THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The men’s basketball team improved their record to 7-6 on the season with a 77-70 win on Friday night over the Waterloo Warriors.
Lakehead was slow to start, as Myles Charvis nailed back to back triples to get the Warriors out to a 6-2 lead. The ‘Wolves trailed 13-6 before a they went on a 11-4 run to complete the first quarter.
After coming out of the locker room down 32-27 at halftime, Lakehead went inside to its bigs, Anthony McIntosh and Bacarius Dinkins, who worked together to score 6 straight points, followed by a Jamar Coke three-pointer that got the home side its first lead of the game.
The third quarter would just get better for Lakehead, who scored 35 points in the frame, their season-best output for one quarter. Lakehead was ahead by 17 with one quarter to play. The Warriors did mount a late comeback, but couldn’t close the gap, despite a few lackadaisical offensive sets by the ‘Wolves down the stretch.
Lakehead’s balanced attack was led by Alex Robichaud, with 16 points, while forwards Anthony McIntosh and Bacarius Dinkins combined for 25 points and 17 rebounds.
Dwayne Harvey flirted with a triple-double, scoring 10 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
Henry Tan had likely his best game of the season thus far, not only by scoring 14 points with 5 assists, but with his defensive play against the Warriors’ dangerous guard, Myles Charvis. Tan limited him to 16 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
Coach Manny Furtado commented, “Our guys competed hard tonight especially in the 3rd quarter. We kept battling every possession and that’s all I can ask for as a coach. We built a 17 point lead at one point but need to learn how to put teams away.”
The men’s team will play Wilfrid Laurier tomorrow at 8pm.