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Courtney Bruce was one of four Hawks to finish in double figures on Friday night (Photo Credit: Kha Vo)
Courtney Bruce was one of four Hawks to finish in double figures on Friday night (Photo Credit: Kha Vo)
No. 5 Ryerson tops WBASK 86-75
Laurier: 75 Ryerson: 86

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TORONTO (February 5, 2016) – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's basketball team saw their losing streak extended to three-games following an 86-75 loss to the No. 5 Ryerson Rams on Friday in Toronto.

Although the Golden Hawks started off the game on the right foot with a 21-19 lead out of the first quarter, Ryerson recovered within minutes in the second frame and led the score for the remaining three quarters of play.

Despite the loss, the Hawks presented a solid challenge to the nationally-ranked Rams. Four Laurier women cracked double digits, including rookie guard Irena Rynkiewicz of Mississauga, Ont., who has emerged as a young offensive threat for the squad. 

Rynkiewicz had the best game in her OUA career with 13 points and nine rebounds on the night, topping her previous career-high of 13 points and two rebounds versus McMaster earlier this season.

Finishing the night as the leading scorer for Laurier was third year guard Nicole Morrison of Hamilton, with 17 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Kaitlyn Schenck, a fourth year guard from Kitchener, Ont, and fifth year guard COURTNEY BRUCE of Orillia, Ont., recorded 10 points each in the contest.

While Laurier outperformed Ryerson (11-3) on three-point shots (33.3 percent to Ryerson’s 17.6 percent), the home team was just too strong from the field overall as they connected on 47.4 percent of their shots overall from the floor.

Fifth year guard Keneca Pingue-Giles (Winnipeg, Man.) and Silvana Jez (Kitchener, Ont.) led their team in scoring in the victory. Pingue-Giles recorded 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Jez finished with 22 points and added eight rebounds.

The Golden Hawks are 6-8 on the season with the loss, and aim to put an end to the three-game slump with a victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues on February 6. That game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Goldring Centre and can be viewed on OUA.tv.

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