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Hawks sweep double header
Laurier’s women’s basketball team travelled to Thunder Bay over the weekend to battle the Lakehead Thunderwolves, winning both of their games by 12 and ten points. The Hawks easily defeated Lakehead 71-59 Friday before finishing off the double header sweep Saturday, winning 65-55. Third-year Bree Chaput set a new career single-game high with 17 points and finished with an impressive 8-of-11 from the floor Saturday night. The Hawks return home to play McMaster Wednesday before hosting Waterloo Saturday. Game times are 6 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.

Men’s basketball unable to gain ground
The Hawks were winless over the weekend as they dropped two contests to the Lakehead Thunderwolves. Friday, WLU lost 80-53, with point guard Will Coulthard leading the team with 16 points. Saturday, the Hawks were easily defeated 101-75. Max Allin led the team with 24 points in that contest. Laurier will play the McMaster Marauders on Wednesday at 8 p.m. before partaking in the battle of Waterloo Saturday. Tip off is 3 p.m.

Laurier curling prepares for OUA championships
Both of Laurier’s curling teams took part in their second bonspiel of the season as they travelled to compete in the Brock Invitiational. The women’s team won the second event final in a 5-4 win of the McMaster Marauders, posting a 2-2 record in the round robin. The men’s team also posted a 2-2 record in the round robin with wins over Trent and Toronto. The teams will play in a one-day bonspiel Feb. 3 hosted by the Waterloo Warriors before competing in the OUA Championship Feb. 14-18.

Silent auction to take place during basketball games
During the basketball games on Saturday Feb. 2, an ALS silent auction fundraiser will take place in the Hawk Lounge to support the family of men’s basketball player Max Allin, who recently lost his father. It will run from the beginning of the women’s basketball game — starting at 1 p.m. — until halftime of the men’s basketball game, which begins at 2 p.m. Multiple local businesses have already donated to the cause. Inquiries can be directed to team manager, Meagan Davies.

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