Friday, October 4, 2013

'Wolves Open Season with Win over Algoma U

Media Release
Lakehead University Athletics Department
Men's Hoops Win 79-54 Over Algoma
October 3, 2013 — Thunder Bay, Ont.
The men's basketball team began their John Zanatta Invitational with a 79-54 win over the Algoma Thunderbirds.

The game presented the newest member of the OUA in Algoma University, who will play in the OUA East division. This weekend will give them an opportunity to see what CIS competition is all about, as Lakehead gave them a lesson in the Thunderdome on Thursdayevening, jumping out to a 21-8 lead after ten minutes.

The T-Wolves would cruise from there, using the opportunity to get their bevy of new players some court time. Lakehead led 39-22 at the half.

Veteran Dwayne Harvey led all scorers with 17 points to go with 9 rebounds, and showed himself as an emerging floor leader for Lakehead's new look team. Freshman Henry Tan scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Lakehead out-rebounded Algoma 48-23.

For the Thunderbirds, A.J. Barber led with 12 points while Jimmy Bilenga scored 9.

Coach Scott Morrison:

"While it wasn't pretty, it was great to get on the floor competing against a different team. I was pleased with our hustle at times but disappointed in the execution of our game plan. Our young players have to learn that executing a game will give you a chance to win against the tougher teams."

Algoma will play the Brandon Bobcats tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

The Lakehead men continue play tomorrow evening at 8:00pm against the Winnipeg Wesmen.

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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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