Lakehead University Thunderwolves win 91-76 over York

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ThunderwolvesTORONTO – Brendan King came up large on Friday evening, leading the Lakehead University Thunderwolves to a 91-76 victory on Friday evening at York’s Tait Mckenzie gym. Lakehead’s struggles to get on the same page were apparent in the first half, as the Pack trailed 38-35 after 20 minutes. King went to work in the post in the second half, and finished with 21 points and 4 rebounds (all offensive) in 20 minutes of play.

York’s backcourt had an exceptional evening, as Richard Iheadindu had a game-high 28 points (11-20, 4-8 from three) to go with 7 rebounds and Raheem Isaac scored 18 and grabbed 3 steals.

Lakehead had three other players in double figures, scoring-wise; Ryan Thomson 15, Adam Johnson 14 and Ben Johnson 11. Point guard Greg Carter dished out 7 assists, blocked 2 shots and came up with 2 steals. Yoosrie Salhia grabbed 9 rebounds and scored 6 points in 16 minutes of work.

Lakehead coach Scott Morrison was glad his team was able to correct it’s mistakes in the second half. “While any win is a good win, tonight’s was stretching it… After establishing our paint presence early, we went away from our game plan and wasted some possessions with carelessness. Second half York came out with confidence and really put it to us with dribble penetration – lucky for us we were able to slow them down with some zone and re-asserted ourselves in the post before it was too late.”

The T-Wolves head to Sudbury tomorrow to take on the Laurentian Voyageurs.

Game coverage will be provided on SSN Canada.