Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lakehead Sweeps Brock - Clinches OUA West Regular Season Title

The Lakehead Thunderwolves clinched their second consecutive OUA West regular season title with a convincing 90-42 win over the Brock Badgers. Lakehead tightened up their defensive rotations tonight and were helped by some cold Badger shooting. Leading 21-6 after the first quarter the Thunderwolves won all four quarters and pulled away early in the third.

Adam Johnson lead the 'Wolves with 23 points and 12 rebounds while Venzal Russell completed a strong weekend notching a second consecutive double-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals. Matthew Schmidt had 11 and 7 rebounds and Ben Johnson had 10 points and 7 rebounds.

The lone Badger to score in double-figures was Michael Williams with 16 points. Lakehead was 10-22 from 3pt land and forced 21 turnovers.

Coach Morrison on the Win:
I thought it was one of our better defensive efforts of the season and it was good to get ten guys in the game for some good minutes. To go deep in the play-offs we will need a sound defensive effort and a team effort from our starters and bench. Tonight was a good start towards working toward that goal and now our goal will be to remain focused for our final two regular season games vs Guelph to finish strong.

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