THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead women’s basketball team won their first game of the 2018/19 season, 93-66, over the Algoma Thunderbirds during non-conference play for Homecoming weekend.
“Sloppy first game at times from both sides but overall both sides scored a lot of points. I’m not too sure that we saw much defense out there so I am sure both teams will look to tune that up. Leashja looked great tonight and I was pleased with how our first-year point guard, Sofia Lluch, played tonight,” said Coach Jon Kreiner after the game.
The Thunderwolves went on a 15-3 run late in the first quarter that gave them a comfortable 23-15 lead after the first ten minutes. Lakehead continued to push in the second, outscoring the Thunderbirds 29-16 to lead at the half 52-31.
Algoma put up a fight in the third and kept pace with the Thunderwolves in a back and forth game outscoring them 21-20. The Wolves picked up their game in the fourth and, thanks to their big first half, they carried on to win the game 93-66.
The Wolves were 50% from the three tonight going 11-22 and were only 48% from the free throw line compared to Algoma’s 76%.
The reigning OUA MVP, Leashja Grant, dominated all players with 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Her teammate and first-year T-Wolf Sofia Lluch debuted with 11 points and 5 assists along with Tiffany Reynolds and Nikki Ylagan who each respectively put up 11 and 10 points.
The ‘Wolves are back in action again Friday night against the Thunderbirds at 6 PM in the Thunderdome for another non-conference game.
Homecoming Week Basketball Schedule @ the Thunderdome
Friday, September 21
WBB vs Algoma @ 6pm
MBB vs Regina @ 8pm