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Thunderwolves VS Guelph Gryphons
November 7, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thunder Bay
LU Fieldhouse
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Guelph Gryphons
Game Review

Gryphons Too Much for ‘Wolves

Hugh Mullally | Basketball (M)

A night after a win slipped through their fingers, the Guelph Gryphons didn’t leave anything to chance on Saturday, defeating the Thunderwolves 61-50.

Burke_pass_Nov7_15Lakehead came out flat in the first quarter and clearly didn’t match the energy of the Gryphons, with Guelph racing out to a 22-9 lead after 10 minutes.

“Guelph took it to us from the opening tip and we were in chase mode after that,” said coach Furtado. “We ended up winning two of the next three quarters and tying the other, but the hole was too deep for us.”

From there on out it seemed like trench warfare on the hardwood. Lakehead did mount a few rallies, but baskets were hard to come by. It was also evident from the outset that no one was getting any easy trips to the free throw line. Through three quarters the two teams combined for 20 total free throws. When they did get to the line, the ‘Wolves struggled, going 9-for-16.

While Henry Tan did go 8-for-10 at the line, he was a paltry 1-of-12 from the field, totalling 11 points with 5 rebounds.

Bacarius Dinkins led Lakehead with 21 points and 6 rebounds.

Reserve forward Andrew Grant led the Gryphons with 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Coach Furtado continues:

“We had some wide open looks that we need to make and stop turning the ball over so much. There’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves as we have the #1 and #2 teams in the country at our place next week.”

Lakehead hosts Ottawa and Carleton next week.

Photo credit: Superior Images

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