PREVIEW: WBASK set to host York and Queen's
The Hawks hope home-court advantage propels them to victory over two OUA East opponents

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Posted by Matthew Strapp

Game Dates/Times: Friday, November 17 - 6 p.m. (vs York); Saturday, November 18 - 6 p.m. (vs Queen's)
Game Locations: Athletic Complex Gym
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Tickets: or at the Hawk Desk on game day

With games this upcoming Friday and Saturday evening, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team hopes to build on their current 3-2 record. On Friday night, the Hawks will host the York Lions before a Saturday evening showdown with the No. 10 Queen’s Gaels. Both games are scheduled for 6:00 pm tip-offs at the Athletic Complex. 

- The Hawks came out on opposite ends of the scoreboard in their games last weekend. On Friday, they defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees 87-83, but fell the following night to the No. 4 team in the country, the Carleton Ravens 77-50. 
- Last weekend was a memorable one for guard Nicole Morrison. The fifth-year guard out of Hamilton surpassed 1,000 points for her career, then moved past Kaitlyn Schenck (Kitchener, Ont.) for third on the team’s all-time scoring leaderboard.
- Laurier sit tied for third place in the OUA West standings, behind only the Windsor Lancers and the Lakehead Thunderwolves.
- By defeating Algoma in their previous game, York snapped a two-game losing streak. They are tied for fourth in the OUA East standings, possessing a 3-2 record on the year.
- The Hawks have won four of their last five games against the Lions, including an 87-57 victory last season in Toronto
- Ranked as the 10th best team in the country, the Gaels have come out of the gates on fire to start the season. Currently possessing an undefeated record of 4-0, they are only behind the Ravens (5-0) for the best record in the entire OUA.
 - Laurier and Queen’s have split their last four meetings, with each team winning two games.  

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (3-2)

#5 G Nicole Morrison (Hamilton, Ont.)
- Laurier’s third-best scorer of all-time ranks fourth in points per game in the OUA this season, averaging 17.8 . 
- The Hamilton product is more than just a scoring threat. She is arguably the best playmaker in the OUA, averaging a league-leading 5.6 assists per contest.

#11 G Lauren Jamieson (Oakville, Ont.)
- The fourth-year guard is off to an impressive start this season shooting the ball. She has made eight threes through five games at a clip of 47.1% (8th best percentage in the OUA). 
- Standing tall at 5-11, Jamieson has shown to be an exceptional rebounder at the shooting guard position. She leads the team in rebounds, averaging 5.6 per game. 

York Lions (2-3)
#8 F Lindsay Shotbolt (Markham, Ont.)
- Although the Lions have a losing record, it can be argued that Shotbolt has been the league’s most valuable player to start the season.
- The 6-0 forward is averaging a double-double at 17.6 and 10.0 rebounds per game. The most impressive aspect of her play has been that she has shot an efficient 57.4% from the field. 

No. 10 Queen’s Gaels (4-0)
#14 F Andre Priamo (Guelph, Ont.)
- Speaking of efficiency, Priamo holds the fourth-best field-goal percentage in the OUA at 61.0%
- The fifth-year forward is averaging 16.0 points per game

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