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Thunderwolves VS Nipissing Lakers
November 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thunder Bay
LU Fieldhouse
Game Score
Nipissing Lakers
Game Review

‘Wolves Sink Lakers, 86-55

Hugh Mullally | Basketball (W)

Point guard Jerika Baldin kept on finding her shooters all game, namely Bridget O’Reilly and Maggie Murphy, who responded in kind and filled it up from behind the arc, as Lakehead rolled to an 86-55 win over the Nipissing Lakers.

J_Baldin_v_NipissingBaldin made an incredible 15 assists on the game, which stands as the most in recent history for Lakehead Basketball, men’s or women’s.

Bridget O’Reilly and Maggie Murphy provided the lion’s share of Lakehead’s offense in the first half, hitting 7 of their combined 10 three-pointers (Murphy a perfect 3-of-3). O’Reilly had 16 points at the break, and finished with 21, while Murphy finished with 12.

Lakehead’s full court pressure showed mixed results early, part of the time resulting in a Nipissing turnover, but other times an easy look at the basket once the Lakers got over half court.

Lakehead led at halftime 40-31.

The third quarter was all ‘Wolves, as the press was fine tuned and created the desired turnovers, in bunches, as the ‘Wolves broke the game open in a flash, putting up 20 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter.

From there on out it was a chance for coach Jon Kreiner to get his bench some playing time, with 10 of his 12 players getting on the scoresheet. August Ricketts played efficiently, scoring 9 points with 7 rebounds in 17 minutes.

For the Lakers, Mackenzie Bahm, Claire Abbott and Rachel Jaworowicz recorded 9 points each.

Lakehead out-rebounded Nipissing 39-15.

“Tonight we were carried by the three ball in the first half and it’s a good thing because we had some difficulties on the defensive end,” said coach Jon Kreiner. “We brought great energy out of the half and created some easy looks. Bridget O’Reilly had another big game tonight for us and Maggie Murphy made the most of her 17 minutes knocking down 4 threes. Jerika Baldin did an amazing job distributing the ball with 15 assists to 1 turnover.”

The women continue their home stand tomorrow against the Laurentian Voyageurs at 6pm.

Webcast available via OUA TV, audio available via CILU radio, 102.7FM.


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