Thunderwolves Men’s Basketball Saves Best for Last
THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunderwolves men’s basketball team saved their best for the second half, winning 90-52 over the Western Mustangs. Halftime score was 36-33 for the T-Wolves following a hard-nosed 20 minutes against a desperate Mustangs team (1-12) who played close ball with Lakehead for 60 minutes of the weekend double header. In the final 20 of the weekend the T-wolves made their case for the second-best team in the OUA West, out-scoring the Mustangs 54-19 and cruising to sweep the Mustangs for the second season in a row.
Coach Scott Morrison commented, “I was pleased with the win tonight because we showed better on the defensive end and the glass from last weekend. It’s also great to knock down some shots after a couple tough shooting nights. At the end of the day the defense and rebounding can give us a chance to win even if we shoot poorly – we have to bring those two components every game.”
Thunder Bay’s own Matt Schmidt was near perfect from the field, going 9-10 (6-7 from 3pt land) for 27 points to go with 3 rebounds and 4 steals. Dwayne Harvey was LU’s key distributor on the night, finishing with 10 points and 10 assists. Greg Carter potted 14 points with 5 assists, while Joseph Jones had 13 points in the win – both guards went 3-6 from downtown.
For the Mustangs, Greg Morrow finished with 16 points while Chuck Drouin had 10.
The men take to the court in the Thunderdome next weekend versus the Laurier Golden Hawks.