Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lakehead Beats Brandon in Wesmen Opener

In a "team" effort that saw 12 Lakehead players hit the scoreboard, the Thunderwolves rode a hot start and consistent defense to a 93-49 win over the Brandon Bobcats in the quarter-final of the Wesmen Classic. Lakehead won all four quarters including a 22-7 1st that set the tone for the remaining 30 minutes.
Brendan King led all scorers with 21 including a 7-0 personal run late in the game which put the contest out of reach. Yoosrie Salhia had his best rebounding game of the season hauling down 16 boards in 21 minutes while Ben Johnson was the only other wolf in double-figures with 11. Ven Russell added 6 assists and 4 steals to lead both categories.
For Brandon, Kyrie Coleman had 14 points on 6-14 shooting and Nathan Grant had 8 on 3-4 shooting. After Coleman and Grant, the Bobcats struggled going a combined 10-40 from the field.
The Thunderwolves next play defending CIS champion Saskatchewan in the semi-finals at 8pm wednesday night (central time). The games are online accessible via the wesmen streaming network. (check the report at www.thunderwolves.ca for exact link).

"We were really happy with the execution and effort for a first game back after the break. We improved some aspects of our game that we had talked about in film sessions during December and must continue to focus on improving those weaknesses over the next two games in preperation for the tough OUA West schedule. We are excited to get a chance to play a top calibre team like Saskatchewan and see if we can play a consistent game over 40 minutes."

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