Men’s basketball team loses Windsor rematch in final seconds

| Basketball (M), News

Lakehead’s men’s basketball team lost the second match of their double-header weekend on Saturday, coming up short in an 80-78 finish against the Windsor Lancers. Lakehead wins the weekend split with 1 win, 1 loss, and a positive scoring margin of 31 points.

“It was a tough loss for our guys tonight,” Thunderwolves head coach Ryan Thomson said. “It came down to execution.”

Lakehead won the first two quarters of the game and held a lead late in the game, but with the game tied at 78, Windsor’s Thomas Kennedy made an inside bucket with just over a second left. The Thunderwolves called timeout, and Lock Lam got up a turnaround three at the buzzer that, to the dismay of the Thunderdome crowd, rimmed out.

“We struggled to execute our game plan and follow the scouting report,” Thomson said. “Their shooters got good looks and made us pay.”

Windsor went 14-37 from downtown on the night and actually shot a higher percentage from outside than inside the line. Lakehead shot 13-32 from the outside for a similarly high percentage but turned the ball over 12 times to Windsor’s 6.

The Thunderwolves had five players finish in double figures: 14 points from Quincy Johnson, 12 from both Isaiah Traylor and Blake Anderson, and 11 from Lock Lam and Nick Burke. Lam added 10 rebounds, while Burke grabbed 8 of his own while also dishing out 5 assists.

“We will watch the film, but our focus is ahead on Mac, who is an excellently coached team that plays hard and attack the rim,” Thomson says.

Lakehead’s basketball teams travel to Hamilton next weekend for games against the McMaster Marauders.

“We need to be locked in come Monday for practice,” Thomson said.

All basketball games are available via webcast courtesy of OUA.tv

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