Lakehead's defense has made positive strides since the pre-season and again was a factor tonight holding Queen's to single digit scoring in the first and third quarters. Lakehead's offense sputtered tonight at times in the form of 23 turnovers and some poor decision making off the dribble.
A balanced scoring attack was led by Ryan Thomson (Sophomore Oakville, ON) who led the team with 14 points on 5-11 shooting. Ben Johnson (Junior Pictou, NS) added 13 on the strength of 3-3 from long range. Yoosrie Salhia (Junior Toronto, ON) led the way in the paint with 14 points and 6 rebounds while Joseph Jones (Junior Washington DC) again led all players in rebounding with 7.
Dan Bannister of Queen's has shown in the last three weeks he is a potential all-star in the OUA East and led Queen's with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Tim Boyle had 13.
"We were pleased that we took care of business the last 2 weeks and are heading to Ottawa on a winning note. That being said we were not satisfied with our all around play; had Queen's shot the ball better our mistakes tonight would have been more costly. We have to put together 4 straight good practices this week to try and be at our best against the two of the toughest teams we will play all season in Carleton and Ottawa U"
- Coach Morrison