Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lakehead Finishes Regular Season with Sweep of Guelph

From the desk of SID Hugh Mullally

Media Release


February 18, 2012

Men's Basketball Make OUA West History


With their 88-67 victory on Saturday evening over the visiting Guelph Gryphons, the men's basketball team finish their regular season with a record of 20-2, the best ever in OUA West since the beginning of 'interlock' play between the OUA East and West conferences (13 years ago). Prior to this year three teams had finished 19-3.

Lakehead and Guelph came out looking to finish their seasons strong, with Guelph anxious to qualify for playoffs, and the T-Wolves looking for another game of solid play and preparation for playoffs.

Ryan Thomson led the 'Wolves with 22 points (4-6 from three) and Matt Schmidt had a season-high 19 points ant 3 rebounds. Venzal Russell had 18 points with 5 assists and 3 steals. Greg Carter had an impressive 8-8-8 line in points, assists and rebounds.

Guelph got production from Dan McCarthy with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Aron Campbell had 13 points and 6 assists.

Coach Scott Morrison:

"It was great to finish off the season with two strong wins against an always tough Guelph team. We put forth a great regular season that we can be proud of later on in life. However right now we must get ourselves ready for the post-season. That includes working to improve and prepare this week in practice as well as doing our best to get our wounds licked and healthy as possible for next week."

Lakehead will get a first round bye next Wednesday, and will play against the lowest remaining seed at home on Saturday, February 25 at 7 pm in the Thunderdome.

Hugh Mullally
Sports Information Director
Lakehead University Athletics

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