Monday, February 11, 2013

'Wolves Finish With Split vs. Windsor - Final Conference Games @ McMaster This Weekend

Media Release
February 9, 2013
Lancers Frustrate T-Wolves, Win 64-56
The men's basketball team struggled to find their shooting touch against a hard-nosed Windsor defense, losing 64-56 on Saturday evening.

Windsor fought hard from the get go to avenge their loss the previous evening, holding a 20-18 edge after 10 minutes of play. In the second quarter, the T-Wolves' offensive output was severely limited, scoring only 8 points to the Lancers 16.

Halftime score was 36-26 Lancers. 

In the third, Lakehead got their offense running again, with a string of plays including a Ryan Thomson 3, followed by a Yoosria Salhia blocked shot and Greg Carter transition lay-up to close the gap to 38-33. That momentum would be snuffed out by the Lancers, but not responded to on the offensive end as Lakehead out-scored the Lancers 10-7 in the 3rd Q.

In the final quarter the Lancers would hit clutch three pointers, courtesy of Enrico Diloreto and Michael Petrella, the second of which came with under 2 minutes to play to give the Lancers a 63-56 lead and effectively terminating any Lakehead comeback.

Lakehead was led by Yoosrie Salhia with 16 points and 15 rebounds, followed by Matt Schmidt with 14, who shot a perfect 4-4 from downtown and grabbed 7 rebounds. Ryan Thomson added 10 points in the loss.

Top scorer for the Lancers was Diloreto with 22, while Lien Phillip scored 8 points with 11 rebounds.

Coach Scott Morrison:

"Windsor played tough tonight. They got exactly what they wanted from their full court pressure in the form of turnovers and indecision from our backcourt. I was pleased with our effort but our execution did not match Friday's results. It's all about next week right now and working hard to get one more W."

Prior to the game Lakehead honoured it's 6 graduating seniors, Ben Johnson, Yoosrie Salhia, Brendan King, Greg Carter, Matt Schmidt and Joseph Jones. They were all presented with framed jerseys.

Hugh Mullally
Sports Information Director
Lakehead University Athletics
Office: 807 766 7157

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