Thunderwolves Women Fall to Guelph Gryphons

Lakehead Thunderwolves Women's Team fell to the Brock Badgers Photo by Quinn Spyrka
Lakehead Thunderwolves Women's Team Photo by Quinn Spyrka

ThunderwolvesGUELPH, THUNDER BAY – Sports – Thunderwolves women fell to Guelph Gryphons. The Thunderwolves women’s basketball team dropped an 82-58 decision to the Guelph Gryphons on Friday evening. The game’s beginning looked good for the T-Wolves, as they led at the end of the 1st quarter, 23-19, thanks to a Kelsey Bardsley 3-pointer. Bardsley broke out of her recent shooting slump on the Friday, scoring 17 on the night (5-10 from 3pt).

Thunderwolves Must Win Game

“In a must win game we got to a point where our mental state was determining our physical performance,” stated Coach Jon Kreiner. “I truly was expecting better. We started well, they made a run and we finished with a run to be up four after one quarter. After that we struggled, let frustration kick in and stopped making the extra pass and playing as a team. It’s frustrating to have worked so hard all week in practice to have this let down but we need to regroup and do our best to bounce back tomorrow.” 

Things would break down in the 2nd quarter for the ‘Wolves, as the Gryphons took the lead early in the Q and would head into the locker room up 38-31. 

A tough battle ensued in the 3rd quarter (23-19 Guelph in the Q), but in the 4th the Gryphons would dictate on defense, limiting Lakehead to 8 points in the 4th and cruising to final buzzer. 

Following Bardsley, Carolyn Fragale scored 12 points with 6 assists. Jessica deHaan and Katie Ulakovic added 8 points each. For the Gryphons, 3 players scored in double figures, led by Kayla Goodhoofd with 19 points, followed by Jasmine Douglas with 15 (and 8 rebounds) and Erica McFadden with 14 points.

The two teams will rematch tomorrow evening at 6 pm. With the win the Gryphons are now tied with the T-Wolves in standings, with 6 wins and 10 losses.  

No webcast will be available, although live stats can be viewed from the CIS website

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