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Thunderwolves VS Nipissing Lakers
November 20, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thunder Bay
LU Fieldhouse
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Nipissing Lakers
Game Review

Men’s Hoops Prevail, 75-63 Over Nipissing

Hugh Mullally | Basketball (M)

Henry Tan and Bacarius Dinkins carried the men’s basketball team to a 75-63 win over the visiting Nipissing Lakers on Friday evening.

The dynamic duo, with Tan’s speed off the dribble with a touch for finishing inside, combined with Dinkins’ raw power and inside presence, proved to be too much for the Lakers to handle.


When Tan wasn’t getting to the free throw line or blowing by defenders, Dinkins was dunking, rebounding or finishing inside. In a quick sequence in the fourth quarter, Tan beat his defender, had his layup attempt blocked off the back board, only to have Dinkins fly in, catch the ball in mid-air and softly complete the play without skipping a beat.

For their part, the Lakers did well to keep pace with the ‘Wolves. Were it not for their poor three-point shooting (3-for-16), it seemed as if the Lakers matched up fairly evenly with Lakehead 1-through-5. The ‘Wolves bench did expose some weaknesses of the Lakers’; ‘Wolves rookie Quincy Johnson came off the bench to make an immediate impact. Johnson finished the game with 5 rebounds, but four offensive boards came on a single possession for Lakehead in an incredible display of hustle.

Alex Robichaud and Taner Parrington combined to go 3-for-8 from behind the arc for a total of 23 points.

Henry Tan finished with a game-high 22 points, while Dinkins had 19 points and 6 rebounds.

For the Lakers, Jordon Campbell scored 18 points and Marvin Ngonadi had 16 points with 5 rebounds. Marcus Lewis had an impressive 11-point, 13-rebound outing.

Coach Manny Furtado:

“Our guys competed tonight and gave it everything they had which is great to see. We need to clean up some execution things down the stretch so we don’t let teams back into the game. We now need to focus our attention on getting physically and mentally prepared for Laurentian.”

The men continue their home stand tomorrow against the Laurentian Voyageurs at 8pm.

Webcast available via OUA TV, audio available via CILU radio, 102.7FM.


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