In the last home games of the regular season, the no. 7 ranked uOttawa women’s basketball team (13-2) hosts the University of Waterloo Warriors and the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. On Saturday night, Ottawa will recognize its three seniors, Krista van Slingerland, Kellie Ring, and Catherine Traer as part of Senior Night.
“We're hoping to build on the success from last weekend,” notes Sparks heading into the upcoming games. “It’s important to maintain our focus as we still have much to improve on.”
Ottawa, sitting first in the North Division of the OUA, heads into this weekend’s double-header preparing to battle around the perimeter as both teams’ rosters consist of strong guards. Ottawa’s own guards have put up impressive stats as Julia Soriano holds down third in the OUA in three-point percentage at 41.1. In addition, hitting 16.7 points a game, Catherine Traer comes in fourth in points scored in the OUA.
Top three scorers for the Waterloo Warriors consist of guards Kristen Osborne, Emily Wilk, and Nicole Schlick. Osborne and Wilk, both third-year players, put up double-figures with 14.9 and 10.7 points per game. The three also do well off the boards, together grabbing 15.5 out of their average of 31. 6 rebounds, led by Nicole Schlick, second-year player for the Warriors with 5.9 rebounds.
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks secure first place in the OUA for three-pointers made per game but also hold down the number one spot for turnovers. The Gee-Gees will have to capitalize on Laurier’s mistakes early on to gain a comfortable lead. Top scorers for the Hawks include Nicole Morrison, third-year guard, netting 16.1 points per game. The five-foot-four guard also pulls down 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for her team. Other contributors include guards, Kaitlyn Schenk, Sarah Dillon and Courtney Bruce. Schnek lays in 12.2 points per game while Dillon and Bruce both add 9.3 a piece to the final tally. Third-year guard, Sarah Dillon has a 38.5 three-point percentage, fifth ranked in the OUA.
All regular season games for the women, both home and away, are broadcast on OUA.tv tipping off at 6 p.m.