Four OUA Universities Visiting Thunderdome This Weekend
THUNDER BAY, ON -
The Thunderdome will be the place to get your sports fix this weekend, as the men's and women's basketball teams prepare to host U of T and Ryerson (Friday and Saturday, 6 & 8 pm), while the women's volleyball team continue their hunt for win #1 of the regular season versus Windsor and Western (Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm). Rounding out the varsity schedule is the men's wrestling competing at the U of T Open in Toronto on Saturday.
Men's Basketball (2-0)
Coach Scott Morrison sums up the weekend's challenges versus both teams:
"This weekend represents our toughest challenge of this young season. Toronto was one of the most talented starting line-ups in the OUA and have done a great job consistently developing their players over the years. Guards Kumar and Holmes along with bigs Wasik and Glisic are good players that improve each season. Add in a division 1 transfer in Alex Hill and this is a talented and experienced team. We are going to make an effort to slow down their ball movement and try to keep their bigs from going to work down low."
Morrison continues, "Ryerson is another talented and very athletic team. They can get up and down the floor faster than anyone we have seen this season and have the touch around the hoop to make teams pay for not getting back and being strong in transition defense. We are going to have to really work to slow down their main scoring threat Jones who represented Canada this year at the FISU and Pan Am games. In addition Ryerson really gets after the glass including #22 Stancia who had 10 offensive boards last weekend."
Injury-wise, freshmen Michael Thorne-Finch and J.R. Alexander are still both out with their respective injuries. Rookie Joey Nitychoruk missed last weekend but is hopeful for action this weekend.
Saturday night is "Back Court Club" night which includes a social at Tony and Adam's post game for Back Court Club members.