The OUA regular season is now in full swing and the undefeated Gee-Gees will hit the road for one of the most daunting travel weekends of the season, visiting Lakehead (0-2) and Guelph (2-0) on Friday and Saturday.
All games, both home and away, are broadcast on OUA.tv.
The Gee-Gees opened the season with two wins at home with Catherine Traer leading the way on the scoresheet. The Chelsea, Que., native produced 38 points in her first weekend of regular season play since January of 2014. That ties the 6-foot forward for ninth in the nation and makes her the most prolific scorer in the lineup for any of the three teams this weekend.
Lakehead enjoyed the services of the nation’s leading scorer last season, Jylisa Williams, but dropped the opening two games of 2015-16 after the loss of three key team members. The Thunderwolves relied on third-year centre Gillian Lavoie in their opening weekend as she notched 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks anticipates a lot of post play from the Thunderwolves.
At Guelph, the Gee-Gees will grind it out against one of the up and coming teams in the OUA. “They were close last year and played a lot of close games. I expect a very good game,” said Sparks. The Gryphons feature the OUA Rookie of the Year Bridget Atkinson at the point as well as all-star fifth-year post Kate MacTavish, and picked up two victories over Lakehead in Thunder Bay to open their campaign.
Ottawa went 1-1 in two close games against these teams last season. Lakehead edged the garnet and grey 68-65 while the Gryphons were defeated 64-61.