ST CATHARINES, ON – (With files from Lakehead Basketball Blog) The Lakehead Thunderwolves clinched their second consecutive OUA West regular season title with a convincing 90-42 win over the Brock Badgers. Lakehead tightened up their defensive rotations on Saturday and were helped by some cold Badger shooting. Leading 21-6 after the first quarter, the Thunderwolves won all four quarters and pulled away early in the third.
Adam Johnson led the ‘Wolves with 23 points and 12 rebounds while Venzal Russell completed a strong weekend notching a second consecutive double-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Matthew Schmidt had 11 points + 7 rebounds and Ben Johnson had 10 points and 7 rebounds.
The lone Badger to score in double-figures was Michael Williams with 16 points. Lakehead was 10-22 from 3pt land and forced 21 turnovers.
Coach Morrison shares, “I thought it was one of our better defensive efforts of the season and it was good to get ten guys in the game for some good minutes. To go deep in the play-offs we will need a sound defensive effort and a team effort from our starters and bench. Tonight was a good start towards working toward that goal and now our goal is to remain focused for our final two regular season games vs Guelph and finish strong.”
The men’s team finishes their regular season with two games against Guelph in Thunder Bay next weekend.