Saturday, November 27, 2010

'Wolves Fall to Top Ranked Carleton

The #1 ranked Carleton Ravens finished the first half a perfect 8-0 with a 75-49 victory over a cold shooting Thunderwolves team. Carleton jumped out to a 15-11 1st quarter and 35-21 half-time lead and pulled away in the 4th quarter to send the 'Wolves home with a 6-2 first semester record. Sophomore post Tyson Hinz lead the way with 18 points and 8 rebounds with 5 assists. Lakehead's bigs were in early foul trouble as a result of 3 offensive foul calls in the first 5 minutes. Freshman Philip Scrub continued his strong play going for 15 points. Lakehead's only double digit scorer was Ben Johnson who hit on 3 of 5 for 11 points.
The most obvious weakness in the Lakehead performance was their lack of ability to knock down open looks. The team went 15-52 (28%) for the game and a miserable 14-27 from the FT line.

"In order to compete with a team like Carleton, one has to knock down open looks and stick to a defensive gameplan. We had tough luck finishing inside and rushed shots from 3. We also did a terrible job with our defensive gameplan as our execution floundered throughout the game. We worked hard at times but did not 'work smart' enough to win this game. Carleton outplayed us and showed us how far we have to go to be a contender in March."
- Coach Morrison on the game tonight.

"A 6-2 interlock record is nothing to sneeze at. However only 1 or 2 games separates 2nd from 8th in our league. December will be a big month for us to re-group, work on our execution and get set for a tough 7 week OUA West schedule were every night is up for grabs."
-Coach Morrison on the 1st semester.

No comments:

Post a Comment