Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lakehead Beats Guelph 71-63 to Complete Sweep

The Lakehead Thunderwolves again battled a hard-nosed Guelph squad for 40 minutes, pulling away in the third quarter before allowing Guelph back in the game for the deciding 4th quarter.
Guelph's young perimeter had a great game as all four of their guards scored in double figures led by MIke Petrella who had a stand-out game finishing with 18 points and 5 assists. George Mason again scored in double figures with 10 and Drew Morris was 3-4 from 3pt range for 13.
Lakehead's victory came on the strength of 20 offensive rebounds to make up for some poor outside shooting (7-27 from 3pt range).
Yoosrie Salhia was again a leader with his 5th straight double double (11 points 13 rebounds) and Venzal Russell had some great hustle to pick up 17 points and 6 rebounds (5 offensive). Ryan Thomson completed a great weekend scoring 13 points and adding 8 rebounds with 0 turnovers. Greg Carter shot 3-6 from 3pt range to finish with 11 points.

"Yet again we had to scramble to beat a tough Guelph team that did not give up and kept coming at us 100% for 40 minutes. I thought our rebounding was the difference tonight as 20 offensive boards made up for missing 20 3pt shots. We have to regroup and start getting prepared to host a hot shooting Laurier team that attempted to break the scoreboard tonight."

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