CIS women's basketball Wednesday roundup: Leddy's 25-point performance lifts Western to victory over McMaster
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The Cape Breton Capers were able to use their home court advantage and march to a decisive 84-56 victory over the StFX X-Women Wednesday night in Cape Breton, NS. Cassie Cooke, currently second in AUS scoring, tallied a game-high 30 points in the victory for the Capers. Donisha Young was the high scorer for the X-Women with 14 points in the loss.
The first half saw both teams going back and forth trying to gain control of the game. The Capers held the edge in the first quarter as they outscored the X-Women 20-14. Cooke had nine points in the first quarter for the Capers. The X-Women were than able to gain control of the game in the second quarter as they outscored the Capers 19-18. Donisha Young had six points in the quarter to get the X-Women back in the game. The score was 38-33 for the Capers at half time.
The second half was when the Capers really took control, as they poured on the pressure in the third and fourth quarters to distance themselves from StFX. Cape Breton outscored the X-Women 21-14 in the third quarter and then 25-9 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Cooke cashed in 16 of her 30 points in the final two quarters as the Capers pulled away with an 84-56 victory.
Jahlica Kirnon scored 11 points and had six rebounds and four steals for the Capers, while Vicki Thistle and Kayla McCarron each contributed 10 points apiece. Stephanie Toxopeus scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.
Replying for the X-Women was Young who had a double-double evening with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Rebecca Sheehan scored 12 points and added four assists and three steals, while Kolbi Roper scored 10.
The Capers shot 38.5% from field goal range, 17.6% from the three point line and 84% from the free throw line. The X-Women were 35.5% from field goal range, 30.8% from three point range and 61.5% from the free throw line.
With the victory the Capers remain in second place in the AUS standings with a 12-5 record and 34 points, four back of first place Acadia. The X-Women remain in sixth spot with an 8-9 record and 18 points and are two points shy of fifth place Dalhousie.
StFX will travel to Newfoundland this coming Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19 for two important four point games against the fourth place Memorial SeaHawks (9-7). The Capers will resume action in Halifax this Saturday to take on the Dalhousie Tigers.
Source: StFX Sports Info
WATERLOO, Ont. - In what was the final home game of the Waterloo women's basketball season, the Laurier Golden Hawks stole the show with a 27 point fourth quarter to soar over the Warriors 74-45 on Wednesday night at the PAC.
Colleen Quinlan (Hamilton/Warriors) was honoured prior to the game as the only graduating senior in an emotional ceremony for the third year guard. During an injury filled career, Quinlan re-invented herself as a deadly shooter through hours and hours in the gym working out. She finished her varsity career with 111 rebounds, 33 steals 251 points and 5.8 points per games. Her teammates and coaches are going to miss her passion and undeniable love for the game.
Quinlan has also made a great impact off the court, volunteering for countless charitable causes, including the UW Well-Fit conditioning program for recovering cancer patients and the Team-Up program which mentors elementary school students.
The game opened up with a 12-2 run by the Laurier Golden Hawks as Laura Doyle (Guelph) knocked down three of her five three-pointers in the game. Doyle finished the game with 17 points, going 5-for-7 from outside.
A Warrior timeout would ignite the home side as Waterloo would score 11 unanswered points to take a 13-12 lead into the second quarter.
Doyle would continue her attack with outside shooting while teammate Courtney Bruce (Orillia) would also begin to heat up. Bruce had 12 points in the game going 3-for-10 from the field while hitting 3-of-8 from beyond the arc. In total the Hawks hit 11 three-points in the game on just 23 attempts.
Down 31-22 at the start of the second half the Warriors looked poised to mount a comeback with Marti Killeen (Oakville) leading the charge. Killeen started to find her range and take the ball to the net but her efforts weren't enough as Laurier showed off their high tempo style to outscore the Warriors 44-23 in the second half en route to the 75-45 victory.
Christa Mancino (Port Colborne) led all scorers with 19 points in the game while adding 10 rebounds.
Killeen was the top point getter for Waterloo with 12 points on the night while athlete of the week Kate Kuntze (Stratford) contributed with nine and Laura Burnett (Heidelberg) had eight.
Laurier improved to 13-8 on the season with the win while Waterloo dropped to 1-20.
The Warriors conclude their season on Saturday at Brock with tip-off set for 1pm.
Source: Waterloo Sports Info
LONDON, Ont. - Katelyn Leddy will remember her last regular-season game in Alumni Hall for years to come. On senior night, and facing a pivotal game in terms of playoff positioning, the senior delivered a 25-point performance to lead all scorers in Western’s 77-70 victory over visiting McMaster University.
With just ten seconds elapsed in the game, UWO’s Laura Dally drove the lane for a layup, giving the Mustangs a 2-0 lead – one they would never relinquish to the Marauders. A Rebecca Moss jumper at the 4:11 mark put Western’s lead into double digits at 10 and, from there, the Mustangs rolled to a comfortable 31-14 lead at the first break.
After closing out the third period with a 12-point lead, 60-48, the Marauders slowly began to chip away at the score. A 3-pointer from Taylor Chiarot with just over six minutes remaining would be as close as McMaster would get for the remainder of the game. Two converted foul shot from Jenny Vaughan at the 2:31 mark would ultimately seal the victory for the Mustangs.
Western shot over 50-percent in the first half but severely cooled off in the second, shooting just under 30-percent. However, a stingy defense that forced the Marauders into 20 turnovers made all the difference. Dally, Moss, and Lacey Knox all joined Leddy in the double-digit column with 14, 12, and 13 points, respectively. Leddy completed a double-double with 12 rebounds.
The Mustangs will be in action again on February 18 when they travel to Windsor for a 2:00pm start.
Source: Western Sports Info