Basketball Teams Visit Lakehead To Begin Pre-Season Schedules

Basketball Teams Visit Lakehead To Begin Pre-Season Schedules

Thursday, September 28
Wesmen 56   Lakehead 65 (Women's)


The Lakehead women's basketball team pulled off a 65-56 win tonight over the Winnipeg Wesmen in their first non-conference game of the year.

The Thunderwolves went into the halftime break with a 33-30 lead and began to pull away in the fourth that gave them the 65-56 win.
Leashja Grant led all scorers with 22 points, 15 rebounds. Lily Gruber-Schulz also stepped up going 4-6 from the field.
Antoinette Miller led the Wesmen with 18 points and 3 steals.
The women hit the court Friday night for the rematch at 5:00 p.m.

Wesmen 83 Lakehead 90 (Men's)


The Lakehead men's basketball team defeated the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, 90-83 tonight in Thunder Bay

The Thunderwolves started the game out strong with a 22-19 lead after the first quarter. The Wesmen went on a run during the second, gaining some momentum that gave them a 43-40 lead at the half. Lakehead was able to bounce back in the next two quarters and held off the Wesmen for the win.

Fourth-year Nick Burke led the T-wolves with 25 points and 6 rebounds.

Billy Yaworsky from the Wesmen had a double-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds.

The Wesmen and Thunderwolves face each other again tomorrow at 7pm.

Friday, September 29
Wesmen 87 Lakehead 74 (Women's)


The University of Winnipeg Wesmen gained a split in their two game series against the Lakehead Thunderwolves by posting an 87-74 victory Friday night in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Faith Hezekiah led all scorers with 26 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

Leashja Grant led the Thunderwolves with 24 points

The Wesmen were ready to play this evening against the Thunderwolves with great ball movement and hitting some big shots. Winnipeg went on a run at the end of the second quarter that gave them a 47-31 lead at the half. Lakehead's low energy continued into the third until Coach Kreiner called a timeout that gave the girls some momentum.

Lakehead put on some ball pressure in the fourth quarter but was unable to catch up, ultimately losing 87-74.

Winnipeg will next see action at the BOB FM Shootout on Oct. 6-8 in Winnipeg.

Wesmen 84 Lakehead 99 (Men's)


The Lakehead University Thunderwolves defeated the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen 99-84 Friday night in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The Wolves outscored the Wesmen by 10 in the second quarter that gave them a solid lead for the rest of the game. The Wesmen were able to bring it within nine in the third, but the Thunderwolves gained their momentum back quickly into the fourth, resulting in their 99-84 victory.

Lequan Cseri-Hylton was top scorer for the T-Wolves with 28 points. Kache Kopec also had a great game with 22 points.

Narcisse Ambanza led the Wesmen with 25 points and 7 rebounds.