Basketball – Lakehead Thunderwolves Women Dominate Nipissing Lakers

The Thunderwolves played strong too and early lead. Here at the end of the game... counting down to the win
The Thunderwolves played strong too and early lead. Here at the end of the game... counting down to the win

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – It was total domination for the Lakehead Women’s Thunderwolves over the Nipissing Lakers basketball team. The final score had the Wolves howling in a dominating 86-49 victory.

The Thunderwolves took a commanding lead early in the game. Through the first half, the ladies launched to a lead of 29-4 at one point and then kept up the domination through the game to win.

The Thunderwolves held the court for the entire game
The Thunderwolves held the court for the entire game

The Nipissing Lakers took until late in the second quarter to get into the game with double-digit scoring.

“Tonight was a total team effort on both ends of the floor and off the court,” said head coach Jon Kreiner.

“We came with great energy and sustained it for most of the game. Sofia continued her dominance and Tiffany was great as well.”

The Lakehead team was ahead through the entire game, and made it a night of success, keeping their winning ways going.

Sofia Lluch finished the night with 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals, while Tiffany Reynolds recorded 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

“We also had a very successful ‘Shoot for the Cure’ fundraiser, raiding over $10, 000!”

Saturday’s matchup was a part of the Thunderwolves Annual Think Pink – Shoot for the Cure games. All of January the Thunderwolves women’s basketball and volleyball teams have been fundraising in support of the Northern Cancer Fund for Breast Cancer. This year was extremely successful as the two teams raised more than $10 000 dollars.

The Lakehead University Thunderwolves Women’s team has raised $52,000 for breast cancer research.

The Thunderwolves will look to carry this weekend’s success on the road with them next weekend when they face the Toronto Varsity Blues.

With files from LU Sports.