Venzal Russell had a solid game for Lakehead dropping 23 points on 10-21 shooting. Russell added 13 rebounds 8 assists and 5 steals.
Playing without Yoosrie Salhia and Brendan King, who have logged the majority of the minutes at the "5" spot this year, the 'Wolves received excellent production from Matthew Schmidt (17 points / 8 rebounds) and Adam Johnson (15 points on 7-12 shooting). Ben Johnson was also in double-figures dropping 12 points and 3 assists in 39 minutes of play.
Brock was led by Andrew Ferguson who had 19 and 6 rebounds as well as a huge game from Mark Gibson who returned from injury to score 17 and grab 16 rebounds. Tshing Kasamba had 15 points and 8 rebounds and Andrew Kraus had 11.
Coach Morrison on the win:
On the one hand we played hard and received some good production from our bench 'bigs' in the absence on Salhia and King. On the other hand we had the chance to put Brock away in the 2nd half and let them back in the game with sloppy transition defense and some poor turnovers. We also gave Brock some good looks on penetration kick-outs by being a little slow on our rotations. Brock is short-handed but the guys they have out there are very talented and can shoot the ball - we have to do a better job getting back on D and containing middle penetration tomorrow night.
The two teams meet again tomorrow night at 8pm. The game is apparently not webcast - possibly due to Brock's use of HD quality equipment - however the quality of the game film for the coaches will be top notch.