Laurier: 115 Hawk Challenge - Cape Breton: 86
WATERLOO, Ont. - The host Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks came out hungry for a win in their final game of the Hawk Challenge, and that's exactly what they got to the tune of 115-86. In a strong team effort, five of the Hawks put up double figures, with Patrick Donnelly
(Oakville, Ont.) tallying a game-high 26 points.
The last time the Hawks cracked 100 points was last season against the RMC Paladins in the Concordia tournament where the final was 103-50
The Capers and Hawks were evenly matched through much of the first half, but Laurier pulled away half-way through the second quarter for good.
Laurier led by as many as 40 points thanks in large part to their sharp 51% shooting from the field and an astounding 11 three pointers while shooting 50% from beyond the arc. The Hawks dominated the boards as well, pulling down 54 rebounds, 23 of them being offensive, while Cape Breton only managed to snag 28.
For the Hawks, rookie Patrick Donnelly
continued his success in the Hawk Challenge posting a game-high 26 points and also adding seven rebounds. Maxwell Allin (Chatham, Ont.) also had a strong performance in the tournament, racking up 17 points to go along with his 16 from Friday. Kale Harrison
(Stratford, Ont.) and Matthew Buckley
(Waterloo, Ont.) both added 13 points. Sharif Wanas
(Burlington, Ont.) chipped in off the bench scoring 16 points and grabbing a team-high nine rebounds.
In a losing effort for the Capers, Tremaine Fraser (North Preston, NS.) had a team-high 23 points, while Scott Jaspers-Fayer (Guelph, Ont.) added 16 points. Julian Smith was great off the bench, scoring 14 points.
The Golden Hawks finish the Hawk Challenge 1-1, while the Capers go home with a disappointing 0-2 record. Laurier continues its preseason action next weekend playing at Laurentian University in Sudbury.