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MBB: Mustangs send LU back to the loss column

Marko Kovac scores 26 to lead Western back above .500 with nine-point victory.
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Mor Menashe
Lakehead's Mor Menashe (rignt), vaults past Ottawa's Gage Sabean on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com).

LONDON, Ont. – New coach Ryan Thomson’s still got some work to do.

A strong start on Friday night quickly disintegrated in the second and third quarter as the Lakehead Thunderwolves bid for their second victory of the season – and second win in a row – was denied on the road against the host Western Mustangs (7-6).

Led by Marko Kovac’s 26-point effort, the Mustangs bounced back from a six-point deficit after the opening quarter, outscored the Wolves by 12 in the second and went on to down their OUA West opponent 84-75.

Mor Menashe topped Lakehead (1-12) with 22 points. Quincy Johnson had 11, the lone other Lakehead player to hit double digits.

All 12 LU players scored as Thomson stretched his bench in his third game at the helm after taking over from Manny Furtado after the Christmas break.