Thunderwolves – Gave Up Too Many Offensive Boards
THUNDER BAY – LU SPORTS – The Lakehead University Men’s Basketball team dropped a 75-64 decision to the Winnipeg Wesmen on Friday evening. Post game, Coach Matt Erdman said, “We gave up too many offensive boards throughout the game and continued to turn the ball over which has been a huge issue for us. If we clean up those two key areas, we’ll have a chance to be in games at the end.”
Fifth year forward Steven Wesley led the Wesmen with a game high 14 points. Third year forward Jelane Pryce added 12 points and six rebounds. First year forward Ryan Oirbans from Melbourne, Australia finished with 10 points and a team high eight rebounds. Fifth year guard Andrew Cunningham dished out 10 assists.
Lakehead was led by fourth year forward Anthony McIntosh’s 13 points and three steals. Igor Lebov had a double-double 12 points, 12 rebounds.
Hometown Advantage To Wesman
The hometown Wesmen gained the advantage early on leading 15-12 after the opening quarter and continued to hold the lead at halftime by a margin of 31-27.
Winnipeg connected on 14-of-28 (50%) from the field in the opening half. Lakehead finished the opening half 11-of-26 (42%) in the opening 20 minutes.
A strong third quarter by Winnipeg enabled the Wesmen to extend their lead to 56-47 after three quarters. Winnipeg held a double-digit lead for a stretch in the final quarter and did not let up making the final tally 75-64.
The men play Manitoba this evening at 9pm ET. Webcast will be carried via CanadawestTV