The York Lions women’s basketball team’s winning streak against Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East division opponents has ended at 39 games.
The defending provincial champion Lions lost 92-83 against the Laurentian Voyageurs during an evening game on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Sudbury. The loss marks York’s first defeat by a conference foe since Feb. 19, 2005.
With the loss, York (13-3) falls into tie with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues for first place in the OUA East division. The Voyageurs (12-4) are just two points behind the leaders.
During the York Lions’ lengthy winning streak, they outscored opponents by almost 20 points a game. Brenan Rurak led the Lions with 23 points against Laurentian, while rookie guard Brittany Szockyj had 18.
The Lions return to action tonight, at 6pm, in a game against the Ryerson Rams at the Tait McKenzie Centre. The game will be shown on Rogers York Region (Cable 10 and 63) at 9:45pm on Friday evening. The Lions will then host the Varsity Blues in a huge game on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 6pm. Once again, the game will be shown on Rogers York Region at 9:45pm.