Monday, January 30, 2012

Ben Johnson Named OUA Athlete of the Week

Media Release


January 30, 2012

Ben Johnson Named OUA's Male Athlete of the Week


The OUA confirmed Lakehead Athletics' hopes on Monday afternoon, selecting Ben Johnson as the Pioneer Energy Male Athlete of the Week (week ending Jan 29).

Ben Johnson (Pictou, N.S.) had an exceptional weekend for the Lakehead Thunderwolves. The fourth year guard led his team to a critical sweep over the Windsor Lancers to remain atop the OUA West division. Johnson connected on 4-of-8 from beyond the arc on Friday evening, only to out-do himself on Saturday, hitting a whopping nine three-pointers (out of 12 attempts) in Saturday's win. Johnson was knocking them down from all over, in transition, spotting up, and in clutch moments when the Lancers were mounting an impressive rally.

Johnson's nine three's set a new Lakehead record for most three point baskets in a game. He also had two rebounds, two assists and one steal on Saturday.

Hugh Mullally
Sports Information Director
Lakehead University Athletics

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