Sports Briefs

Women’s Basketball

The Brock University women’s basketball team (9-9 OUA) beat Waterloo (2-15 OUA) 72-50 then fell to Laurier (14-4 OUA) 68-48 on Feb. 1. In Brock’s first win on the road against Waterloo, they dominated the Warriors from start to finish. Nicole Rosenkranz (Niagara Falls, Ont.) led the Badgers in scoring as she finished with 18 points, in just 18 minutes of play. Katie Harper (Niagara Falls, Ont.) led the Badgers in rebounding with 10 boards. Brock controlled most of the offense as they went 28-for-79 (35.4 per cent) from the field, while only allowing Waterloo to go 19-for-57 (33.3 per cent) from the field. Brock was also good from the three-point line as they shot 8-for-21 (38.1 per cent) from beyond the arc. The second game on the road was not as good for Brock as they lost to Laurier 68-48. Rosenkranz once again led the team in scoring with 10 points, and also led the way with nine rebounds. Brock only shot 15-for-54 (27.8 per cent) from the field, while Waterloo shot 29-for-71 (40.8 per cent). The Badgers will next play McMaster on the road on Feb. 5, before facing Guelph at home on Feb. 8.

Men’s Basketball

The Brock University men’s basketball team (2-15 OUA) lost two games on the road against Waterloo (3-15 OUA) and Laurier (8-10 OUA) this past week. In their loss to Waterloo, Brock went 20-for-60 shooting (33.3 per cent), while Waterloo went 29-for-69 (42.0 per cent). Dani Elgadi (Waterloo, Ont.) led the way for the Badgers with 24 points and 15 rebounds in the loss. Despite the loss, Brock had a much better performance on the road when they only lost 86-84 against Laurier. Brock opened the first quarter down six points, but stormed back in the second quarter with a four-point advantage in the game at half time. Unfortunately for Brock, they lost the game by just two points. Brock outshot Laurier in every category, but it wasn’t enough to get the win as Laurier managed to drain more shots, despite their worse percentage from the field. Elgadi once again led the way for Brock with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Also for Brock, Jay Fast (St. Catharines, Ont.) had a great game registering 20 points.

Men’s Hockey

The men’s hockey team (12-9-3 OUA) continued its winning ways as they defeated the Ryerson Rams (15-10 OUA) on the road on Jan. 30 by the score of 5-4. Sammy Banga (Windsor, Ont.) scored two goals for the Badgers and was a key reason towards their success. The Badgers managed to get out to a 3-0 lead on the road, with Jeff MacPherson (Bradford, Ont.) scoring his first goal of the season for Brock. Ryerson answered with their first goal of the game just three minutes after Brock made the game 3-0. Banga scored his second goal of the game to extend the lead to 4-1, before Ryerson’s Jamie Wise (Stouffville, Ont.) scored his 20th goal of the season to cut the deficit to two goals. Andrew Radjenovic (Hamilton, Ont.) gave Brock a three-goal lead once again when he scored at the 6:14 mark of the third period. Ryerson managed to score two more goals in the period, but it wasn’t enough to tie the game as the Badgers went on to win the game by the score of 5-4. Real Cormier (Trenton, Ont.) made 35 saves on 39 shots as he picked up his second consecutive victory for Brock.

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