Thunder Bay – SPORTS – The Lakehead women’s basketball team (2-1) took down the Laurentian Voyageurs (1-2) in a convincing 88-46 win tonight in the Thunderdome.
Lakehead opened the game with a 24-8 lead in the first quarter and continued to put up big numbers leading 45-25 at the half. Holding the Voyageurs to only 6 points in the third, the Thunderwolves momentum ultimately carried them to the 88-46 win.
Leashja Grant had a solid game with 26 points, 12 rebounds. Nikki Ylagan had 14 points and Jerika Baldin had 13, going 3-4 from the three.
The Thunderwolves bench contributed a strong 35 points and the Wolves went 85% from the free throw line.
“Great team win. We came out strong and carried that momentum throughout the game. Our defense is getting better as well as our rebounding. The addition of Rachel Webber and Tiffany Reynolds has helped both of those areas. Jerika and Leashja were great tonight but we need to be ready for a feisty Nipissing team tomorrow,” says Coach Jon Kreiner.
The Thunderwolves face the Nipissing Lakers tomorrow at 6 pm.
Saturday, November 11 vs Nipissing @ C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse
6:00 pm – Women
8:00 pm – Men
Games will be broadcasted via OUA.tv