After a competitive first half of play the Voyageurs came into the third quarter with a burst of energy, dominating the Nipissing Lakers in the latter quarters and handedly coming away with the victory with a final score of 84-48.
Though rebounding is typically a sore spot for Laurentian, that was not the case today. Not only did the Voyageurs manage to out-board their opponents, but additionally had one of their top games of the season in this category as they captured 50 rebounds - a likely key to their success.
Top performer for the Voyageurs was experienced point guard Emily Tinnes who poured in 18 points and recorded 8 assists and 5 rebounds in the win. Another notable contribution came from fourth year guard Adrianne Bruni who captured a double-double with her 14 points and 10 rebounds. In total, five Voyageurs reached double digits with L'Ashante Henry, Mackenzie Robinson and Kayla Deschatelets getting 16, 14 and 12 points respectively.
Top scorer for the Lakers was Kylea Galipeau-Wilson who had 14 points in the match.
In addition to the game being the battle of the 705 Challenge Cup, it also served as the team's annual Shoot For Cure match in which they raise money for Breast Cancer research. Part of this fundraiser included four of the team members cutting and donating their hair live on site at the Ben Avery Gymnasium during halftime of the men's game.
The Voyageurs will look to keep their new found winning streak alive as they get some well earned rest and are back in action next Friday on home court where they'll face off against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. Tip off is at 6pm.