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Laurier's Irena Rynkiewicz scored a career-high 16 points in the Hawks win on Friday (Photo Credit: Christian Bender)
Laurier's Irena Rynkiewicz scored a career-high 16 points in the Hawks win on Friday (Photo Credit: Christian Bender)
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Laurier: 83 Laurentian: 57

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WATERLOO, Ont. (December 2, 2016) - Thanks to an outstanding shooting performance, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team picked up their sixth win of the season on Friday night as they defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 83-57 at the Athletic Complex.

Coming off just their second loss of the year last Saturday, the Hawks were deadly from three-point range, hitting 12 of their 31 attempts as they cruised to their fourth win on home court this season.

Laurier was paced on the evening by fourth year guard Nicole Morrison of Hamilton, who scored a game-high 19 points, thanks to shooting 50 percent (4-for-8) from deep. She also dished out seven assists while pulling down five rebounds.

Two other Hawks also finished in double-figures, including second year guard Irena Rynkiewicz of Mississauga, Ont., who scored a career-high 16 points while adding five rebounds and three blocks.

Kaitlyn Schenck of Kitchener, chipped in with 14 points and four assists.

On the other side of the ball, Emily Tinnes of Newmarket, Ont., led the way for Laurentian finishing with 14 points and a game-high five steals.

The two teams played each other close through the opening 10 minutes of the contest as Laurier held a narrow 20-16 margin after the first quarter.

In the second, the Hawks managed to take control of the contest thanks to an impressive 18-4 run to close the half. The run was capped by a pair of three-pointers from SARAH DILLON of Welland, Ont., and Morrison as Laurier led 45-27 at the break.

Laurier opened the third quarter continuing to hit the three-ball as Rynkiewicz, Dillon and Schenck connected on three consecutive possessions to build the Hawks lead to 28.

From there, head coach Paul Falco was able to use his entire bench as Laurier cruised to victory.

The win improves the purple and gold to 6-2 on the season as they sit two points behind the Windsor Lancers (7-0) for first place in the OUA West division.

As for Laurentian, the loss drops them to 0-7 for the year.

Laurier will close out the 2016 portion of their schedule on Saturday, December 3 when they host the Nipissing Lakers at the Athletic Complex. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and tickets for the game are available at tickets.laurierathletics.com.
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