Basketball

Top seeds stumble as March Madness begins

What a weekend. There were upsets, overtime games and enough buzzer beaters to give animated CBS broadcaster Gus Johnson a heart attack. Here are some highlights, lowlights and a few predictions going forward. Highlights There are 11 different conferences being represented in the Sweet 16. Usually when people badmouth college basketball, they talk about the disparity between the bigger schools […]

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Season over for WLU men’s basketball

Saturday night ended in heartbreak for Laurier fans as the Golden Hawks’ men’s basketball team lost the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) semi-finals to the Windsor Lancers 87-79. The Lancers, who are ranked first in the OUA west and seventh in Canada, will go on to face the Lakehead Thunderwolves in the OUA west championships this weekend. “It’s a disappointing finish,” […]

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WLU men’s basketball squeaks into playoffs

The motivation was simple for both teams coming into the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball team’s game versus the Brock Badgers on Wednesday night. The winner would sneak into the playoffs, the loser would see their post-season aspirations die. Despite a 40-point performance from Badgers’ rookie Clinton Springer-Williams, the Hawks came out on top 78-65, and clinched the final […]

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WLU women’s basketball edged by Windsor

After a dominating win over Guelph on Wednesday, it appeared as though the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s basketball team was pulling out of their late season slump. However, on Saturday afternoon, they ran into the 19-1 Windsor Lancers, and any hope of a winning streak was lost, as the Hawks fell 65-62. The Hawks were donning their pink uniforms […]

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Basketball Hawks fall in OT

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball saw their playoff chances take a blow on Saturday afternoon, as they took the number nine nationally ranked Windsor Lancers to over time, but fell 91-90. Led by veteran Jesse MacDonald and rookie Max Allin -who put up 22 points each- the Hawks dominated the powerful Lancers’ squad in the first half, leading […]

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Laurier men’s basketball falls to Western

On Saturday afternoon, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball team hosted the Western Mustangs in an important game for the purple and gold, who are currently fighting for the final playoff spot in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) west division. Despite the home court advantage and a solid effort, the Hawks were unable to finish the game on top […]

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Golden Hawks on three-game winning streak

Kohlmeier gave dozens of Golden Hawks’ supporters her signature for autograph day, she almost wrote her name in the Laurier record books. Kohlmeier put up 31 points in a 67-55 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday in women’s basketball action, coming just one point short of tying the Laurier single game record of 32 points. Kohlmeier’s feat came just […]

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MacDonald hits milestone as Hawks down Warriors

Maxwell Allin pumped his fist after sinking his final three-point shot of the day. The first-year winger and his Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ men’s basketball team defeated a powerful Waterloo Warriors team 73-57 on Saturday. “I just got open looks, and when I had the opportunity, I was just burying them today,” said Allin. “Everything was just working.” Allin had […]

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Hawks’ women’s basketball on three game winning streak

Golden Hawks’ veteran Mallory Kohlmeier put up 31 points in a 67-55 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday in women’s basketball action, and came just one point short of tying the Laurier single game record of 32 points set by Meaghan McGrath in 2006. Kohlmeier’s feat came just just three days after teammate Renata Adamczyk scored 29 points against […]

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Golden Hawks basketball split with Lakehead

Over the weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks’ women’s basketball team was looking to get to the .500 mark for the first time all season as they took on the Lakehead Thunderwolves in back-to-back games. However, after a loss on Friday and a win on Saturday, the Hawks found themselves in the same spot as the beginning of the weekend, […]

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