Lakehead Thunderwolves Men Top Queens in BBall Action

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Lakehead Thunderwolves Win Home Opener

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead University Thunderwolves men’s basketball team won their home opener on Friday evening, 54-51 over the Queen’s Gaels.

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But it wasn’t pretty. Lakehead shot just 27% from the field, and 53% from the free throw line. Thankfully, Queen’s wasn’t much better, shooting 32% from the field and 46% from the charity stripe.

The Lakehead faithful on hand were standing and clapping, awaiting the ‘Wolves first basket for over 5 minutes, until Dwayne Harvey finally hitting a free throw to settle the home crowd into their seats.

The score through 6 minutes of play looked more like that of a hockey game, Queen’s leading 4-1. The two teams were deadlocked at 10 points apiece after 10 minutes, and Lakehead led 21-20 at the half.

The lids finally came off the rims in the 3rd quarter, with Lakehead putting up 25 points in the quarter to Queen’s 17.

Ryan Doornick keyed a few runs for the home side, hitting 3 triples and both of his free throws to finish with a team-high 11 points. Dwayne Harvey also had 11 points, with 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

Greg Faulkner finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Gaels.

Coach Manny Furtado said, “Yes Queen’s only scored 51 points but we still need to be better defensively. We gave up some uncontested shots down the stretch that we can’t afford to give up. We’ll regroup for York, and tomorrow we’re going to need a better effort defensively to give ourselves a chance.”

The men play the York Lions at 8:00pm.

Webcast coverage will be available via OUA TV, and audio broadcast via CILU Radio, 102.7FM.

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