A tale of two seasons As the men’s basketball team gains momentum just in time for the post-season, starting forward Matt Quiring reflects on a season of ups and downs
Feb15

A tale of two seasons As the men’s basketball team gains momentum just in time for the post-season, starting forward Matt Quiring reflects on a season of ups and downs

In an interesting season that has seen its fair share of ups and downs, the men’s basketball team has not seen much consistency. However, there is one consistent player who has donned the maroon since pre-season tipped off. Third-year forward Matt Quiring is the only player on the Marauders to start every possible game this season, playing in one more game than guard Kareem Collins. “Just trying to stay consistent and stay in the...

Hanaka impact Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka brings grit and experience to a star-studded women’s basketball team through a dominant season
Feb08

Hanaka impact Mac’s star guard Hilary Hanaka brings grit and experience to a star-studded women’s basketball team through a dominant season

The McMaster women’s basketball team has returned from Thunder Bay, the last stop of their five-city road trip, and are now sitting comfortably in first place of the Ontario University Athletics West Division. One of the biggest contributors to the team is fourth-year guard Hilary Hanaka, who leads the team with an average of 16 points per game. Though she is now a key component of the winning team, Hanaka did not find it easy to...

Harper steps forward After the departure of star player Danielle Boiago, Linnaea Harper is one of a few key players leading the women’s basketball team in competing for gold once again
Feb01

Harper steps forward After the departure of star player Danielle Boiago, Linnaea Harper is one of a few key players leading the women’s basketball team in competing for gold once again

Once again, the women’s basketball team is securely in the U Sports top 10, maintaining their ranking throughout the season. The Marauders’ program is usually a stalwart in the national rankings, but this year looks a little different than those in recent memory. Entering the 2017-2018 season, the Mac women found themselves without their top scorer and one of the most dominant basketball players in the country, Danielle Boiago. The...

You can go home again After three years abroad in a journeyman collegiate career, Sasha Simic returns home to Canada as a key piece of the Marauders’ rotation
Jan23

You can go home again After three years abroad in a journeyman collegiate career, Sasha Simic returns home to Canada as a key piece of the Marauders’ rotation

Reviewing the box score following McMaster University’s men’s basketball team’s 90-76 victory over the Western Mustangs, one stat line stands out: 21 points, seven rebounds and one assist. It is safe to say that was a huge night for Kitchener native Sasha Simic. Simic first picked up a basketball at the age of six years old, but at the time it was just one of many sports the young athlete played. It wasn’t until Simic’s older brother...

Home court advantage After two straight wins, the women’s basketball team stuns the Brock Badgers 75-44 during Mac’s “Pack the House” event
Jan09

Home court advantage After two straight wins, the women’s basketball team stuns the Brock Badgers 75-44 during Mac’s “Pack the House” event

School may have officially started for McMaster University students on Jan. 4, but for the McMaster women’s basketball team, the second half of their regular season started on Dec. 30 with a win over the York University Lions. Since then the Marauders have remain undefeated, beating both the Windsor Lancers and the Brock Badgers. The team now sits at third place in the Ontario University Athletics West Division with an 8-4 overall...

Focusing on the details With a 6-2 record and a four-game winning streak, the Marauders look to fine-tune their game ahead of their biggest challenge of the season
Nov30

Focusing on the details With a 6-2 record and a four-game winning streak, the Marauders look to fine-tune their game ahead of their biggest challenge of the season

By: Andrew Sarkis The McMaster women’s basketball team has not looked back since their Oct. 26 opening-night victory, compiling an overall record of 6-2 since then. The Marauders are currently riding a four-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents by an average of 22 points over that span. The team’s most recent victory came on the road on Nov. 24, which turned out to be an up-and-down matchup against the Brock Badgers....