Veteran guard Lee Anna Osei of Toronto, Ont. put forth a dominating performance, earning 12 points and 11 rebounds to complete the double-double.
"They were definitely scrappy," said Osei of the Badgers. "We had beaten Brock two times before this but we know before coming into this that this was anyone's game. That's the type of year that it's been, everyone's lost at least once, and we knew we had to come in and we'd have to dive for the balls."
The Badgers were led by senior forward Nicole Rosenkranz of Niagara Falls, Ont. who dropped a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds to earn the double-double.
The Badgers put together a huge 12-point run in the third quarter to take a nine point lead before Laurier eventually burned a timeout in an effort to regroup and slow the surging Badgers.
With the season on the line, Yeldon put forth a huge fourth quarter effort, earning six points in the dying minutes of the game to give the Hawks the lead. A combination of solid defence and clutch shooting from the free-throw line helped the Hawks edge the Badgers in a tight 62-57 finish.
"Kim had a great fourth quarter," said head coach PAUL FALCO on his graduating forward's performance. "Her presence inside makes it tough on the defence. She's a great rebounder and when she has the inside game going, it opens up shots for other people as well. So for her to knock down a bunch of shots in the fourth quarter was a big difference in the game."
Laurier had four different players earning double digits which proved to be a huge contributing factor to the purple and gold's effort.