LU Men Victorious 92-61 Over Wesmen
The LU men's basketball team did not disappoint the Thunderdome fans on Saturday night, thrashing Winnipeg 92-61. It was a great gift for fans to wrap up Lakehead Athletics Homecoming Weekend with.
From the opening tip, Ben Johnson was taking it to Winnipeg, scoring 12 of LU's 18 opening quarter points. Although LU trailed 19-18 after ten minutes, they would pick it up in the second frame, outscoring the Wesmen 26-8 in the Q to establish a comfortable halftime lead which would not be threatened.
Ben Johnson would finish with 29 points and 5 rebounds on 8 of 14 shooting (7 of 8 free throws). All Lakehead players would score in this affair, including Kapuskasing Ontario's very own Nathan Wainwright, who went 4 of 4 from downtown. As a team the Pack shot 41%, compared to Winnipeg's 32%.
Winnipeg's leaders were Andrew Cunninham with 12 points and 4 assists and Kelvin Smith with 11 points.
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