Sports in brief: Feb 15, 2012

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Women’s basketball on two-game losing streak

The Golden Hawks have dropped two straight games to Guelph and most recently, Windsor. The Hawks fell 66-60 to the Gryphons and suffered a 76-35 loss on the weekend to the Lancers. With the losses, the team stands at 12-8 and still has a shot at second in the OUA West, should the second-place Brock Badgers lose their remaining games. The Hawks visit Waterloo today and travel to McMaster Saturday.

Laurier offensive lineman signs with the Argos

Donnie McKenzie, one of the member’s of Wilfrid Laurier’s 2011 football squad, has recently signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts. McKenzie is a fourth-year left guard.

The lineman will join the team’s training camp this coming summer.

Three swimmers qualify for nationals at OUAs

Three Wilfrid Laurier University students have qualified for the CIS Championships which will be held at the University of Montreal from Feb. 23-25. Renee Dijk, Veronica Davis-Freeman and Luke Summerhayes will all compete for Laurier. Overall, the men’s team finished in seventh place in the three-day
provincial championship and the women’s team finished in ninth.

Lester, Harrison named WLU’s athletes of the week

Women’s hockey’s Fiona Lester and men’s basketball’s Kale Harrison have been dubbed the school’s players of the week. Lester had two goals and one assist in two games for the Hawks while Harrison scored 46 points in two games for basketball. It’s Lester’s first time winning the honour and Harrison’s 16th.


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