Friday, January 13, 2012

Lakehead Hits Road to Face #7 Laurier

From SID Hugh Mullally

Scott Morrison's troops will have to pack a lunch with them this weekend, as they put their 9-1 record on the line against 'Pistol' Pete Campbell's 9-1 Laurier Golden Hawks, as both teams vie for top spot in the OUA West.

Laurier is led by outside shooters Max Allin and Kale Harrison, while forwards Matt Buckley and Patrick Donnelly provide tough checks in the paint for Lakehead posts. Laurier's high-octane offense, which typically scores in the 80's, has produced 100+ point games this season. It will be key for Lakehead to control the flow of the game with their defense and not get into a shootout, especially on the second night when the 'Wolves' legs will likely be more fatigued. That being said, the bench has proven themselves capable of stepping up when called upon by Morrison to make stops and execute down the stretch.

Coach Morrison's focus is on transition defense and controlling the glass:

"This weekend brings the toughest back-to-back games we have played on the road this season. Laurier has many weapons on the floor and play well together- our first priorities for the weekend include finding Laurier's snipers in transition as well as giving our best effort of the 2nd half on the boards."

Game times Friday and Saturday are 8 pm.

Webcasts of the games @ Laurier are available at :

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