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Lakehead falls in consolation final

Losing isn’t something the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team is used to enduring. Falling twice in a row is almost unheard of the past two seasons.
Losing isn’t something the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team is used to enduring.

Falling twice in a row is almost unheard of the past two seasons.

But on Thursday night, that’s just what they did, dropping an 83-78 decision to the University of Manitoba in the consolation match of the Wesman Classic, hosted by the University of Winnipeg.

The Wolves, who trailed by as much as 20 points in the third quarter, narrowed the gap to three points with 30 seconds to go, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Ryan Thompson was LU’s top scorer, hitting for 23 points and grabbing six rebounds in the process.

Yoosrie Salhia had a season-high 17 boards to go with 11 points.

Sean Maxwell was the top Bisons performer, netting 21.
The Wolves were just 7-for-14 from the line.

LU coach Scott Morrison was not impressed.

"I was quite disappointed with how we came out to start this game. We missed assignments and got outworked the entire second half. Sure we made a strong run to come back but good teams come to play every day and that is something we have to get in the habit of. Now it’s time for the real action to get going and we have work to do," Morrison said in a release.
The Wolves open second-half play next weekend on the road against Guelph. They return to Thunder Bay the following weekend for a pair against Laurier.


Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with TBNewsWatch.com since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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