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PREVIEW: WBASK opens 2017 on home court
Game Dates/Times: Friday, January 6 - 6 p.m. (Carleton); Saturday, January 7- 6 p.m. (Ottawa)
Game Locations: Athletic Complex, Waterloo
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Following a month-long holiday break, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (7-2) return to conference action this weekend as they host a pair of OUA North teams in the No. 2 Carleton Ravens (4-1) and the Ottawa Gee-Gees (4-1).

- Laurier has split their last four meetings with both Carleton and Ottawa, owning a 2-2 record, but lost their matchups with the Ravens and Gee-Gees a year ago
- the Hawks have won four of their last five games overall thanks to sweeping Laurentian and Nipissing in their final games before the holiday break
- Friday's game against the Ravens marks Laurier's fourth contest against a Top 10 team already this season with the Hawks owning a 1-2 record in their previous three games against nationally-ranked opposition
- Carleton enters the weekend as the second-ranked team in the country and are riding a four-game winning streak
- Ottawa opened their 2016-17 campaign with three consecutive victories but had their winning streak snapped by No. 3 McMaster Marauders before closing out 2016 with a win over Brock

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (7-2)

- fourth year guard will be looked upon to guide a young Laurier team into one of their toughest weekends of the season
- Morrison, currently averaging 16.0 points per game, needs just seven points to become the fifth Laurier player to score 800 points in their career

G Kaitlyn Schenck (Kitchener, Ont.)
- fifth year guard begins the new year sitting fifth in the conference in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game
- Schenck can move into third all-time in scoring at Laurier as she enters the weekend trailing former Hawk Christa Mancino by 12 points on the Hawks career list

Carleton Ravens (4-1) - No. 2 in Canada

F Heather Lindsay (Ottawa)
- fourth year forward has been a force all season for the Ravens, averaging a double-double of 16.4 points and 13.0 rebounds per game while also averaging 1.8 blocks per contest 

Ottawa Gee-Gees (4-1)

G Sarah Besselink (Kingston, Ont.)
- fourth year guard is the only Gee-Gee averaging more than 10 points per game this season, scoring 12.4 per contest while shooting 41 percent from the field
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1. Carleton (1)
2. Regina (2)
3. Acadia (3)
4. McMaster (4)
5. Laval (5)
6. Saskatchewan (7)
7. McGill (6)
8. Windsor (8)
9. Ottawa (NR)
10. Trinity Western (9)
As of Feb. 27, 2018
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