Algoma Ends 2016 Season with a Pair of Losses


The Algoma Thunderbirds closed out their 2016 season on the road in Kingston, Ontario with a pair of losses to the Queen’s Gaels.

The women faced tough competition and fell to the number 6 team in the nation, 76-33.
Carriera Lamoureux led the Thunderbirds in the loss with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Algoma shot 19.7% from the field and 26.3% from beyond the three-point line.
Veronika Lavernge led the Gaels with 14 points.

“It was a tough road trip. I think we can take a lot from the weekend and better ourselves. We competed in the majority of our games in the first half and now we have to work during the break and get ready for the second half,” said Ryan Vetrie, Head Coach of the women’s squad.

On the men’s side, Algoma clawed their way back from a 26-point deficit in the second half to get within 5 of the Gaels. A little too late, Algoma fell, 85-77.

Cailum White led the Thunderbirds in the loss with 15 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal. Nathan Riley had 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 steal.

Algoma shot 38.7% from the field and 26.1% from beyond the arc.
Sukhpreet Singh led the Gaels with 17 points.

“We started the game very slow but we battled back the entire second half. Our bench stepped up in the second half,” said Thomas Cory, Head Coach of the men’s squad.

Algoma will now enjoy a five-week rest before returning to action against the Waterloo Warriors on January 13th.