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The Lakehead women’s basketball team lost to the No. 8 Windsor Lancer tonight 66-54 in the OUA quarterfinals at the St. Denis Centre.
The Thunderwolves held an 18-17 lead after the first ten minutes and after a strong defensive effort by the Lancers in the second, the Wolves trailed 39-31 at the half.
The Thunderwolves executed a solid offence in the third, going 45 percent from the field. In the fourth, the Lancers got their shot back as they began to re-open the gap from the Thunderwolves and advanced on for the win 66-54.
“I’m proud of our ladies and how they competed tonight. They executed a defensive plan and neutralized some of Windsor’s strengths. We had a nice run in the third but we really struggled to put the ball in the net when we needed to. It was a great season and everyone is proud of what we accomplished through a lot of adversity.” – Coach Jon Kreiner
Leashja Grant had a double-double leading all players with 18 points, 14 rebounds. Nikki Ylagan hit 3 threes and Lily Gruber-Schulz, Bridget O’Reilly and Tiffany Reynolds each had 6 points.
This concludes the Thunderwolves 2017-18 season.
Photo credit is Kevin Jarrold