Thunderwolves Ladies Basketball – Huge Road Win

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OTTAWA – SPORTS – Katie Ulakovic astounded fans at Montpetit Hall on Friday evening, hitting on 8 of her 10 three-point attempts, including the game winner, en route to a 68-65 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Lakehead was slow to get out of the gate, trailing 13-8 after the first quarter and 29-25 at half time.
Ulakovic was on point the majority of the game, and really turned it up in the second half, hitting three after three to erase a 40-30 deficit in the third quarter. She and Katelyn Andrea hit back to back three’s late in the fourth quarter, putting Lakehead ahead, 63-61 with under 2 minutes remaining.
The Gee-Gees would tie the game twice, at 63 and again at 65 before Ulakovic nailed her final triple with 20 seconds remaining to push Lakehead on top, 68-65. Ottawa would miss a desperation three at the buzzer.
Jylisa Williams’ offense was more or less snuffed out by Ottawa for most of the game, as she was limited to 13 points. Of course, her defense did make up for it, as she grabbed 10 rebounds with 2 steals and 5 assists, on top of taking a few key charges.
Ulakovic led all scorers with 24 points, while point guard Corina Bruni made 11 assists on top of grabbing 9 rebounds.
Ottawa was led by Krista van Slingerland and Stephanie MacDonald with 17 points each.
Lakehead out-rebounded Ottawa 43-25, but did commit a whopping 28 turnovers, compared to Ottawa’s 10.
Coach Jon Kreiner said, postgame, “Huge road win for us. We turned the ball over way too much and Ottawa outplayed us for most of the game. Fortunately we were hot from three and made Ottawa pay for dogging Jylisa. Katie Ulakovic was spectacular tonight and Corina Bruni played a great second half. Ottawa did all the dictating in the first half but I’m very proud of our team for staying tough and pulling out a huge win.”

The women’s team will play Carleton tomorrow at 6:00pm.

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