Friday, March 9, 2012

Championship Dreams Dashed by Cascades

The Lakehead Thunderwolves "best-ever" regular season did not end in historic fashion as the team fell short today versus the #5 ranked Fraser Valley Cascades.

The half-time score was 34-29 Cascades. A third quarter run and seven missed free-throws gave the cascades a double-digit lead going into the fourth. Some key steals and transition buckets brought the 'Wolves within single digits on more than one occasion but the Cascades always had an answer with a key basket to thwart the LU runs.

UFV was led by Sheldon Bjorgaard who came off the bench to hit 5 of 6 three point shots and 4-4 free throws to go with 7 rebounds. Lakehead was led by Joseph Jones who hustled for 20 points on 6-16 shooting and 10 rebounds.

The biggest stat was in shooting percentage with UFV finishing to a tune of 44% while LU struggled shooting 31% from both two and three point range.

The team is now regulated to the consolation side of the draw and will play for pride tomorrow at 11am eastern versus Acadia.

Coach Morrison on the win:
I am proud of the effort from the team tonight. We all know that we could have cut down on our defensive mistakes and knocked a few more shots down, but each player and staff member gave their best effort today and all week in preparation. We were ready to play, we played hard but Fraser Valley got the job done a little better today - credit and respect to Coach Craddock and his tough players.

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