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The Lakehead women’s basketball team (5-9) beat the Laurentian University Voyageurs (3-13) tonight, 93-59 in Sudbury.
“This was a very big game for both teams as far as playoff consideration goes. Our energy and focus was on point and we came ready to play. It helped that we shot the ball very well but I think it’s a reflection of our attitude and readiness.” – Coach Kreiner
The Voyageurs and Thunderwolves started the first quarter point for point but towards the end of the quarter, Lakehead began to pull away going on a run. The ‘Wolves finished the first leading 21-13.
Lakehead began the second with a quick 8 points and continued their momentum for the duration of the quarter. The ‘Wolves were up 47-30 at the half.
By the middle of the third quarter, the ‘Wolves were up 38 points. Lakehead outscored Laurentian 46-29 in the second half, which gave them the 93-59 win.
“Rookie Lily Gruber-Schulz was terrific for us. She’s taken advantage of the injuries and has been getting better every game. Jerika still amazes me with her ability to pass and find the open players in positions to be successful. Great team win and now we have to finish the weekend positively tomorrow.” – Coach Kreiner
Lily Gruber-Schulz led the ‘Wolves with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals in 29 minutes. The ‘Wolves had 4 other players score in the double digits including Bridget O’Reilly with 16 points, Nikki Ylagan with 14 and Rachel Webber and Gillian Lavoie with 13 and 10.
Jerika Baldin had 13 assists and 9 rebounds.
Lakehead shot 58% from the field compared to Laurentian’s 31% and overall the ‘Wolves scored 23 points off of Laurentian’s turnovers.
The Thunderwolves will now head to North Bay to take on the Nipissing Lakers tomorrow at 6pm.
Saturday, Feb 4 vs. Nipissing @ Robert J Surtees Student Athletics Centre
6:00pm – Women
8:00pm – Men