for 2pm.
Source: Guelph Sports Info