Thunderwolves Basketball Starts 2018 against Guelph

The Lakehead men’s and women’s basketball teams take on the Guelph Gryphons this weekend in the Thunderdome in their first games of 2018.

Women’s Basketball (6-4)

The Thunderwolves now prepare to face Guelph (5-5) after going 2-0 over the holidays in Florida in some exhibition games against NJCAA DIV 1 team, Broward College.

Coach Jon Kreiner:

“Our first games of the New Year start at the Thunderdome and we hope our tremendous fans come out to help us defeat the Guelph Gryphons. Guelph is a very good team with many weapons. They are a very tough team to defend and present many challenges from beyond the arc and in the paint. They really mix it up on defence and play with great energy. Our goal is to match Guelph’s intensity, get a feel defensively for them and to move the basketball to find the open player against their defence.”

Leashja Grant is third in the U SPORTS for points per game (21.5) and first in rebounds with 13.

Men’s Basketball (0-10)

The Thunderwolves are ready for a fresh start, opening 2018 against the Guelph Gryphons who have a record of 2-8.

“Guelph is a talented, tough and physical team that will be a good test for us to begin second semester. We’ve had some time to prepare and are looking forward to getting on the court and competing come Friday night.” – Coach Thomson

Both of Guelph’s wins come from York (87-72) and Toronto (70-63) and fifth-year Gryphon Daniel Dooley currently leads the OUA with the highest three-point percentage of 62%.

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 5 vs. Guelph @ C.J Sanders Fieldhouse

6:00pm – Women

8:00pm – Men

 

Saturday, January 6 vs. Guelph @ C.J Sanders Fieldhouse

6:00pm – Women

8:00pm – Men

 

Games will be broadcasted via OUA.tv

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