Lakehead Thunderwolves top the Waterloo Warriors

Lakehead University Thunderwolves Sports

Lakehead Thunderwolves Sports

WATERLOO, ON – Lakehead Thunderwolves topped the Waterloo Warriors in men’s basketball action. Coach Scott Morrison enthused, “I was pleased with our focus today. We had a better start and our bench carried things through till the final buzzer. Now it is time to get into a consistent OUA West routine starting with a shift in focus to Brock starting tomorrow.”

The Thunderwolves men’s basketball team came away with a weekend sweep over the Waterloo Warriors, winning 85-52 on Saturday evening. The T-Wolves move to 5-4 in league play and sit in 2nd place in the OUA West.

On this night Lakehead got down to business much earlier in the game than on Friday, leaping out to a 23-11 lead after the first quarter. They would keep the pressure on and enjoy a 26 points lead heading into halftime, 46-20. Try as they might during the second half, the Warriors were no match for Lakehead’s ball movement and hot shooting, as they went 33-64 from the floor (52%) and 11-23 from long range (48%).

Yoosrie Salhia had a big game in the paint, tallying 16 points and 15 rebounds with 3 steals. Ryan Thomson led the Pack in scoring with 19 points and 7 rebounds (5-7 from three), and Greg Carter recovered from an off shooting night on Friday to score 17 points.

Top Warrior scorer was Jaspreet Gill with 18 points, while Wayne Bridge had 11 points and a team-high 5 rebounds.

Lakehead out-rebounded Waterloo 43-25.

The men resume play at home next weekend for a double-header versus the Brock Badgers.

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