Thursday, October 14, 2010

'Wolves Ripped Apart by Tigers

The Dalhousie Tigers took advantage of some soft first half defense from the Lakehead Thunderwolves to jump out to a 24-16 1st quarter and 47-30 half-time lead. Joe Schow led the Tigers in the first half shooting 9-9 from the field for 20 first half points.
Lakehead came out strong in the 3rd quarter for their only good defensive quarter of the game and brought the score to 60-52 at the beginning of the final frame. In crunch time transfer guard Juleous Grant turned it on and hit 3 tough baskets from different areas on the court to keep the Tigers comfortably ahead.
Schow was the game's high scorer with 24 points 11 rebounds while Grant added 20 points on 7-14 shooting from the field. William Yengue had 14 points and 4 rebounds in 16 minutes of play for the Tigers.
Venzal Russell had 18, Ryan Thomson 12 and Matthew Schmidt 10. The Thunderwolves shot 11-30 from three point range to Dalhousie's 4-9. However the story for the second straight game was Lakehead's inability to cut down on deep penetration leading to opponent's free throws. Dalhousie was 18-40 from the FT line to Lakehead's 4-11. In two losses on this trip L.U. has been out shot 58-90 to 15-31 from the FT line.

"Credit to a strong Dalhousie team that came out firing on all cylinders and caught us flat footed in the first quarter. We are getting fouls too far away from the basket that is resulting in early bonus situations for the opponent. We have to do a better job keeping our hands off and moving our feet to make the opponent's shots a little tougher than free throws."

"Dalhousie offers a very tough back-court matchup. With Farine and Grant, a top player is always drawing a team's 2nd or 3rd best defender making them tough to match up with. With such a great back court it will be very tough to beat Dal when they have their bigs playing well as they did tonight."

"We have to re-group for another tough one at Acadia tomorrow. Acadia has one of the best young teams in the country and we have to be at our all around best to try and compete for a W down in Wolfville."

- Coach Scott Morrison

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