Toronto, ON- SPORTS – The Lakehead women’s basketball team (1-1) beat the York Lions tonight, 69-63 in Toronto, ON.
The Thunderwolves had a strong start and pushed a 36-27 lead by half. Lakehead led 53-45 at the end of the third, but York forced turnovers and bounced back taking the lead, 57-53 with five minutes left in the fourth.
The Thunderwolves didn’t get down and found a way to battle back. Bridget O’Reilly hit a big three late in the fourth to push the Wolves ahead and confirm the 69-63 victory.
“Great bounce-back game for our squad. We played very well in the first half but turnovers and a lack of ball movement hurt are in the third Q and early 4th. We battled all game and was super proud of first-year Tianna Warwick-Dawkins on her toughness, grit, and defence,” says Coach Jon Kreiner.
Leashja Grant was huge tonight with 25 points, 14 rebounds. Lily Gruber-Schulz had 13 points and Bridget O’Reilly had 11 points.
Lakehead went 20-23 from the free throw line.
Just over 150 Lakehead alumni were in the building during the Thunderwolves win.
“I’d like to thank all the registered Alumni, parents and students from Orillia campus that came to the game to cheer us on!”
The Thunderwolves are off next weekend and will come back November 10 and 11 against Laurentian and Nipissing in the Thunderdome.