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Lakehead basketball heads to Ottawa this weekend for a couple of games against the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Carleton Ravens. The women’s team opens the weekend against Ottawa on tonight at 6pm, and will take on the Ravens at 6pm on Saturday.
“After a bye week to rest and work on things, we are looking forward to the opportunity of playing two very good nationally ranked programs in Carleton (4th) and Ottawa (6th),” Thunderwolves women’s coach Jon Kreiner says. “Ottawa is a very big team that plays tough pressure defense and can score the ball in bunches. They have solid shooting and are very disciplined.”
Ottawa enters the weekend at 4-1, while the Thunderwolves remain undefeated at 4-0. Carleton is also undefeated.
“Carleton are last years national champs,” Kreiner says, “and although they only return one starter from that team, they are playing extremely disciplined and smart on both ends of the floor. Carleton also plays tough, physical defense and do what they do very well. They shoot the ball, get it inside, run the stuff very well and make the extra pass.”
“Both teams are well coached and will make us work on both ends of the court. We will need to match their intensity and stay disciplined in key moments,” Kreiner says.
Lakehead’s men’s team enters the weekend at .500, with a 2-2 record, while Ottawa sits at 3-2. Carleton remains undefeated at 5-0, with a total margin of victory of 142 points.
“It’s always exciting getting a chance to play against the best teams in the country,” Thunderwolves men’s coach Ryan Thomson says. “Both Carleton and Ottawa present some unique challenges for us but with our young core it should be a great challenge.”
Lakehead will likely lean on a trio of newcomers, Davarius Wright, Isaiah Traylor, and Kevin Ndahiro, who average a combined 46.5 points and 19.3 rebounds per game.
Basketball games are available via webcast courtesy of OUA.tv