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Strong offensive performance keeps Gee-Gees at 3-0

Friday November 13, 2015
Richard Whittaker

Following a successful home opening weekend, the Gee-Gees hit the road and began their weekend with a 65-50 victory over Lakehead.

The game marked the return of veteran Kellie Ring who finished the game with nine points, four rebounds and two assists for Ottawa. For a third straight game Catherine Traer led the Gee-Gees in scoring  finishing with 15 points followed by Julia Soriano who had 13 points.

Soriano kept her team going offensively all night and used her quickness in transition. Lakehead had trouble keeping up with the Garnet and Grey in transition and head coach Andy Sparks was able to capitalize on it.

Though the game was tight in the first half, Ottawa took off coming out of the locker room. Every time the Thunderwolves tried to reduce the Gee-Gees lead, Ottawa would answer with a three or a defensive stop.  Lakehead managed to slim their deficit to 9 late in the third, but that’s as close as they would get.

Lakehead's Blair McNaughton led all scorers with 18 points making four of her five three-point attempts. Along with Bridget O’Reilly, the two T-Wolves combined to score 56 per cent of their team’s points as well as being the only players to go in double digits for Lakehead.

It is the second time this season the Garnet and Grey has scored 65 points and Sparks’ squad is now averaging 70 points per game this season.

The women will look to keep on rolling as the travel to Guelph to face the Gryphons on Saturday November 14.