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Huge night from Lemoine in 78-52 win

Saturday November 9, 2013
Richard A. Whittaker

Katherine Lemoine scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the no. 10 Gee-Gees who rolled to a 78-52 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday night. The second-year post was 11-for-15 from the field and was one of four Gee-Gees to reach double-figures in the win.

Lemoine had 16 points at halftime thanks to crisp passing inside by the Gee-Gees, who had the game in control from the opening minutes. An 11-4 start was buoyed by a three-pointer from rookie wing Sarah Besselink and two inside finishes by Lemoine, who also displayed her ability to finish in transition.

The lead grew to 38-16 at halftime, and although Lakehead was able to draw fouls in third they could not slow down the Gee-Gees’ offence which poured in 24 points in the third stanza.

The Thunderwolves shot only 24.2 per cent from the field and bucketed 17 points from the line. Fifth-year guard Kelsey Bardsley was the lone bright spot for the home squad, scoring 18 points including four three-pointers.

Toronto native Maddie Stephen recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds for Ottawa, giving her 12 in her career. Fifth-year Angela Tilk and fourth-year Stephanie MacDonald also reached double-digits with 11 points apiece.

The win improves Ottawa’s record to 3-1 after two weeks of regular season action. Coming up, Ottawa will be on the road for the second straight week when they visit Brock and McMaster November 15 and 16.

Box Score

                           1              2              3              4             F

Ottawa                17            21            24           16            78

Lakehead            7              9              19           17            52