Strong third quarter helps Badgers to 71-55 win over Lakehead
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - The Brock Badgers women's basketball team (13-7 OUA) found themselves down at half-time to the Lakehead Thunderwolves, but outscored their opponent 22-12 in the third quarter en route to a 71-55 win Saturday night.
Emily McKay (Toronto, Ont.) shot a season high 58.3% (7-12) from the field including three of six from beyond the arc to total 17 points in leading the Badgers to the win. Samantha deJong also recorded her third straight double-double with 15 points and ten boards.
Tasia McKenna had a game high 25 points for Lakehead, but was the only Thunderwolves player in double figures.
The Badgers forced 24 Lakehead turnovers and transitioned those into 30 points, which was the difference in the contest. The Badgers turned the ball over 18 times, but the Thundewolves were only able to score 13 points off the Badgers miscues.
With the win, the Badgers sit in a tie for third place in the OUA West with Lakehead. The team returns home for match-up with the Guelph Gryphons on Wednesday night. Tip-off from the Bob Davis Gym is 6:00 p.m.