WATERLOO, Ont. (February 7, 2015) - Guard COURTNEY BRUCE lit up the court on Saturday afternoon for the No. 6 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks as they emerged victorious 82-28 over the Algoma Thunderbirds for the second time this weekend.
The fourth year from Orillia, Ont., put up a remarkable 26 points to assist in the landslide victory for the Hawks, and effectively doubled her own personal best for points achieved in a game (13 points in January of 2014 against Waterloo).
Throughout her 32 minutes of play, Bruce went 4-for-5 on three-point attempts (80 percent), helping her finish 10-for-13 (77 percent) from the field in the game, and made good on both of her free-throws.
In contrast to last night’s game, the Hawks came out right on top of their game and dominated the first quarter of play.
Going into the second quarter with a 21-8 lead, the Thunderbirds were in need of some offensive momentum but the Hawks gave absolutely no room and held the team to only three points in the quarter.
After the half and down 30-11, the Thunderbirds fared only slightly better in their efforts on offence and not nearly enough to catch up to the Hawks who would fly away with an 82-28 victory.
With only seven players dressed, the Thunderbirds tired quickly and it showed. Guards Sydney Resch (Guelph, Ont.) and Taylor McAllister (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) led the red-and-white team’s scoring with nine points each by the end of the game, adding three and four rebounds respectively.
While Bruce achieved a game-high 26 points, she also recorded five rebounds and six steals on the night. Whitney Ellenor of Pickering, Ont., also had another solid performance as she earned a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Golden Hawks play next on February 13th at 6 p.m. back at the Athletic Complex Gym when they host the Laurentian Voyageurs.