Laurier: 56 McMaster: 82
HAMILTON (January 12, 2017) - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team saw their losing streak hit three games on Wednesday night as they lost 82-56 on the road to the the McMaster Marauders.
Playing the No. 1 team in the country, the Hawks did themselves no favours as they fell behind early, trailing by nine after the opening quarter.
Down by 12 at halftime, Laurier needed a strong start to the third quarter but it was the home team coming out quick, going on a 14-4 run which put the game out of reach.
Once again, the Hawks struggles on Wednesday night began on the glass as the purple and gold were outrebounded 53-27 by the Marauders, giving way to 18 second-chance points for McMaster, compared to just four for Laurier.
Leading the way for the host team was the OUA’s leading scorer in Danielle Boiago of Hamilton. The fifth year guard had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, marking the seventh time in McMaster’s last eight games that she has eclipsed the 20-point plateau. She also doled out five assists and recorded four steals.
Clare Kenney of Gananoque, Ont., added 18 points for McMaster while Hilary Hanaka of Hamilton, had 17.
Fifth year guard Kaitlyn Schenck
of Kitchener, Ont., finished as Laurier’s top scorer with 13 points, moving her one point shy of 900 for her career with the Hawks. Nicole Morrison
of Hamilton, chipped in with eight points for the Hawks while MELISSA PARE
of LaSalle, Ont., had seven points off the bench.
The loss drops Laurier’s record to 7-5 on the year as they continue to sit in second place in the OUA West division. McMaster’s win moves them to 9-1 and leaders of the OUA Central division.
The Hawks will have a good opportunity to put an end to their losing streak in their next game on Friday, January 13, as they take on the 1-7 Guelph Gryphons. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphon Athletic Centre.