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The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s basketball team fell 67-65 to the McMaster Marauders Saturday night at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse.
After dropping the previous game 80-55, the Thunderwolves came out much stronger and ready to play against the talented McMaster squad.
“A much better effort and focus all around tonight. Transition D hurt us again in the second but we really locked down after that,” said head coach Jon Kreiner.
The Thunderwolves found themselves leading the game 17-10 after the first quarter and then leading 35-34 at half time.
“We got stretched 67-58 late but Sofía orchestrated a 7-0 to get it to two and Ylagan had an open three to win the game,” said Kreiner.
“Our squad did everything they could do in that last two minutes tonight and I’m proud of them.”
Tiffany Reynolds led the Thunderwolves with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Sofia Lluch also had a strong game, finishing with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Kielly McDonough finished with 13 points while Lily Gruber-Schulz finished with 9 points and 10 rebounds.
On the McMaster bench, Christina Buttenham led her team with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Gates finished with 13 points and Olivia Wilson finished with 13 rebounds.
The Thunderwolves will go on their first OUA regular-season road trip next weekend to face the Ryerson Rams.