Lakehead Women Lose to Minot State, 76-74 in OT


ThunderwolvesMINOT, ND – Sports – The Lakehead women’s basketball team came up just short on Saturday evening to Minot State in overtime, 76-74.

Lakehead had a 33-27 lead at half, although it would have been more had the Minot State Beavers not gone on a 5-0 run in the final 6 minutes of the first frame. Lakehead built a 12 point lead early in 2nd half but things went south as Minot made a 17 point turn-a-round taking a five point lead with 3 minutes to go. Lakehead did once again show some resilience in battling back to tie it late and send the game to overtime.

Lakehead built an early 3 point lead in OT but Minot was able to create turnovers and score inside in the dyign minutes to win by 2. Lakehead had the ball with 11 seconds to go but after their play broke down they turned it over securing a Minot win.

Lakehead was led by Lindsay Druery with 23 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Carolyn Fragale with 20 points. Lacey McNulty and Katie Ulakovic had 9 points a piece.

Lakehead’s assist-toturnover ratio was an even 1-to-1, with 15 of each. They shot 14-21 for the free throw line, and grabbed 8 offensive rebounds compared to Minot’s 19.

The Beavers got production from Carly Boag with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Her sister, Christina and Sacarra Molina had 13 points each.

Coach Jon Kreiner speaking after the game said, “This was the type of game we needed heading into league play. We won’t see a team with as big and skilled posts as this team and although we need to play better post defense without fouling we did give ourselves a great chance tonight. Our first half defense was terrific but we still need to find a way to eaxpand the lead when given the opportunity. We let them hang around too long and their offensive rebounding became the difference. Lindsay and Carolyn played well tonight and this was Lacey’s best game of the year.”

The women begin their regular season next weekend in Kingston versus RMC and Queen’s.

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