PREVIEW: Division foes in store for WBASK


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: (Both Games)
Live Audiocast: (vs Western)
Tickets: or available at the door (Laurier Students just $1) (Western game only)

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.

– 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

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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