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WBASK continues strong play in win over York
Laurier: 64 York: 54

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WATERLOO, Ont. (November 16, 2013) - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's basketball team played host to the York Lions for the annual Pack It Pink game in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the CIS Shoot for the Cure campaign. The Hawks would send the Lions home disappointed as they came away with a 64-54 win.

Both teams came out strong in the opening quarter trading the lead but in the second the Hawks showed off their defensive skills holding York to five points while draining 21 themselves. Leading by 16 points at the half, Laurier wouldn't look back en route to their fifth win of the season. 

Standing out for the Hawks was rookie NICOLE MORRISON of Hamilton, who put up 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists, a personal best in all three categories early in her OUA career. Adding 11 points to the Hawks total was Kitchener, Ont., native Kaitlyn Schenck who continued her strong weekend of play.

Two Lions ended the game in the double digits with both Nadia Qahwash of Kitchener, Ont., and Courtney Osbourne of Markham, Ont., earning 14 points apiece. 

Much of the Hawks success came from their field goal shooting percentage draining 35.4% of their attempts over York's 32.8%. The Lions had better shooting percentage than the Hawks in both 3-point attempts and free throws but the sheer number of attempted baskets by the Hawks over powered the Lions.

With the win, Laurier improves their record to 5-1, their best start through six games since the 2010-11 season. The Hawks will next take to the court Friday when they travel to Ottawa to take on the Carleton Ravens (3-2) and then the No. 9 Ottawa Gee-Gees (4-1) Saturday. Carleton and Ottawa sit one and two respectively in the OUA East division. Tipoff against the Ravens is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Ravens Nest.
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