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Thunderwolves VS Brock Badgers
November 27, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Game Information
St Catharines
Bob Davis Gymnasium (Overtime)
Game Score
Brock Badgers
Game Review

Tan Forces OT, But ‘Wolves Fall Short

Hugh Mullally | Basketball (M)

In a nail-biter in the Brock Badgers’ den in front of 800 strong, the men’s basketball team came up just short, losing 82-80 in overtime.

Lakehead battled hard out of the gate and looked hungry to knock off the CIS #4 ranked team in their home opener. Brock scored the last two buckets of the first half to lead 39-35 at the break.

After outscoring Brock 23-17 in the third, the ‘Wolves led by two with 10 minutes to play.

Despite Lakehead doing a decent job defensively on Dani Elgadi, the talented Badger still put up 28 points on 22 shots with 15 rebounds.

Bacarius Dinkins grabbed his share of boards as well with 13 to go with 11 points. Taner Parrington had his best game to date, scoring 12 points with 9 rebounds.

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Henry Tan had another 20+ point performance, this time scoring 24 points with 4 assists and 2 steals, playing nearly the entire game’s 45 minutes. His most incredible shot came at the end of regulation, after Lakehead had a few opportunities to tie the game, Tan heaved a shot from about 32 feet out that swished through with 1.8 seconds on the clock, much to the shock of the raucous crowd.

There was a total of 11 lead changes in the game. Overtime proved to be a grind-out affair with free throws hard to come by. After getting fouled on a rebound, Bacarius Dinkins went to the line with his team down 82-80 with under a minute left, but couldn’t connect on either attempt as the deafening Brock fans jeered the the Thunderwolves from all angles.

Lakehead did get a stop on the following possession with 12 seconds left, but a Nick Burke three fell short of the mark as time expired. Burke finished with 16 points.

Lakehead shot 28-of-72 from the field, compared to Brock’s 33-of-87.

Coach Manny Furtado:

“Our guys prepared well all week and when you do that it gives us a chance against anybody. We gave up too many second chance points, which is really the difference in the game. We’ll regroup and get ready for round 2 tomorrow.”

The men’s team will rematch against the Badgers tomorrow evening at the Meridian Centre at 7pm.

All Lakehead parents, alumni and fans at the games tomorrow are welcome to join Lakehead Athletics Director Tom Warden at the club level in the Meridian Centre for a social event before and during the games.

Photo credit: Shawn Whiteley


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