Thunderwolves VS Waterloo Warriors
February 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
‘Wolves Fall Flat, Lose 60-51 to Warriors
Hugh Mullally | Basketball (W)
The women’s basketball team had trouble finding their offensive flow on Friday evening, surrendering a 60-51 loss to the Waterloo Warriors.
Lakehead shot a dismal 7-of-30 from the field in the first half (0-of-13 from three) to trail at halftime, 35-17. They managed just four points in the second quarter as their open looks failed to fall, despite out-rebounding the Warriors by a healthy margin.
The ‘Wolves finally connected from behind the arc, courtesy of Cassandra Soulias, but their defense still gave up 13 points while putting up 20 of their own in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 11, 48-37.
As the fourth quarter elapsed the ‘Wolves would put up a fight, cutting it down to 52-46 with 4:41 to play, but could muster little more in the final minutes.
The turnover stats favoured to Warriors, Lakehead with 20 and Waterloo with 16; the real trouble was that the Warriors scored 20 points off LU’s turnovers, whereas Lakehead could only convert 2 points from the Warriors’ 16 give-aways. Lakehead won the battle on the glass, out-rebounding Waterloo 49-33.
Katelyn Andrea led the ‘Wolves with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Jerika Baldin was held scoreless but did grab 10 rebounds with 6 assists. Bridget O’Reilly hit four 3’s en route to a team-high 14 points.
Emily Wilk scored a game-high 20 points for the Warriors.
Coach Jon Kreiner:
“Tonight we showed our lack of 1 on 1 play and ability to attack the hoop. The game plan tonight was to attack inside but we couldn’t finish. We had some great looks in the paint but we are really struggling lately to finish at the rim. Waterloo did a great job on Jerika tonight, limiting her strengths and forcing her to be a scorer but it wasn’t there tonight. It’s a learning experience that we must put in our back pocket and move on and get ready for a tough Laurier squad.”
The women’s team will remain in Kitchener-Waterloo to play the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks tomorrow at 6pm.