The Lakehead Men's Basketball Thunderwolves capped a solid weekend sweep at home beating a tired Laurentian Voyageurs squad 87-50. Lakehead head Laurentian to 24 first half points and then stymied Laurentian to 6 points in the 3rd quarter to pull away.
Venzal Russell and Joseph Jones again led the scoring load with 15 points each while Yoosrie Salhia added his first double-double of the OUA season with 11 points and 13 rebounds in 20 minutes played. Mike Hull finished off a good weekend leading Laurentian with 11 points.
Lakehead shot well from the 3pt line going 15-39 from beyond the arc and helped their cause by grabbing 14 offensive boards (6 from Salhia) to Laurentian's 10 second chance points.
The 'Wolves were no doubt aided by a weary opponent that spent half of the day dealing with airport delays.
"After preaching defensive improvement all week, we are happy with the effort our guys put out on that end of the floor. We have lots of work to do but obviously anytime you get a convincing victory against a good team like Laurentian we will count our blessings and look toward our next opponents - RMC and Queen's next week."
-Scott Morrison on Saturday's Win.