Druery shines for Lakehead
On a night when their leading scorer netted just two points, head coach Jon Kreiner’s Thunderwolves women’s basketball team rallied for a balanced team win, 84-61 over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Friday night at Waterloo.
On a night when their leading scorer netted just two points, head coach Jon Kreiner’s Thunderwolves women’s basketball team rallied for a balanced team win, 84-61 over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Friday night at Waterloo. The win improves the Wolves record to 7-4 and puts them in a three-way tie for third in the OUA West Division with McMaster and Brock. Laurier drops to 4-7 and are in sixth place.
Junior post Lindsay Druery paced the Lakehead offence with 23 points, including 20 in the first half. Druery added six rebounds. Senior forward Sarah Gordon took care of the perimeter attack with 20 points, including six three-pointers to compliment seven rebounds. Fellow senior Georgia Harvey added 12 points with two three-pointers.
Despite being limited to a season-low two points, senior point guard Tasia McKenna did managed to contribute six assists to facilitate in team’s offence.
Senior guard Renata Adamcsyk was the lone Hawk to reach double figures, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds and four steals.
“On a night where Tasia scored two points, having a win like this was really big for the team,” said coach Kreiner. “This was by far our best team game of the season both offensively and defensively. We played good team defence on their best player Renata, but our job is only half done. We need to come out tomorrow with the same intensity.”
Lakehead opened strong, going up 44-35 at halftime. A 22-10 third quarter put the game away through 30 minutes as the Wolves cruised to their biggest margin of victory since a November road win at RMC.
The Thunderwolves will try for the sweep of the Golden Hawks, Saturday night at 6 p.m.