Hawks soar past Wolves
The No. 6 Thunderwolves men’s basketball team found out what it’s like to be the hunted, Friday night, as the Laurier Golden Hawks sunk their talons into Lakehead, winning 69-59 at Waterloo, Ontario.
The No. 6 Thunderwolves men’s basketball team found out what it’s like to be the hunted, Friday night, as the Laurier Golden Hawks sunk their talons into Lakehead, winning 69-59 at Waterloo, Ontario. The loss drops Lakehead to 9-2, two points up on second place Windsor in the OUA West Division. Laurier takes a step closer to the .500 mark as they improve to 5-6 and are in sixth.
Laurier went on a 21-9 second quarter run that proved to be the difference in a game that saw the Thunderwolves’ usual team balance disappear. Sophomore post Yoosrie Salhia (Toronto) scored 22 points with nine rebounds to lead the charge, with fellow sophomore Brendan King adding 11 as the lone ‘Wolves to score in double figures.
The Hawks Maxwell Allin caught fire with 20 points, including six three-pointers. The freshman wing added eight rebounds and four assists; also a team highs. Travis Berry netted 13 points in the win.
“Credit to Laurier for playing tough on the boards and doing a great job keeping us from getting good looks,” said Thunderwolves head coach Scott Morrison. “ On our end I feel we lost this game in practice all week by taking a lacklustre effort toward the fundamentals and execution of our game plan. Laurier came out wanting the win more than us and, as is usually the case - that is what happened. We have to do a better job running our offence and rebounding tomorrow night."
Laurier outrebounded Lakehead 42-36 and 13-9 on the offensive glass while their 8-20 three-point shooting effort to Lakehead’s 3-20 sparked the win.
The Thunderwolves will look for the series split Saturday night at Laurier. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.