Women Marauders easily dispatch Warriors

The McMaster women’s basketball team handily defeated the Waterloo Warriors in their last game of the 2010-11 season at the Burridge Gym Saturday afternoon (Feb. 19). The Marauders began the game leading and never looked back as they defeated the Warriors 80-39 in Ontario University Athletics play.

Alyska Lukan (Barrie) had a game-high 19 points in the blow-out win.

McMaster took an early lead in the first five minutes of the quarter, 10-5, and continually dominated in the paint. By the end of the first the Marauders were up an astounding 22-8.

In the second, the Warriors found a scoring touch as they scored 14 points but McMaster was relentless as they scored another 21. The score going into halftime was 43-22.

The 21-point lead continued to grow as McMaster’s defence combined with their stellar offence allowed the gap to grow to 30 points. Elizabeth Burns (Hamilton) scored 17 points for the Marauders. In the fourth, the Warriors scored a measly four points to McMaster’s 20 and the game would end with a 40+ point spread.

Joining Lukan and Burns on the high scoring list was forward Taylor Chiarot (Hamilton) with 13 points and eight rebounds. Point guard Vanessa Bonomo (Dundas) scored another 12 for the Marauders and Jaklynn Nimec (Binbrook) grabbed nine rebounds in the win.

No Warriors reached double digits in the blowout but Sabrina Brathwaite recorded a game-high 11 rebounds.