Brock Women's Basketball falls to Golden Hawks 69-59
WATERLOO, Ont. - In a battle for third place in the OUA West, the Brock University women's basketball team (10-6 OUA West) dropped a 69-59 decision to the Laurier Golden Hawks Saturday afternoon on the road.
The two teams battled for the lead in the first quarter, with no team running away with the contest until halfway through the quarter when Laurier used a 6-0 run to grab the early 20-16 lead. Laurier's defence played an important role in the second quarter, holding Brock to just nine points to take a 14-point lead 39-25 at the half.
Brock sophomore Samantha deJong (St. Catharines, Ont.) scored nine points in the third quarter to help pull the Badgers back into the game, narrowing the lead to eight as they outscored Laurier 19-13 in the third quarter.
Laurier shut the door on a potential Badgers comeback in the final frame. Brock made three free throws to cut the lead to five, but that was as close as they would come as the Golden Hawks Renata Adamczyk made back-to-back three pointers 20 seconds apart on route to the ten-point victory.
The Golden Hawks had two players in double figures led by Megan Grant who registered 15 points and nine rebounds and Adamczyk who contributed with 13 points and seven assists. Christa Mancino and Doreen Bonsu chipped in with eight points each.
Leading the Badgers offense was deJong and senior Whitney Gorges (Welland, Ont.) who recorded 18 points each.
Brock had their second worst shooting performance of the season going just 28.4% (19-for-67) from the field including 20.8% (5-for-24) from beyond the arc. Laurier shot 43.5% (27-for-62) from the field and was almost perfect from the charity stripe going 11-for-12 (91.7%).
The Badgers next action is February 4th at 7pm when they take on the No. 3 ranked Western Mustangs in London. Their next home action is Saturday, February 5th at 1:00 pm when they host the McMaster Marauders at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.