The Thunderwolves rode a 37-12 half-time lead to a 75-41 victory tonight in chilly Thunder Bay.
Lakehead's shooting was also a little below temperature with 10-30 from behind the arc (Ryan Thomson 3-5) and only 3-6 from the free throw line. The team did, however, do a good job on the glass earning 17 offensive rebounds (Brendan King / Joe Jones 5 each). RMC's 5 O boards came all in the first half.
Joe Jones (Jr. Washington, D.C) was Lakehead's top player tonight working his way to 10 points 12 rebounds 6 assists and 3 steals with 0 turn overs in 17 minutes of play. Matt Schmidt and Jamie Searle also had 10 points in a balanced scoring attack.
Gavin Viray-Cox did a good job handling Lakehead's ball pressure all night finishing with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists to lead RMC. Jordan Wilson hit two 3's in the 4th which saw RMC finish 21-14 in the final frame.
"We were generally pleased with the overall defensive effort for the first 30 minutes but at the same time were looking for a more consistent effort 1 thur 12 in the lineup for the complete game. Tonight JJ (Jones) showed us why he comes through in big games late in the season - because he comes to play 100% for every game. We need everyone feeding off his energy tomorrow night."
Lakehead welcomes Queen's to the Thunderdome for an 8pm matchup.
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