The Thunderwolves welcome the Windsor Lancers to the Thunderdome this weekend for a pair of OUA West conference games. Windsor and Lakehead enter the weekend tied atop the OUA West at 11-3. Windsor is ranked #7 in the nation while Lakehead is currently two spots behind at 9th in the nation. Game time for both is 8pm.
Friday is "Think Pink" night and Saturday is the first Shelter House donation night.
Below is Hugh "You better kick in some $ for me to wear pink" Mullally's take on the weekend series.
Once again this year, Lakehead has set the stage for a battle with Windsor for OUA West dominance. While the graduation of Nigel Johnson-tyghter has brought some relief to the relatively under-sized LU lineup, Windsor still possess many offensive weapons to be wary of. Enter Isaac Kuon, Monty Hardware and Andre Smyth, three 5th year seniors that have the athleticism to run with Lakehead, and in the case of Smyth and Kuon, significant size over their Thunderwolf counterparts. Kuon is currently averaging 19.3 PPG, while 6'8" sophomore Lien Philip has been holding down the rebounds for Windsor at a rate of 10.1 per game to go with 12.4 PPG.
Last Match-up Results
Last year Lakehead split the season series with the Lancers, winning the first game 89-87 in overtime, as Jamie Searle scored 29 (including 7 threes) to Isaac Kuon's 26. On the Saturday LU lost badly by a score of 87-65, with Kuon scoring 24, and Searle being held scoreless. The two teams met again in the OUA West Finals in Windsor's St. Denis Centre, with Windsor winning convincingly 87-66; Kuon went for 23 while Searle had 13.
Coach Morrison's Message:
"We have worked hard for 9 months to put ourselves in this position with a month to go in the season. An OUA Championship cannot be won or lost this weekend, but both teams have an opportunity to put themselves in the drivers seat down the stretch."
Game times are 6 and 8pm, Friday and Saturday night at the Thunderdome.
Games can also be watched on SSN Canada, www.ssncanada.ca/games , and heard locally on LU Radio, 102.7 FM.