TORONTO (November 14, 2014) - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team doubled up the York Lions 88-44 in Toronto on Friday night to move to 2-1 on the season.
After coming off of a convincing win over the Toronto Varsity Blues last week, the Hawks got right into the swing of things again and got the ball moving to craft a comfortable 24-11 lead over the Lions early in the first quarter. Fifth year guard Lee Anna Osei of Toronto, Ont., was a standout for the Hawks as she demanded control of the court with some well-timed steals and assists to start the game.
For the Lions (0-3), third year forward Emma Thompson of London, Ont., proved she was a key player in scoring as well as ball control early in the contest, putting up some early points for the Toronto team as well as forcing a turnover on the Hawks.
It was 50-19 at the half for the Hawks and over the next two quarters, Laurier got to see rookie guard LAUREN JAMIESON of Oakville, Ont., find her stride and put up 14 total points for the Hawks in 22 minutes on the court. Whitney Ellenor of Pickering, Ont., also came out strong for the Hawks as she recorded 16 points, including a perfect six-for-six on free throws, to finish as the game's leading scorer.
Osei continued to show her skilled ball control throughout the matchup and finished with an impressive array of figures; along with eight total points she posted 11 rebounds, six assists and six steals on the night as the Hawks won their third straight over York.
Thompson led York shooting 50% from the field and from the three-point line for 13 total points, but also recorded four turnovers.
The Hawks look to carry the winning momentum forward as they head to Kingston to take on the Queen’s University Gaels on Saturday, November 15. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m and can be seen live on OUA.tv.