Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lakehead Hosts Western to Open OUA West Schedule

From SID Hugh Mullally

The men's team look to improve on their 7-1 record (2nd in OUA West) against the 3-5 Western Mustangs.

Key Players for Western:

#1 option is Ryan Barbeau, who is a good outside shooter and gets to the FT line and attacks off the bounce;
#2 option is Peter Scholtes. Big man who can put it on the floor from the high post area, bang down low and step out to the 3pt line and knock down shots.
Adam Jesperson has been hurt and is unknown as to his status.

Coach Scott Morrison, whose team went 3-0 over the Christmas break in Montreal, is looking for his team to get back to league play at their usual high standard of play:

"We experienced both good and bad moments on the court in Montreal, but at the end of the day we had three tough games that have hopefully helped prepare us for the 'real games' starting this Friday night. Like the rest of our conference, Western is a real tough team that executes well and has a couple of all-star caliber players in Barbeau and Scholtes. It is tough to contain those to guys let alone without worrying about their teammates who seem to all be able to knock down the 3 and finish around the hoop in transition. We are going to have to execute on both ends of the floor to put ourselves in a position to win in crunch time."

Game times are Friday and Saturday @ 8 pm.

Game coverage will be available on SSN Canada ( and CILU, 102.7 FM.

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