Saturday, 28 November 2009

Game Notes and quotes from Lakehead Coach Scott Morrison

Game Notes:
- Ottawa was on fire shooting above 50% for both halves, including several tough mid-range buckets from Warren Ward
- Ottawa shot 53% from the field and 60% from 3pt land
- Ottawa's switching man defense disrupted LU's offense more than it should have, but was effective in limiting post touches in the first half
- Lakehead's bench was unable to find an answer for the first time this season as it collectively went cold shooting 6-27 and 3-23 before the game was out of hand
- While lakehead had 1 more offensive board than Ottawa, Ottawa really capitalized on their second chances

Jamie Searle 20 points 4 assists on 6-17 shooting
Joseph Jones 10 points on 1-11 shooting

Warren Ward 27 points 4 rebounds
Josh Gibson-Bascombe 13 points 9 assists
Donnie Gibson./Louis Gauthier 11 points

"If any of our players did not heed the post game talk on Friday regarding the Bob Knight 'big game hangover' they now know what we were talking about. Not only did we come out softer and less focused tonight than we have the past three weeks, Ottawa came out blazing and made us pay for every lack luster offensive possession and sloppy team D by shooting a very high percentage from the floor and beating us on the glass."

"The theme of our season has been to treat adversity and success with the same determination and that plan will now be tested over the break as we look to learn from our mistakes of the first semester, gain confidence from our strong play, and stay focused on executing and working one game at a time as the OUA West race heats up in January. We need no better indication of the balance in the OUA than our own experience this weekend."


Mista Cee said...

Lakehead is overrated.. not saying they're bad, but they probably won't go more than .500 in OUA West play. That league is too deep and nobody will be taking them lightly anymore. When they don't hit their shots, they will struggle to win. Yoosrie is a beast and Carter is a great catalyst, but the rest of the squad can be defended if the opponent scouts and executes effectively.

Anonymous said...

It was interesting listening to the audio on Saturday - the announcers made it very clear that the T-Wolves were not getting all of the favourable calls that they got on Friday against the
Ravens. With the dreadful quality of the webcast, it was very difficult to make a personal assessment on the difference the calls alone made. Give Ottawa credit as they really showed up for the game, and knocked the T-Wolves down a long notch going into the Christmas break.