Wolves upend Warriors
The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team cleaned up the glass and took care of business, beating the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 79-65, Saturday night at Waterloo to earn a split of their two-game series.
The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team cleaned
up the glass and took care of business, beating the Wilfrid Laurier Golden
Hawks 79-65, Saturday night at Waterloo to earn a split of their
With the win, the ‘Wolves push their record to 10-2 and remain
one game up on the second-place Windsor Lancers in the OUA West. Laurier drops
to 5-7, tied with Brock for sixth.
Lakehead’s win was decided in the rebounding department where the ‘Wolves
held a massive 49-22 advantage; 17-5 on the offensive end. Senior guard Jamie
Searle (Belleville, Ontario) and sophomore post Yoosrie Salhia (Toronto) both
notched double-doubles with Searle putting home 12 points with 10 boards, and
Salhia going for 11 and 13.
Sophomore guards Joe Jones and Greg Carter added 14
points while post Brendan King added scored 13 with five boards.
Laurier was paced by Travis Berry’s 19 points while Maxwell Allin added
11 points and nine rebounds. Jess
MacDonald had 13 points.
"(I’m) very pleased with the effort from our guys tonight,” said
Thunderwolves head coach Scott Morrison. “We did a good job on our adjustments
from game one and went to battle a tough and hard working Laurier team for 40
minutes. Laurier did a great job all weekend limiting our outside looks
and three-point shots. Tonight we did a much better job attacking the rim and
getting to the foul line."
Lakehead was a scoreless 0-7 from beyond the arc and managed to make up
for the lack of outside opportunities with strong penetration and second
chances on the glass. The Wolves made 25-36 free throws while the Hawks
went 14-20. LU also held an advantage from the field going 27-62