Football Marauders still pulling in tributes


It won’t surprise anyone to learn that the McMaster Marauders were named Ontario University Athletics Male Team of the Month.

The Marauders had their most successful season in school history, winning three major championships in November. Having gone undefeated as of Sept. 17, the Marauders began November with a 40-13 romping of the Queen’s Gaels in the OUA semifinals. They steamrolled their way through the Yates Cup with a 41-19 win over the favoured Western Mustangs for the school’s first Yates Cup victory since 2003, and followed that with a win on the east coast in the Uteck Bowl over the Acadia Axemen.

They finished off the month with a 41-38 double overtime victory at the national Vanier Cup over the top ranked Laval Rouge et Or, winning their first Vanier Cup Championship in school history.

And keeping with team honours in the Golden Horseshoe, the Brock Badgers women’s basketball team received the OUA Female Team of the Month award.

Brock is off to a perfect 8-0 regular season start and remains just one of three schools in Canadian Interuniversity SportI with an undefeated record. The Badgers knocked off the No. 3 ranked Carleton Ravens in the second game of the season and defeated No. 8 ranked Toronto Varsity Blues this past weekend. They also knocked off the No. 1 ranked Regina Cougars in pre-season action.

Brock is led by Nicole Rosenkranz who ranks first in the OUA and CIS in blocks (14), ninth in OUA scoring (13.9 PPG) and seventh in OUA rebounding (8.5 RPG). Also in double figures is Emily McKay who is averaging 11.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. The Badgers up-tempo pressure defence has caused the opposition problems all season long, forcing 219 turnovers which Brock has converted into 185 points. Brock has outscored its opponents 558-421 and is averaging 69.8 points per game.