THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Lakehead Thunderwolvess brought the fans to their feet several times in an impressive win over the Laurier Golden Hawks at the Thunderdome on Saturday night. The 99-79 win over Laurier which is ranked sixth in Canada shows that this Thunderwolves Men’s Team is for real and worth of their first place ranking in the division.
The Thunderwolves kept their focus and composure throughout the game puttting in a strong finish that earned the win. With 20 points in the 1st quarter and another 20 points in the 2nd, the Wolves kept up the offense and extended their lead into the final quarter.
“Good team win against Laurier, they play hard and have a few really good players,” said head coach Ryan Thomson. “We were able to make a run when they missed some shots.”
By the end of the third quarter, the Thunderwolves were up 64-54 and scored 35 points in the final quarter to defeat the Hawks.
Laurier guard Ali Sow recorded 31 points and 6 rebounds to lead his team, scoring more than double the points of the next closest Hawk, Romello Taylor, who scored 13 points and made two rebounds.
Lakehead’s Isaiah Traylor led the Thunderwolves in points with 23, while Alston Harris finished with 20 points. Eric Gonzalez and Lock Lam each made seven rounds to lead the Wolves defensively.
The Thunderwolves will look to continue their winning streak next weekend when they travel to St. Catharines to face the Brock Badgers.
With Files from Lakehead Thunderwolves Sports