Gueye clutch 3’s save Golden Bears over Lakehead

Alberta (16-2) 79, Lakehead (4-12) 77… 6’6″ Mamadou Gueye hit the game-winning three with just 4 seconds remaining as the Golden Bears captured an exciting back-and-forth affair against the pesky Thunderwolves.  Lakehead, down double digits early in the second half, took their first lead on a huge three from the left baseline with the shot clock winding down and a hand in his face by 6’5″ Alexandre Robichaud but the Bears came out of timeout and got the ball to 6’7″ Brody Clarke in the high post and he beat a double team by finding Gueye wide open on the left baseline and the slick forward made no mistake.  Earlier, Gueye hit a tough, floating fall-away that gave Bears a two point lead before Robichaud’s shot in a game where it appeared that the last team to have possession would win.  Earlier 6’0″ Mor Menashe had 6 consecutive points as the T-Wolves rallied from a late 10 point deficit with a 10-0 run after Gueye gave the Bears what looked to be an insurmountable lead with another 3.  But the Bears, saddled with foul trouble to Clarke, tried to steal some possessions with 7’0″ Brett Rougheed and a zone “d” but Menashe went to work, capped by a tough floater in the lane that tied the game at 72.  Rougheed followed with a basket inside at the other end before Menashe followed up a miss to tie it again, setting up Gueye’s heroics.  Alberta led comfortably for most of the first half but an 11-0 Lakehead run late in the third quarter brought the game back as back-to-back 3’s by Darnell Curtin and Wais Mohammed keyed the run which included a ridiculous “T” on Bears Head Coach Barnaby Craddock who was clearly addressing one of his players and not the officials, who had a terrible game with numerous head-scratching calls at both ends.  We plan to have more scoring details shortly.



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