Lakehead Thunderwolves Win Over Waterloo Warriors

Lakehead University

ThunderwolvesWATERLOO, ON – The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team got their 4th win of the regular season with a 93-59 win over the Waterloo Warriors. With it their record improves to 4-4. Coach Scott Morrison commented after the game, “I was disappointed with the start to tonight’s game. We came out and made sloppy mistakes and had to fight from behind early on. Tomorrow I am looking for a better focus from our lineup starting with a more intense warm-up and better start to the game.”

The T-Wolves fell flat following the tipoff, trailing for most of the first quarter before tying it at 17 after 10 minutes. Lakehead had only 3 points after the first 5 minutes of play. The sluggish trend would get bucked in the following quarter, as the T Wolves created an 8 point advantage by halftime, 44-36. From there the Warriors were incapable of getting the lead under 6 points, and Lakehead ran away with the game in the 4th quarter, out-scoring Waterloo 28-7.

Joe Hart had a Lakehead-career best 6 assists to go with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Top scorer was Joseph Jones with 16 points (4-6 from three) and 4 rebounds. Yoosrie Salhia had a typical double-double night with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Matt Schmidt added 11, and Ryan Thomson continued his successful return to action since early December with 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Wayne Bridge was top Warrior with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jaspreet Gill poured in 15 points with 7 rebounds.

Lakehead shot 32-69 (46%) from the field, while Waterloo hit on 17 of their 57 attempts (30%).

Next Thunderwolves Game

The teams will rematch tomorrow at 8pm ET. Webcast will be available via SSN Canada.

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