CIS women's basketball Wednesday roundup: Streak grows to 12 straight wins as Acadia moves ahead in AUS standings
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WOLFVILLE, NS - The Axewomen basketball team extended their winning streak to 12 games with a convincing 77-65 win over the second place Saint Mary's Huskies. Once again, senior forward Emma Duinker led the Axewomen with her season high 32 points.
Duinker opened the game with a three point shot and was 8 for 12 from the floor and had a 19 points in first half.
Pushing out to a 17-3 Acadia lead after seven minutes of play, the Huskies worked back to a 19-12 deficit but were back deep in the hole with 2:33 remaining in the first half, falling back 36-17.
The Axewomen would remain in the lead for the entire game, allowing the Huskies to close to the gap to a second half low of 11 points with just over two minutes remaining.
Huskie Justine Colley was once again outstanding, leading Saint Mary's with 27 points, while teammate Lindsay Panchan collaborated for 20 more points and an astonishing 9 for 10 from the floor.
While Emma Duinker netted the Axewomen's most points, sister Abbey added 15 points, 10 of which were in the second half. Second year guard Kristy Moore added 12 points. Emma is fourth in AUS scoring with a 17.6 points per game average and leads in both 3 point field goal percentage and 3 point field goals made.
The Axewomen have not lost a game since the season opener at Dalhousie on November 9th, 2011.
Acadia will head out on their toughest road trip of the season as they travel to Antigonish to take on the sixth place and 7-7 StFX X-Women on Saturday night and then skip to Sydney to cap a two day trip to Northern Nova Scotia against the ever-strong fourth place Cape Breton Capers.
The Huskies remain home this weekend to host the third place Memorial Sea-Hawks for two games.
Source: Acadia Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - Attempting to lock up a playoff position entering the second last week of the regular season, the Laurier women's basketball team fell 66-60 to a resilient Guelph squad.
Laurier (12-7) was trying to stay ahead of the struggling Brock Badgers, but with the loss Laurier drops back into a tie for second in the OUA West Division. Laurier split the season series with the Gryphons, with each team winning on the road.
The Hawks struggled to generate offence in the game as they only shot 29 percent (19-65) from the field compared to Guelph's 40 percent (25-62). The Gryphons also out-rebounded Laurier 50-33.
Laurier and Guelph traded baskets in the first quarter with neither team being able to gain a substantial edge as the Hawks took an11-10 lead into the second quarter. In the second, Guelph started on a 5-0 run and had Laurier down by as many as eight points, but the Golden Hawks were able to close the quarter with two consecutive layups to close the half down 30-26.
Guelph extended their lead to eight again in the third quarter before Laurier went on a 10-2 run to even the score with 33 seconds remaining in the quarter. Going into the final frame the score was knotted at 45.
Through the first five minutes of the fourth neither team could distance themselves from their opponents until the Gryphons went on a late 9-0 run thanks in part to Dana Van Balkom's (Hamilton, Ont.) clutch three pointer. Laurier managed to cut the lead to six, but it was to little to late as the Gryphons came away with a hard fought 66-60 win.
Laurier had 18 points in the losing effort from freshman Shelby Kurt of Waterloo, Ont., off the bench. Christa Mancino of Port Colbourne, Ont., had 15 points while Kimberley Yeldon of Ottawa, and Amber Hillis of Hamilton, both tallied nine points.
Guelph was led by Samantha Russell of Paradise Valley, Ariz., who had 13 points and six rebounds. Alyssa Shortt of Waterloo, Ont., and Van Balkom both had strong games for Guelph recording 11 and 10 points respectively. Jasmine Douglas of Guelph, Ont., logged 34 minutes in the game and recorded seven points and 15 rebounds.
Laurier face a huge challenge on Saturday, February 11th when they host the No.2 Windsor Lancers (17-2) at 2 p.m. at the Athletic Complex. Windsor is on a 13-game winning streak and last beat Laurier 87-54 back on February 1st. Guelph (8-11) will host the McMaster Marauders (10-9) on February 11th.
Source: Laurier Sports Info
Hamilton, Ont. - The McMaster Marauders women's basketball team
hosted the Western Mustangs on Wednesday night at Burridge
Gymnasium. Marauder Big Mac Player of the Game was Liz Burns who
tallied 17 points on the night in McMaster's 77-63 win.
McMaster went up 11-3 early in the first quarter, with Burns scoring a number of the Marauders' points. After that, the Marauders went through a scoring lull, allowing the Mustangs to catch up, and it would take forward Hailey Milligan to get them back on the board with 2:30 to go and with a score of 13-10.
The first would end 19-14 in favour of the Marauders in large part thanks to Milligan, who scored McMaster's last six points, going into the second.
Western would find a way to tie it up at 21 around the eight minute mark in the second and at seven minutes, the Mustangs would take their first lead of the game at 23-21. Taylor Chiarot would go on a scoring torrent after that though, not allowing the Mustangs lead to last for long. The veteran captain scored eight in a row for the Marauders allowing them to take the lead back at 29-23.
McMaster's 10-0 run would end with a three-pointer from Western and the Marauders would head into the half up by six at 37-33.
The third quarter would start with five points between Chiarot and Stephanie Truelove that would force Western to call a timeout. The Marauders would continue to shut out the Mustangs on offence and would eventually take a double-digit lead of 10 points with five minutes left in the quarter with a jumper from Chiarot. The third would end with the home team up by 11 at 54-43 thanks to some great defence.
in the fourth, with five minutes to go in the game, the Marauders went up by thirteen with a number of players contributing including Chiarot, Milligan, Truelove and Vanessa Bonomo. The final score would read 77-63 for McMaster in their tenth win of the season.
Chiarot would record a team-high 22 points in the win. Milligan would be the only player to record a double-double on the night with 18 points and 16 rebounds and the Big Mac Player of the Game for the Marauders, Burns would add another 17 for McMaster.
Western's Big Mac Player of the Game was Jenny Vaughen for her game-high 23 points. Annabel Hancock added 12 more for the Mustangs and Lacey Knox had nine rebounds and seven points.
The Marauders take on the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with three regular season games left to go.
Source: McMaster Sports Info