ST CATHERINES – The Lakehead Thunderwolves’ women’s basketball team were defeated 67-56 by the Brock Badgers on Friday evening.
After getting out to a decent start to lead 19-14 after the first quarter, Lakehead’s offense would be stalled in the second frame, only scoring 8 points to trail 31- 27 at halftime. Part of the offensive slow down was due to the absence of Jylisa Williams, who had to sit a large part of the 2nd quarter with 3 fouls.
Lakehead’s shooting was also below average, as they connected on only 30% of their shots (19-for-63) and 57% of their free throws (12-for-21).
They did make some hay on the glass, grabbing 18 offensive rebounds, Ayse Kalkan and Essa Jacobsen with 5 offensive rebounds each. Kalkan would finish with 10 rebounds, 8 points and 6 steals.
Williams led the ‘Wolves with 11 points, while Katie Ulakovic (Thunder Bay, Ont.) had 10 points.
For the Badgers, Nicole Rosenkranz had a game-high 13 points with 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.
Coach Jon Kreiner stated, “Tonight was a disappointing loss. We had a good start then in many way we ‘coughed’ the game up. Our decision making was poor and defensively we weren’t sharp. Jylisa picking up her 3rd foul in the first half hurt us but we were not playing the way we needed to play long before that. We need to be tougher when things don’t go our way.”
The two teams will rematch tomorrow evening at 6pm, with no webcast currently scheduled.