MBB: Badgers drop 89-55 decision to No. 6 ranked Laurier
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University men's basketball team (8-7 OUA West) dropped an 89-55 decision to the No. 6 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks (13-2 OUA West) Wednesday night at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
Brock was missing four starters for this contest due to injury.
Laurier jumped out to a 30-18 lead after one quarter. In the second quarter, the Badgers held the Golden Hawks to just 11 points and trailed 41-31 at the half. In the final two quarters, the high-scoring Golden Hawks were just to much for the Badgers unexperienced lineup, as they defeated their opponent by more than 20 points for the eighth time this season.
Laurier had four players in double figures led by Maxwell Allin with 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Kale Harrison contributed with 14 points and six rebounds. Matthew Buckley (12 points, 12 rebounds), and Patrick Donnelly (12 points, 11 rebounds) both registered double-doubles in the victory.
For the game, Brock shot just 31.4% (22-for-70) from the field and struggled from beyond the arc shooting a dismal 14.3% (2-for-14). Laurier shot 39.3% (33-for-84) from the field. The Golden Hawks dominated the boards outrebounding Brock 56-38.
The Badgers next action is Saturday, January 28th when they travel to Guelph to take on the University of Guelph Gryphons in a battle for fifth place in the OUA West.