AROUND OUA: No. 1 ranked Marauders overpower Hawks

AROUND OUA: No. 1 ranked Marauders overpower Hawks

SCOREBOARD

Laurier 56 @ McMaster 82

Western 48 @ Windsor 70

No. 1 ranked Marauders overpower Hawks

It's for good reason that the McMaster women's basketball team is ranked first in the nation. The Marauders secured another impressive win against the Laurier Golden Hawks Wednesday evening in Hamilton, coming away with the 82-56 victory.
 
The Marauders began the game hot, starting off on a 13-5 run forcing WLU Coach Paul Falco to call an early timeout. Strong defense out of the gate allowed Mac to hold Laurier to just 27% from the field in the first as the Marauders led 20-11.
 
In the second quarter the Marauders kept it rolling, while Laurier was hurt early by an injury to guard Nicole Morrison, which forced her to leave the game. The Golden Hawks couldn't keep up with McMaster as Hilary Hanaka scored 12 points in the first half to help Mac go into the locker room with a 44-32 lead.
 
McMaster started the second half strong with a 14-4 run, extending the Marauders lead to 22.  Danielle Boiago scored 11 in the quarter for Mac giving putting them ahead 70-42 heading into the fourth quarter.
 
The Marauders slowed down a bit in the fourth, being outscored 14-12. However with a 28-point lead already in place going into the quarter, their lead was more than safe.
 
Boiago led the Marauders in scoring dropping 22 points and chipped in 12 rebounds. Hanaka scored 17 of her own and Clare Kenney got hot in the third and finished with 18 in the game. The Marauders came out strong on the boards, outrebounding Laurier 53-27, including 26 offensive rebounds.
 
The top-ranked team in the nation will head to Guelph next to face the Gryphons on Saturday.
 
The game can be streamed online at 6-pm on oua.tv and is on radio at CFMU 93.3FM.

Source: McMaster Marauders

Lancers tame Mustangs

The No. 7 Lancer women's basketball team got back in the win column on Wednesday night with a 70-48 win over the visiting Western Mustangs at the St. Denis Centre.
 
The victory moves the Lancers to 9-2 on the season and into sole possession of first place in the west division, while the Mustangs fall below .500 with a 5-6 record.
 
After a slow start that saw the Mustangs take a 14-6 lead early in the game, the Lancers exploded late in the quarter to only trail by one, 19-18, after ten minutes. They carried that momentum through the second quarter going on a 13-5 run to overtake the Mustangs and lead 31-24 at the half.
 
Caitlyn Longmuir had a solid first half for the Blue & Gold leading the way with 12 points in the first twenty minutes.
 
Windsor was on fire in the third quarter forcing the Mustangs to call a time out just five minutes into the frame after the Lancers opened up the scoring following a 17-3 run to open the quarter. The Lancers continued to dominate the floor for the remainder of regulation to come away with the victory.
 
Longmuir finished with a game high 17 points, while Emily Prevost had the games only double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Kayah Clarke and Carly Steer also hit double digits with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
 
Mackenzie Puklicz led the way for Western with 16 points.
 
The Blue & Gold will look to sweep the home-and-home series with the Mustangs this Saturday afternoon in London. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00pm and can be seen live on www.oua.tv.

Source: Windsor Lancers