Friday, November 12, 2010

Lakehead Wins Thunderdome Opener

The Lakehead Thunderwolves jumped out to a 28-9 first quarter lead and maintained the advantage throughout most of the game, finishing with the win 89-58. Back to back threes from junior point guard Greg Carter led to an 8-0 run to start the game. Carter soon picked up his second foul five minutes into the game, when fellow junior Ben Johnson (Pictou NS) picked up where Carter left off hitting a pair of threes of his own en route to 8 points in 20 points for the game. Venzal Russell started the game off with 1 of several slashing buckets on his way to leading the game in scoring with 18 and 4 boards.
Carter and Johnson combined to hold York all-star guard David Tyndale to 11 points on 3-13 shooting with 6 turnovers. Carter and Johnson had 3 and 2 steals respectively.
In the paint York's 6'10 (11?) Dejan Kravic displayed his usual all-around game leading the way for all bigs with 14 points 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. For Lakehead Ryan Thomson with 11 and Jamie Searle with 10 were also in double figures. Brendan King had a game high 10 rebounds.

"We were happy with an improved defensive effort tonight, but more importantly have to shift focus immediately to a dangerous Laurentian team. They have a number of weapons and an increased athleticism to go with an always consistent work ethic. We were able to spread minutes around and save some legs tonight so we have no excuses heading into Saturday"
- Coach Morrison on the weekend half-time

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