Saturday, March 20, 2010
Lakehead vs. Cape Breton - Third Quarter
Yoos grabs an offensive board and finishes strong to draw the foul. 13-point deficit for Lakehead. Great drive through the lane by JJ against to two defenders as he gets hacked. The man is fearless but looks a bit sore and misses his two FTs. Lakehead gets the ball back and King is fed over the top for a dunk that bring the fans to their feet. Cape Breton gets two at the other end. 46-33. No box out by LU as Fraser grabs a board and is fouled by King. Refs issue another technical as Roger screams from the opposite end: “Wah! Wah! Wah! Call an ambulance!” The impartial tournament organizers have a laugh. Capers go on a run with two threes and a Paris Carter dunk to push the lead to 56-33. Scott calls a timeout as a Chocolate Milk ad pops up on the scoreboard. In my experience drinking chocolate milk before a basketball game is trouble, but hey, maybe that’s why I’m writing and not playing. Back in the court Yoos is being a beast on the boards but LU’s shots don’t fall. Burrows comes back with a baseline floater for Cape Breton. Carter feeds Yoos down low and he draws the foul. It’s about time as Yoos attempted on one field goal in the first half. Yoos hits one FT then takes a seat on the bench as McIntosh comes in for more burn. Carter with an uncharacteristically sloppy entry pass for the turnover. Nice board for McIntosh – he’s really working hard out there. JJ hits a three but Cape Breton gets two back. Great fake spin by McIntosh but his low hook shot is blocked from the weak side. On the next possession, McIntosh finds space in the lane and gets it to a wide-open Thomson for a nice mid-range jumper. The teams are trading baskets right now. Hornby is fouled on the fastbreak but misses both free throw. Yoos grabs huge one-handed rebound and follows. Back on D, McIntosh then Yoos get blocks but Hornby is called for the foul as he hustles after the loose ball. After some FTs it’s 64-41 Capers. Bonus situation now for both teams as Cam is fouled and hits both from the line. Turnover for Lakehead but Carter responds with a huge block from the behind followed by a pull-up three from Hornby. Capers throw up an air ball and the LU fans let them hear it. Back the other way the buzzer goes off for no reason as Carter responds with a running hook in reaction to the noise. An understandable miss but Lakehead gets it back with 1.6 seconds for the baseline inbounds. Yoos gets a clear look from 12 feet but it rattles off the rim as time expires. Capers 66 Thunderwolves 47 at the end of three.