Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lakehead Finishes Zanatta Games at 2-1 with Victory over Brandon

Media Release
Lakehead University Athletics Department
T-Wolves Finish Weekend Strong
Thunderwolves win 84-69 against a gritty Brandon Bobcat team
October 5, 2013 — Thunder Bay, Ont.
The men's basketball team ended their John Zanatta invitational on a winning note, 84-69 over the Brandon Bobcats.

Very little came easy for the 'Wolves in the early going. It was clear that the rookie-stacked roster still had some soul searching to do, with the Bobcats leading 21-19 after ten minutes, which included 2 technical fouls being assessed to Brandon players for on-court chicanery.

Lakehead did make up the ground in the 2nd quarter to lead 38-34 at the break.

Brandon's swift group of athletes were a handful for Lakehead defenders, most notably Kenonte Ramsey, who scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including some late three's that made things interesting for the capacity Thunderdome crowd.

After making runs to establish double-digit leads in the 3rd and 4th quarters, Lakehead's defense broke down repeatedly, which wasn't helped by costly turnovers in the open court leading to lay-ups and open three-pointers for Brandon. The Bobcats narrowed the T-Wolf lead to 74-69 with two such consecutive plays, only to have Lakehead push back in the final minutes on a 10-0 run of their own to close out the game.

Brandon's other top scorers were Emerick Ravier with 11 points and 5 rebounds, while Ilarion Bonhomme made 5 assists with 9 points.

For the 'Wolves, Henry Tan led with 19 points (8-9 FT) and fellow guard Dwayne Harvey scored 15 points with 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Jamar Coke scored 13 points, including some clutch 3-pointers down the stretch.

Lakehead made 23 of 28 free throw attempts, compared to Brandon's 6 of 12.

Coach Scott Morrison:

"After a disappointing loss yesterday I was pleased with the way our young team bounced back today and made a better effort to execute the game plan. Kudos to Jamar Coke, Henry Tan and Anthony McIntosh for bouncing back after a rough outing Friday. Everyone contributed to a team win today, it was a good way to finish this segment of the pre-season."

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MEDIA:  For more information, or to request an interview, please contact Lakehead Sports Information Director, Hugh Mullally, at (807) 766-7157, or
Lakehead University’s Athletics Department features a comprehensive Campus Recreation program across both its Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario campuses. Working hard to promote a healthy and active campus lifestyle, Campus Recreation provides a great selection of outdoor and indoor intramurals with its C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse (containing a 15,000 square foot Thunderdome gymnasium, state-of-the-art Wolves' Den fitness centre, 50-metre eight-lane swimming pool, cardio room, Kinesiology labs, squash court, and change rooms complete with saunas) and the 50,000 square foot ‘Hangar’ building (an athletic facility home to a 200-metre track, pro-grade artificial turf field, climbing wall, weight training, aerobic and cardio areas, as well as the University’s Sports Medicine Clinic) .

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