Thunderwolves basketball teams to face Nipissing, Laurentian on the road

The Thunderwolves’ men’s and women’s basketball squads are on the road this weekend, facing the Nipissing University Lakers tonight in North Bay, and the Laurentian University Voyageurs tomorrow night in Sudbury.

Both Laurentian squads enter the game at 1-0, having defeated Nipissing’s men and women 98-76 and 86-70 respectively.

Lakehead’s women’s team goes into the weekend at 2-0, winning their opening games against Algoma University by a combined 78 points.

“Nipissing has many new faces but are scoring points, and Laurentian has one of the best backcourts in the OUA and their coaching is very good,” Thunderwolves women’s coach Jon Kreiner says. “They are looking like they’re gelling well on offense and their D takes away all of your strengths. We have two great road tests and must be ready to play smart and focused on both ends of the floor.”

On the men’s side, Lakehead enters the weekend at 1-1, having split their opening doubleheader with Algoma. The Thunderwolves also have the moral victory of having won the scoring margin battle by 14 points.

“Both Laurentian and Nipissing are good teams who play hard and share the ball,” Lakehead men’s coach Ryan Thomson says. “This weekend looks to be another two battles where we have to control what we can, like our effort and energy, our communication, and our ability to execute our game plan on both sides of the ball.”

The women’s squads tip off at 6pm on both November 2nd and 3rd, with the men playing afterward, at 8pm.

Webcasts of basketball games will be available via OUA.TV

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