KINGSTON, ON – The Lakehead University women’s basketball team evened their regular season record to 1-1 with a 69-59 win over the RMC Paladins on Saturday afternoon. It was a welcome win in the early stages of a season that has seen its share of woes for the women’s team, who struggled in the pre-season through injuries and an extensive travel schedule.
On Saturday afternoon they made progress against the Paladins, with veteran post Lindsay Druery at it again, scoring 18 points to go with 12 rebounds. Transfer guard Carolyn Fragale dropped 15 to go with 5 assists and 2 steals. Ayse Kalkan and Lacey McNullty added 10 points apiece.
For the Paladins, Sandy Edmison had a game-high 23 points and coupled it with 12 boards for a ‘double double’ outing.
Similar to last night against Queens (57-44 loss), Jon Kreiner’s team continued to struggle offensively, but was able to put together a push in the final 20 minutes to secure the victory.
Kreiner noted post game, “Some of our scoring woes carried over from last night and Sandy was super today. We also struggled rebounding in the first half. Ayse and Lindsay really played a great 2nd half and worked hard. Lacey and Lindsay looked pretty good together and we found some offensive flow.”
The women play their home opener against U of T next Friday (Nov 18) at the Thunderdome.