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The Lakehead men’s basketball team lost a tough game tonight in overtime to the McMaster University Marauders 82-76.
“We had our chances tonight to come up with the win but didn’t make enough plays when it counted most.”- Coach Furtado
Lakehead didn’t start the way they had hoped, falling 13-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Henry Tan dropped 12 points in the second quarter, boosting the momentum of his team and putting them up 31-28 going into the half.
During the third quarter, the Marauders out scored the ‘Wolves 23-18 and Lakehead was down 51-49 going into the fourth quarter.
Both teams were back and forth for most of the fourth quarter. With 2 seconds left, Dinkins tied the game 71-71 putting it into overtime.
Lakehead was right there with McMaster during overtime, but in the last minute, McMaster hit some important free throws, putting them up 6 and ending the game.
Dinkins led the team with 18 points, 11 rebounds and Mor Menashe had 17 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Henry Tan and Darnell Curtain put up 14 and 15 points each respectively.
McMasters Rohan Boney led with 24 points and 14 rebounds.
“We battled for 45 minutes which is our expectation but we can’t go 52% at the free throw line in that tough environment and expect to win”
The ‘Wolves were 52% from the free throw line compared to McMasters 79%.
Lakehead will face McMaster again tomorrow at 8:00pm in Hamilton.
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