Friday, March 2, 2012

Wolves Take one on Chin in Waterloo

The Ryerson Rams put on a transition display and the Lakehead Thunderwolves picked a bad time to have possibly their worst performance of the season in the OUA Final Four semi-final.
Ryerson jumped out to a 13-0 lead to start the game and never looked back. Lakehead had 5 good minutes of play to end the second quarter and bring the game within 11 points.
To start the third quarter Ryerson came out and hit 4 threes including a bank from the top-of-the-key from Aaron Best who had a game high 26 on 11-14 shooting.

The story of the game aside from the score was the shooting percentages from each team.
Ryerson shot a blistering 9-16 from 3pt land and 36-66 (56.3%) overall from the field.
Lakehead shot a dismal 21.9% from 3pt land and only 34.6 overall from the field.

LU outrebounded Ryerson 15-6 on the O glass but did a poor job of converting second chances:

Coach Morrison on the loss:
We took a beating from a team who came out to play harder tonight. Shooting was a major factor in the game but so was shot selection. Our poor shot selection in the first half and lack of ball movement led to transition opportunities and easy buckets for Ryerson who excels in the open court. Credit to the Ryerson coaches and players for stepping up when it truly counted. Our only hope is that we can go into the Nationals through the back door with a wild card. We will need some help to get that opportunity but we will be ready to make the most of it should it occur.

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