Halifax, N.S. – Lakehead Sports – The women’s basketball team began their campaign at the Thunder Selects CIS Holiday Classic with a 92-48 win over the Mount Royal Cougars.
Lakehead got out to a 12-2 lead to begin the game, with Jylisa Williams setting the pace early at both ends of the court, creating offense from her defense, which included drawing 2 charges in the first Q. She was her usual efficient self on offense, scoring early and often to chalk up 17 points after 20 minutes.
Lakehead led 44-24 at halftime, and opened up their lead further in the third quarter, taking a 74-37 lead into the final frame.
Williams would finish with 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting with 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 20 minutes of play, and be named the player of the game.
August Ricketts had her best game as a Thunderwolf to date, scoring 9 points while collecting 12 rebounds, while Blair McNaughton came off the bench to score 13 points, with 3 three-pointers on 5 attempts. Katelyn Andrea was 6-of-8 from the field for 12 points.
The Cougars were led by Drew Knox with 11 points.
Coach Jon Kreiner commented, “This was a great team win to start the tournament. Everyone scored and both our starters and bench played very well for large portions of the game. I was proud of August and Blair for their play today.”
The women’s team will play tomorrow at 5pm (local) against either the Brock Badgers or Dalhousie Tigers.
Webcast will be available via AUS TV.