WINNIPEG – LU Sports – The Lakehead University women’s basketball team came up short against the Winnipeg Wesmen in the BOB FM Shootout debut in Winnipeg, losing 67-59. Winnipeg led 18-12 after the first 10 minutes, and extended their lead to 37-29 at the half.
The Thunderwolves got back into the game in the third quarter outscoring Winnipeg by a margin of 19-13 to cut the Wesmen lead to 50-48 after three quarters. The Wesmen held off the Lakehead charge in the fourth quarter to finish out the contest with an 8-point victory, despite the ‘Wolves tying the game at 55 late in the game.
Kelsey Bardsley and Essa Jacobsen led Lakehead with 13 points each. Bardsley led the team with 3 three-pointers, while Jacobsen completed her double-double with a game high 12 rebounds. Pint guard Katie Ulakovic finished with 12 points and rookie Katelyn Andrea had a productive 20 minutes of play, scoring 8 points with 7 rebounds.
Winnipeg’s second year guard Megan Noonan scored a game-high 27 points, including 5 three-pointers and 7 assists.
Coach Jon Kreiner: stated “Tonight we really played undisciplined and disorganized. We got down early but battled back to tie things at 55 all with around four minutes to go. We played a smarter third quarter and our young kids really lead the way”.
“In the fourth we stopped moving the ball and attacking which kept us from getting the second chance opportunities we got in the third,” added Kreiner. “Tomorrow we play a good Brandon team with some very good guards which will test our perimeter defence.”
The women play Brandon Saturday evening at 9:00pm ET.