Saturday, 21 November 2009

Lakehead 89, York 76

from Lakehead Sports Info...

Another big fourth quarter was the difference as the
Lakehead Thunderwolves men's basketball team beat the York Lions, 89-76, Friday
night at Toronto to improve their unblemished conference record to 5-0. The
Wolves outscored the Lions 28-15 in the final frame to close out a game in
which they trailed 41-37 at halftime.

With the win, Lakehead maintains their two-point lead in the OUA West Division
over second place McMaster. The OUA East-leading Carleton Ravens are the
conference's only other undefeated team. York, meanwhile, drops to 1-4 and are
seventh in the East.

Post Yoosrie Salhia led the Wolves with 22 points and 13 rebounds, including
seven on the offensive end as Lakehead outrebounded York 39-26. Junior guard
Cam Hornby added 16 points and three steals while point guard Greg Carter and
freshman post Ryan Thomson each had 10 to round out a balanced team effort.

Vadim Razenberg and Dejan Kravic led the Lions with 16 points apiece while
David Tyndale added 14.

Dramatic fourth quarters have defined the Wolves' season thus far, as the team
has outscored their opponents 124-71 in the final frame in 2009-10. Friday
night's game marked the fourth time in OUA play in which Lakehead has overcome
a second half deficit to win.

Thunderwolves head coach Scott Morrison was please with his team's effort after

"We're happy with our increase in intensity on defence in the second half. I
thought we came out flat on defence in the first half, but we made some
halftime adjustments to come out with a good win."

Lakehead will head up highway 69 to reprise their northern rivalry with the
Laurentian Voyageurs, Saturday night at Sudbury. Tipoff goes at 8:00 p.m.

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