PREVIEW: Division foes in store for WBASK

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Golden Hawks take on No. 6 Windsor and Western in second-last week of the regular season

Laurier’s Kaitlyn Schenck is just 21 points shy of reaching the 1000 point plateau for her career (Photo Credit: Alicia Wynter)
Game Dates/Times: Wednesday, February 8 – 3 p.m. (Windsor); Saturday, February 11 – 1 p.m. (Western
Game Locations: Caesers Windsor Colosseum, Windsor (Windsor); Athletic Complex, Waterloo (Western)
Live Webcast: OUA.tv (Both Games)
Live Audiocast: RadioLaurier.com (vs Western)
Tickets: tickets.laurierathletics.com or available at the door (Laurier Students just $1) (Western game only)

THE LOW DOWN
After having their four-game winning streak snapped last weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (11-6) will look to regain their winning form this week when they take on the No. 6 Windsor Lancers (13-3) and the Western Mustangs (6-10). With playoffs looming just two weeks away, the Hawks will be looking to fine-tune their game against these two division rivals.

NEED TO KNOW
– the Hawks enter play this weekend after suffered a 72-67 loss to the Brock Badgers last week
– Windsor is coming off a split of their two games last week, losing at home to Carleton before rebounding to defeat Ottawa
– Western snapped a nine-game losing streak last weekend as they split a pair of games on the road against Algoma
– Laurier has lost four straight games to the Lancers but have been victorious in three of their last five meetings with the Mustangs
– a win this weekend for the purple and gold will all but lock up a home playoff game in the opening round of the playoffs
– Windsor is in a battle to move into the Top 4 in the RPI standings to earn a bye through the first round of the playoffs while Western is hanging on to the 12th and final playoff spot in the conference

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (11-6)

G Kaitlyn Schenck (Kitchener, Ont.)
– the fifth year guard enters this week sitting just 21 points shy of 1000 for her career with the Golden Hawks
– currently fifth in the conference in scoring this season, Schenck can become just the third Laurier women’s basketball player to reach the plateau this week

G Brianna Iannazzo (Thornhill, Ont.)
– the rookie guard is coming off her best game of 2017 as she poured in 10 points in Laurier’s loss to Brock last weekend
– shooting over 35 percent from three-point range, Iannazzo has the ability to keep opposing defences on their toes as a deep-ball threat

Windsor Lancers (13-3) – No. 6 in Canada

F Cheyanne Roger (Etobicoke, Ont.)
– fourth year forward had her best game of the season against the purple and gold back in November, going off for 23 points and 13 rebounds

Western Mustangs (6-10)

G Mackenzie Puklicz (London, Ont.)
– currently fourth in the OUA in scoring this season, the fourth year guard is the Mustangs primary weapon on offence, averaging 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game

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