THUNDER BAY- Sports – The Lakehead University women’s basketball team got handed their third loss of the season on Saturday evening from the CIS # 4 Carleton Ravens, 65-39. Lakehead kept pace for the first quarter, only trailing by 2 points after 10 minutes. Lindsay Druery got off to a good start with 8 quick points courtesy of some ‘high-low’ feeds from the free throw line she easily caught and laid in. The Ravens would apply the pressure in the second frame, out-scoring the Pack 20-10 to lead 34-22 at the break. Lakehead accuracy from long range was off the mark, going 0-for-5 in the first half. They would finish 1-for-8 on the game from three.
The Ravens broke the game open in the 3rd quarter, outscoring the ‘Wolves 21-5 and would cruise from there to the final buzzer.
Lakehead’s top scorer was Lindsay Druery with 10 to go with 5 rebounds.
Carleton got production from Elizabeth Roach with 12, Kendall MacLeod 13 and Krista Van Slingerland 13. Carleton out-rebounded Lakehead 37-22, and forced LU into 24 turnovers, compared to 14 of their own.
Coach Jon Kreiner said after the game, “Carleton played great tonight. We had a quarter of good tough defense but really got rattled in the 2nd quarter. We have to get back to basic tough fundamental basketball.”
The women’s final games prior to the Christmas break with be on the road next week versus York and Laurentian.