ST. CATHERINES – Sports – The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team scored a season-high 99 points in Saturday’s win over the Brock Badgers, final score 99-57.
Just as it was in the women’s game earlier that evening, the second quarter was a raving success for the Thunderwolves.
Once leading 27-17 after the first quarter, Lakehead exploded in a 31-to-6 second quarter trouncing which left little room for doubt as to the game’s outcome.
Henry Tan led the ‘Wolves once again, scoring 23 points (13-14 FT), marking the first time this season he has scored 20+ points on back-to-back nights; certainly a good sign heading into the season’s stretch run.
Igor Lebov scored 17 points with 9 rebounds while Dwayne Harvey had 15 points and 6 assists. Joey ‘Nitty Gritty’ Nitychoruk had another efficient outing with 12 points in 12 minutes with 4 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and no turnovers.
Tshing Kasamba led the Badgers in scoring, with 12 points in the losing effort.
Lakehead hit 24 of their 26 free throws, and made 21 assists on 33 field goals.
Coach Matt Erdman said, “Tonight was probably our most complete game of the season. We didn’t settle and we dictated the pace of the game. Having said that, we’re going to need to refocus, not be satisfied and build on the weekend.”
The men’s team return home to play the OUA West division-leading McMaster Marauders next weekend.