Thursday, February 24, 2011

Play-Off Preview

Gametime is 7:00PM.
A sell-out is expected but tickets may still be available by calling the LU Field House.

Below is the weekly preview from Lakehead SID Hugh Mullally - The Hugh-man highlight reel.

Men's Match-up

The men's match up against Western will be a re-match against the team that Lakehead played in their final regular season game, which they lost in London. Exacting revenge and re-asserting some respect on their home court will no doubt be on the minds of Lakehead's line-up, and was confirmed by veteran point guard Jamie Searle in a casual interview earlier this week. The weekend loss to Western caused Lakehead to drop in the national rankings from 6 to 7 this past week. Andrew Wedemire, Western's veteran post,

Last Match-up Results

Lakehead split the season series with Western just one week ago in London, winning the first game 85-75, in a game that Western rested their starters, followed by a loss on Saturday night, 73-59, as Western got 24 points and 15 rebounds from veteran Andrew Wedemire in his final game at Alumni Hall. Both games saw Lakehead struggle to get much flow from their offense, which might have been attributed to Jamie Searle picking up early fouls in both contests in London. Greg Carter had 15 points in the win, while Cam Hornby had 15 points in the losing campaign. Guard Venzal Russell struggled from the floor all weekend, and is determined to pick up his game on Saturday night.

Coach Morrison's Message:

"Western is a veteran team that looks to beat you on execution and persistent post play. Both teams will have recent experience to draw on as we faced each other last week. We are working hard this week to improve our own execution and hopefully make some adjustments to improve on our defensive game plan as well. Most importantly we want to go out and give the maximum effort for our fans that have supported us all season long - we need to have the best "6th man" in the nation one more time on Saturday night."

Games can also be watched on SSN Canada, , and heard locally on LU Radio, 102.7 FM.

Hugh Mullally
Sports Information Director
Lakehead University Athletics
Office: 807 766 7157
Fax: (807) 343-8203

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