Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weekend Preview; Wolves Welcome Wesmen

Media Release
October 2, 2012
Wesmen Visit Thunderdome This Weekend

The exhibition season continues for Lakehead's basketball programs over the Thanksgiving weekend, with men's basketball entertaining the Winnipeg Wesmen at home and the women in Winnipeg at the BOB FM Shootout.

Men's Basketball

The men's basketball team's last home games of their pre-season schedule will happen Thursday and Friday evening versus the Winnipeg Wesmen. The T-Wolves took both games from the Wesmen the last time they played (Homecoming 2011) by scores of 80-68 and 92-61. With some new faces on both teams, this year's matchup between Lakehead and Winnipeg will be another opportunity for younger Thunderwolves to get some run in the Thunderdome, and for Winnipeg to try and exact some revenge after last year's defeats.

Coach Scott Morrison is glad to have another pre-season home game in front of the best fans in the country, as he mentions, "We are fortunate to get back-to-back weekends at home during non-conference play and are going to be working hard to not disappoint our home fans after such a great atmosphere they provided us with to start the season last weekend." He continues, "Winnipeg is a well coached team with some developing players that are out to make a jump up the ladder this season. It will be a good test for us to see if we can improve some areas of weakness that showed versus Brandon and also remain consistent with some of our strengths. Each weekend gets tougher from here on out and it is important we establish that we too will get better as a team each time out."

Nate Wainwright - Doubtful
Brendan King - Out 

Game time is 7pm EST, Thursday and Friday evening in the Thunderdome. Games will be webcast on SSN Canada.

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