OTTAWA – The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s basketball team were defeated 70-46 at the hands of the CIS #5 Carleton Ravens on Friday evening.
After getting themselves into an early 19-7 deficit, the T-Wolves would battle back to within 27-20 early in the second quarter thanks to a Lindsay Inkila three point play. While their defense held its ground, the T-Wolves offense came up short, scoring only 7 points in the 2nd quarter.
Halftime score was 35-22 Ravens.
It was more of the same in the second half, with good defensive pressure from the ‘Wolves but leaving something to be desired on the offensive end of the court, with the score
43-27 midway through 3rd Q, and the Ravens pulling farther and farther away, 50-32 after 30 minutes.
Leading scorer for Lakehead was Kelsey Bardsley (Manchester, UK) with 17 points, including 5-of-9 from three point land. Ayse Kalkan (Winnipeg, MB) had 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Ravens’ top scorer was Kendall MacLeod with 17 points on 5-of-6 three point shooting. Guard Alyson Bush had 13 points, 6 assists and no turnovers.
Lakehead Coach Jon Kreiner said, after the game, “We turned the ball over a lot, got out attempted from the FT line 17-4 and CU were excellent from the three point line but considering how many give-a-ways we had I thought we played some good defensive minutes. Our ladies showed some heart, toughness and signs of doing the right things. We are not quite at the level yet needed to sustain pressure on our offensive end; we’re lacking some confidence and flow. I am proud how we created some runs and how we battled on the boards but tonight Carleton was much better then we were.”
The women will play the Ottawa Gee-Gees tomorrow evening at 6pm. Webcast will be available via SSN Canada.