WATERLOO, Ont. (November 22, 2014) – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's basketball team sailed to a five game win streak on Saturday night when SARAH DILLON (Welland, Ont.) and Samantha Jacobs (Enniskillen, Ont.) led their team to a 69-59 victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Second year guard SARAH DILLON was on-point throughout the night for the Hawks, shooting 46% 50 percent (5-for-10) from three-point range to lead her team with 15 total points. Meanwhile, fourth year guard Samantha Jacobs put up 12 points by shooting at an impressive 75 percent from the field as well as recording six steals, six rebounds, and one block on the night.
The game started out looking like a close matchup as the Gee-Gees chipped away at Laurier’s early lead and pulled ahead. Ottawa’s Stephanie MacDonald (Ottawa, Ont.) was on track to be Ottawa’s headlining player as she put five of the 17 points the Gee-Gees earned in the first quarter.
But the 17-15 lead Ottawa had gained in the first quarter would be the only period that the game would fall in their favour. The Hawks surpassed the narrow lead in the second quarter and Dillon notched nine points to put the purple and gold ahead 32-30 going into the half.
When the Hawks hit the court again in the third quarter, they went to work and outscored the Gee-Gees 21-8 in the quarter to increase their lead and ultimately secure the win. Jacobs rounded out her second half by matching the six points she made in the first to earn 12 total points, while Dillon also added six for her 15-point total.
MacDonald was the only Gee-Gee to hit double-digits as she finished with a game-high 16 points. The fourth year Ottawa native also recorded eight rebounds, five steals, and two assists.
It was an impressive defensive showing by the purple and gold as they limited the OUA's highest scoring team to just 59 points. Coming into the contest, Ottawa had been averaging over 80 points per game.
The Hawks (5-1) look to extend their win streak as they play their final game of the fall term on November 26 when they head across University Avenue to take on the University of Waterloo Warriors. The game is scheduled for 6:00pm and can be seen live on OUA.tv.