Brock (7-5) at Waterloo (3-9)
The Warriors are coming off of a 21-point win vs. Guelph on Saturday, which saw 5th year forward Erin Button have a big game leading her squad with 14 points. Conversely, the Badgers are coming off of a heartbreaking 1-point overtime loss to Western. These two teams played each other two weeks ago, and the Badgers pummeled the Warriors, winning by 33 points, a game that UW coach Tyler Slipp would like to forget. I don't expect the score to be that dramatic, but I would think the Badgers win by double digits.
Windsor (11-1) at Western (10-2)
Windsor is coming off of their first loss of the season, so a Western win would put them in a tie for first place. Amanda Anderson (the league MVP in my mind) is on a seven-game streak where she has scored 19 or more points, including 53 in her last 2 games. With the top two scorers in the conference in Anderson (19.2 PPG) and Windsor's Jessica Clemencon (18.1 PPG), and the top of the standings on the line, this is definitely the marquee matchup of the week, on either the men's or women's side.
McMaster (8-4) at Laurier (5-7)
McMaster shocked arguably everyone but themselves with their win over the previously undefeated Windsor Lancers, but at 8-4 on the year and looking better every week, the Marauders should have an easy time with the Golden Hawks, who don't have many offensive options outside of Renata Adamczyk.
Brock (5-7) at Waterloo (7-5)
The Badgers defeated Waterloo two weeks ago in St. Catharines, but Waterloo was without head coach Tom Kieswetter. Now, playing at home and coming off of a disappointing loss to the last-place Gryphons, the Warriors are looking to prove that they are indeed the team that beat Windsor last week, and not the disjointed squad that looked lost vs. Guelph. This game could be a shootout with the top two three-point shooters in the conference, in Brock's Didi Mukendi (44.1%) and Waterloo's Cam McIntyre (42.7%). I expect the Warriors to get back on track with a win.
Windsor (9-3) at Western (7-5)
Both of these teams have really impressed me in the last 2 weeks at their high points, and confused the hell out of me in their low points. As strong as Windsor is, I'm going to pick the Mustangs in this one, because Andrew Wedemire is on a tear, and I don't think the Lancers' frontcourt can handle him defensively. But it should be close.
McMaster (6-6) at Laurier (5-7)
The McMaster Marauders have lost 5 of their last 6 games, so how are they still receiving votes in the Top Ten Rankings? They'll be in tough against a Laurier team whose record includes 4 of their 5 wins coming at home. The Golden Hawks showed that they can compete in this tough conference when they handed the Lakehead Thunderwolves their first loss of the season last week, but Kale Harrison and company will need to be firing on all cylinders to keep the Marauders sliding downward. I can't see coach Joe Raso letting that happen.