Thunderwolves hoopers take down Nipissing’s men and women

The Lakehead women’s basketball team remains undefeated after taking down the Nipissing Lakers 81-53.

“We had a great start, but we are really struggling to play a full 40 minutes,” Thunderwolves head coach Jon Kreiner said. Lakehead led 27-12 after the first quarter, and took a 47-26 lead into the half.

Due to a technical issue, final game statistics are not available, but Lakehead finished the game with at least four players having contributed double-digit scoring. Nikki Ylagan continued her hot season from downtown, contributing a handful of threes.

Lakehead led 63-46 after the third and finished strong, outscoring Nipissing 18-7 in the final frame.

“We will have to play better defensively tomorrow,” Kreiner said, “if we are to be successful against Laurentian.”

The men’s basketball team also leaves North Bay with a win, making their record 2-1 on the season. The Thunderwolves beat the Lakers 83-73.

“It was a physical and emotional battle tonight,” Lakehead head coach Ryan Thomson said. “I was pleased with our ability to share the ball and keep attacking offensively.” The tentative stats for the evening, pending resolution of technical issues, has five different Thunderwolves contributing double-digit points, including Isaiah Traylor with 19.

“Defensively, we still need to do a better job of rebounding as a group,” Thomson continued. Nipissing’s Marvin Ngonadi notably finished with six offensive rebounds.

Lakehead’s teams face the Laurentian Voyageurs tomorrow night in Sudbury, with the women opening the evening at 6pm, and the men following at 8pm.

All away games are broadcast online via OUA.tv

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