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The Lakehead women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a 55-83 decision to the Ottawa Gee-Gees at Montpetit Hall on Friday night. The difficult evening saw Lakehead lose all four quarters, trailing 38-46 at half.
“We had a very solid first half,” Thunderwolves head coach Jon Kreiner said. “We moved the ball, guarded with energy, and didn’t turn the ball over. In the second half we turned the ball over on four of the first five possessions, stopped moving the ball, and our energy dropped.”
Lakehead ultimately finished with 16 turnovers, with Ottawa managing 11 steals.
“Ottawa came out strong in the second half and put a lot of pressure on our perimeter,” Kreiner said.
Karissa Kajorinne paced the Lakehead offense, contributing 12 points. Sharpshooter Nikki Ylagan had a cold night, finishing 2-8 from downtown, while Leashja Grant finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds in 15 minutes of play. Ottawa had five players finish in double digits, and shot 44.9% from the floor as a team.
“We’ve got to learn how to play more consistently,” Kreiner said.
The Thunderwolves will again see action in our nation’s capital, tipping off Saturday night’s games against the Carleton Ravens.