THUNDER BAY – Sports –
The Lakehead University Thunderwolves men’s basketball team were handed their first loss of the pre-season on Friday evening, 82-78 at the hands of the Winnipeg Wesmen.
The Wesmen, a team that has dropped a string of games to the T-Wolves in recent years finally got revenge, thanks to a huge game from forward Steven Wesley, who torched the ‘Wolves for 35 points on 14-of-18 shooting.
The Wesmen were on a mission from the hop, leading 24-17 after the first quarter as Lakehead struggled to find its rhythm on the offensive end. Halftime score was 39-32 for the Wesmen.
Coach Scott Morrison stated, “Despite our goal of improving every night this weekend, I felt we took a step back in terms of our defensive execution tonight. Winnipeg is a very good team that does not let you get away with poor execution. They make you pay for poor rotations and screen defense with outside shots and dribble penetration to the bucket. Despite our performance we were still in the game late thanks to the gritty performance of Dwayne Harvey, but mental errors prevented us from finishing it off.”