Saturday, February 8, 2014

'Wolves Drop Tight ONe to Laurier. Game 2 Tonight

Media Release
Lakehead University Athletics Department
T-Wolves Trapped by Hawks, 93-88
February 7, 2014 — Waterloo, Ont.
The men's basketball team came up short on Friday evening, losing a 93-88 decision to the Laurier Golden Hawks.

The 'Wolves found themselves down 2 at halftime (42-40) against the home side, and came out of the locker room with some fire, rolling off 11 straight points to begin the second half.

The Golden Hawks, while not stingy defenders, can put up points in a hurry, and responded in kind with a run of their own to draw things even at 64 heading into the final quarter of play.

Lakehead was in the game until the final 4 minutes, when costly turnovers against Laurier's 1-2-2 half court press effectively sunk the S.S. Thunderwolf.

Some late game heroics by Lakehead would save some hope in the final 20 seconds, but veteran Laurier shooters would seal the game from the free throw line. By contrast Lakehead was it's own worst enemy at the charity stripe, hitting only 15 of 26 attempts. Laurier was 26-of-31.

Lakehead's top scorer was Henry Tan with 22 points (2-of-3 3pt), while Alex Robichaud hit 3 threes en route to 17 points. Reserve post Justin Bell had a season-high 13 points with 7 rebounds.

Max Allin scored a game-high 30 points with 7 rebounds for the Golden Hawks, while Will Coulthard scored 26.

Coach Matt Erdman:

"We struggled all night to contain Max and Will and continued to turn the ball over at key moments in the 4th. We had chances but did not capitalize."
Lakehead will try and rebound tomorrow at 8:00pm against the Golden Hawks, who they are chasing in the OUA West standings.

Webcast coverage will be available via Hawks TV.

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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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