No. 9 Lancers shut down WBASK
Hawks struggle offensively as they fall 67-50 to Windsor

Friday, February 2, 2018 - Posted by Matthew Strapp

WINDSOR, Ont. (February 3, 2018) - On Friday night at the St. Denis Centre in Windsor, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball suffered a tough defeat to the No. 9 Windsor Lancers. Despite averaging 65 points per game on the year, Laurier struggled offensively against the Lancers and lost a 67-50 decision.

For the game, the Hawks shot 27.6 percent from the field and 9.1 percent from three-point range. On the other end, the Lancers were more efficient, shooting at rates of 35.5 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc.

In defeat, the Hawks were led in points by Jill Condron as the second-year guard out of Oakville finished with 10 points. On the glass, the Hawks were led by Alex Spadaro (Grimsby, Ont.) and Irena Rynkiewicz (Mississauga, Ont.) who both collected six rebounds. Laurier struggled to move the ball efficiently against a tough Windsor defence as the Hawks finished with just eight assists.

The Lancers meanwhile, were powered by Eve Uwayesu (Ottawa, Ont.) and her 18 points, which included five made threes. Brampton native Olivia Osamusali was dominant in the rebounding department, picking up eighteen for the game, bringing down eight offensive rebounds and ten on the defensive end. 

For Nicole Morrison (Hamilton, Ont.), despite an off-game compared to her season averages, the Laurier guard continued her climb up the Laurier record books. By getting a layup to fall in the second quarter, Morrison surpassed Renata Adamczyk for the second most points scored in Laurier women’s basketball history. By finishing with six points on the evening, Morrison is now at 1331 points for her career. With four games remaining in the season, she trails all-time leader Meghan McGrath by just 40 points.

Up next for the Hawks is a crucial matchup with the Western Mustangs on Wednesday night. The Mustangs are one spot above the Hawks in the OUA West and hold down fourth in the division with a record of 11-9, one game up on the Hawks at 10-10.

Tip-off is set for 6:00 pm at the Physical Activities Complex at the University of Waterloo. 

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