The Warriors shot the ball well and hung around for the first quarter, trailing 21-13 after 10 minutes, but committed 7 turnovers in the opening quarter which severely hampered their efforts.
Lakehead’s pressure defense would continue to define the game, turning the Warriors over and finishing with lay ups at the other end of the court.
Lakehead led at halftime, 43-21.
In the second half the Thunderdome crowd got to see the ‘Wolves’ bench play the majority of the remainder, with Thunder Bay’s Cassandra Soulias grabbing a career-high 8 rebounds with 7 points and 2 assists.
Jylisa Williams paced the ‘Wolves with 28 points, while Corina Bruni made 10 assists and collected 7 steals.
Coach Jon Kreiner said, “Our bench stepped up and played with a lot of energy tonight. We had a jump in our step and really pushed the ball well and we stepped up and hit shots. Cassandra and Blair really stepped up off the bench while Corina Bruni really did a great of distributing the basketball.”
The women’s team take on the CIS #5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks tomorrow evening at 6pm.