ST CATHERINES – Sports – The Lakehead University Thunderwolves women’s basketball team rebounded, and with a vengeance on Saturday evening, running the Brock Badgers through their paces for a 63-36 victory.
Lakehead got out to a good start (up 14-10 after 10 min), but really made the Badgers pay in the second quarter, outscoring them 25-5. The second half ran pretty well even, as Lakehead controlled the pace of the game, already having created a 24-point cushion in the first half.
Jylisa Williams put her mark on this game, scoring 20 points with 16 rebounds and 3 assists for the Thunderwolves. Essa Jacobsen scored 13 points with 8 boards.
Rookie Blair McNaughton (Kitchener, Ont.) scored 7 points with 7 rebounds and 4 steals.
As a team Lakehead out-rebounded Brock 48-25 and made 18 assists on 28 field goals.
Top scorer for Brock was Kayla Santilli with 7 points.
Coach Jon Kreiner stated, “Without question our best team defensive effort and execution of a game plan this year. This game was huge for us with Guelph heating up, and how tough our division is. You need to bring your best every night and tonight was no exception. Jylisa killed the boards tonight which sparked our transition offense. Blair McNaughton and Essa Jacobsen played their best games of the year and I am proud of our whole team.”
The women’s team return home to play McMaster next weekend.