Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thunderwolves Finish 2-0 Vs Cougars with 88-64 Win

The Thunderwolves used a 16-8 2nd quarter to regain the lead for good tonight in front of a capacity crowd, including a packed student's section. Regina led 21-20 after the first stanza on the strength of early 3pt shots by freshman Brendan Herbert and some erratic Lakehead ball control. In the second quarter LU point guard Greg Carter answered with a pair of his own three-balls and the team played it's best defense of the weekend holding Regina to 8 points.
In the second half, Lakehead's big men did a more respectable job on the glass, and the team was able to get some second chance points to build a 3rd quarter lead before a 28 point outburst in the 4th to put the game away.
The team again went 15 deep with Ryan Thomson being the only Wolf held off the score sheet but he led the team with 8 rebounds. Venzal Russell had what the coaching staff hopes will become a typical well-rounded game with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists in 22 minutes. Greg Carter added 13 and 4 steals and Cameron Hornby finished a solid weekend with 12 points, his second straight game in double figures.
Regina's Paul Gareau capped a strong weekend with 15 and 5 rebounds while Darius Mole had 9 on 4-8 shooting.
As a team Lakehead shot 11-31 from 3pt land and out rebounded Regina 49-35 (19-17 Offensive). Lakehead shot better from the line tonight (13-17) but committed 24 turnovers.
*Coach Morrison's note - 24 was at more like 30 with generous stat-keeping

"We are feeling encouraged by our weekend performance but realize we have a long way to go before we are at our best over an extended period of time in a game. We showed good flashes on D this weekend but need overall improvement in rebounding, ball control and many other aspects. Regina played tough and rebounded the ball well all-weekend, I was happy with our second half effort today to out-rebound them in crunch time." -Scott Morrison

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