LU Thunderwolves Basketball Men Topple Laurentian

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Thunderwolves plan the way forward after the first period. Solid Offense is helping the team in the early going.
Thunderwolves plan the way forward

Lakehead ThunderwolvesSUDBURY – SPORTS – The Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team came away with a 62-52 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday evening, improving their record to 4-3. Coach Manny Furtado said, “Our team proved to itself that defense and rebounding will be the foundation our team. We competed hard the whole weekend and were rewarded with two wins.”

Both teams dug in early in a physical game. Thunder Bay guard Alex Robichaud did his part, sacrificing his body and drawing 3 charges in the first half to set the tone defensively.
Lakehead led at half-time, 30-29
Robichaud’s defensive play against Voyageur star Tychon Carter-Newman was particularly effective, as Newman left the game early in the second quarter with 3 fouls. He would pick up his fourth foul early in the the third quarter and be limited to 7 points on 3-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes of play.
Meanwhile Dwayne Harvey and Bacarius Dinkins were pulling the offensive load for the ‘Wolves, Harvey amassing 15 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Dinkins finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, with 8 points in the fourth quarter. Veteran forward Anthony McIntosh scored 11 points with 6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.

Ryan Bennett and Sam Hirst scored 16 points apiece to lead the Voyageurs.
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