The Brock Badgers (10–6), despite a 1–1 performance this weekend and a 4–4 record for January, are in the thick of the OUA West, and do have a playoff spot to covet.
Regardless, their weekend was not one for the books. If anything, the box scores still make me nervous. It all started when they won a nail-biter against the Guelph Gryphons (8–8) 68–66 last Wednesday.
It was a strange contest. After the Badgers allowed only seven points in the third quarter, they let the Gryphons back into the game, allowing 22, while only scoring 18. But, it was enough to slide away with the victory. Emily McKay led all Badgers with 19 points, and Samantha DeJong had a monster-like 19 rebounds.
On Saturday, the Badgers followed up with a 10-point loss, 69–59 against the Laurier Golden Hawks (11–5). Badgers forwards DeJong and Whitney Gorges led all scorers with 18 points each.
While the Badgers were finding mixed success, division rivals Western (14–2), Windsor (13–2) and Laurier went a combined 4–2 for the week. The Mustangs got past the Hawks 70–64 last Wednesday, and made the Waterloo Warriors (0–16) tap out on Saturday, with a 76–51 thrashing. Four Mustangs players, led by Jacklyn Seife’s 14 points, posted double-digit scores.
Meanwhile, the Lancers went into Thunder Bay and trampled the Lakehead Thunderwolves (10–6) twice, 71–60 and 67–31.
Update: This post originally had the Brock women's basketball team as the OUA team of the month; it's the Brock women's hockey team that was so selected, which makes much more sense. It's been changed to reflect that. Thanks to commenter Skye for the tip - Andrew