For their first matchup of the season against their northern rivals the Nipissing University Lakers, it was a close one. After a competitive 30 minutes of gameplay Laurentian was leading their opponent by a single point going into the final quarter. Looking to capture their 16th win of the season the Voyageurs came into the fourth with energy, winning the quarter 25-16 and thus ultimately coming away with the victory with a final score of 82-72.
Though the Voyageur's field goal percentage was for the most part average, it was considerably less than the home team's who shot 60.4% compared to Laurentian's 46.7%. As a result of this major difference the Vees found their success in volume, putting up 22 more shots than the Lakers during the game.
Top performer for the Voyageurs was second year guard Kadre Gray who earned a double-double in his 40 minutes of play with 25 points and 10 assists. Fifth year forward Nelson Yengue likewise contributed notably with 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorer for the Lakers was Jaaden Lewis with 22 points.
The Voyageurs are back in action this Saturday at 4pm as they host a rematch against the Lakers.