Sports Briefs

Women’s Basketball

The Brock University women’s basketball team (4-0 OUA) extended their undefeated record to begin the season by beating Laurentian University (1-3 OUA) and Algoma University (0-3 OUA) this past weekend. In their first matchup against the Algoma Thunderbirds, the Badgers had no trouble winning as they rolled past the opposition by a score of 86-27. Nicole Rosenkranz (Niagara Falls, Ont.) led the way for Brock with a game-high 22 points, six rebounds and five assists. Brock held Algoma to 25.5 per cent (12-for-47) shooting from the field and shot 54 per cent (34-for-63) from the field themselves. Brock’s next game against Laurentian was not as easy but they still managed to win the game 63-48 on the road. Brock only held a one point led after the first quarter but they erupted in the second quarter as they got out to a 31-16 lead at half. Rosenkranz once again led Brock in scoring as she recorded 15 points as well as eight rebounds. Brock only shot 33.3 per cent (22-for-46) from the field but it was better than Laurentian’s 30.2 per cent (16-for-53) as they guided their way to a 15-point victory. The team will return home next weekend as they face the Ottawa GeeGees and Carlton Ravens on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.

Men’s Hockey

The Brock University men’s hockey team (5-4-1 OUA) snapped their losing streak by defeating both the RMC Paladins (0-10 OUA) and Carlton Ravens (6-3 OUA) this past weekend. Jordan Gignac (Hamilton, Ont.) set the tone early as he scored just 13 seconds into the game to give Brock the early lead. This game exemplified the Badgers as a team as there were six different goal scorers on the night. 4-2 was as close as RMC could make it on the night as Brock secured a 6-2 victory. Dalton McGrath (Toronto, Ont.) made 22 saves on 24 shots in the win. The Badgers used their momentum from the night before as they defeated the Carlton Ravens 3-1 on the road. Thomas Stajan (Mississauga, Ont.) opened the scoring for Brock as he scored on the power play to make it 1-0. Stajan was a part of another goal for the Badgers as he assisted on Josh Schram’s (Paris, Ont.) third goal of the season. At 13:24 of the second period, the Ravens cut the deficit to one as Mitch Zion (Manotick, Ont.) scored. The game continued to be tight throughout, however, Brock would secure the victory when Stajan scored an empty-net goal to make it 3-1 for Brock with only 33 seconds remaining. McGrath was impressive once again as he made 39 saves in the win. Brock only managed to get 18 shots on net, compared to the Ravens 40, so McGrath was monumental in the victory. Brock returns home on Nov. 15 when they host McGill University at the Seymour-Hannah Centre.

Men’s Basketball

 The Brock University men’s basketball team (0-4 OUA) dropped their fourth consecutive game as they were defeated by the Algoma Thunderbirds (1-1 OUA) and Laurentian Voyageurs (4-0 OUA) this past weekend. In their first game of the weekend, it was a low scoring affair as the Thunderbirds were victorious by a score of 64-55 over the Badgers. The first half was tight as the Badgers were only down four at half time. However, the second half was a struggle as the Thunderbirds were able to protect a nine point victory. Tshing Kasamba (St. Catharines, Ont.) and Ryan Flanagan (Burlington, Ont.) led the way for the Badgers as they scored 13 and 10 points respectively. The Badgers had a better field goal percentage than the Thunderbirds but they had six more points from the free-throw line, which was a big factor in their victory. Their next game was more of an offensive battle but Laurentian was too strong for the Badgers as they were defeated 93-72 on the road. Despite losing the game, freshman Dani Elgadi (Waterloo, Ont.) proved his own as he had a double-double, scoring 22 points along with picking up 14 rebounds. Unfortunately Laurentian’s shooting was too hard to keep up with as the Voyageurs shot 52.3 per cent (34-for-65) from the field. Brock only shot 37.3 per cent (22-for-59) from the field so it was tough to keep up with Laurentian. The Badgers will return home and face two of the top three teams in the CIS as the Ottawa GeeGees and Carlton Ravens come to town on Nov. 15 and 16. Tip-off for both games is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

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