OUA Friday: Lakehead upsets Brock; Big 3 win comfortably


Lakehead (7-14, 3-7) 75, Brock (10-5, 5-4) 64… Thunderwolves grabbed control of the game with a 9-2 run off the start of the fourth quarter, holding the visiting Badgers to just 1-6 shooting and 3 turnovers in the first 6 minutes of the fourth, upsetting Brock in the Thunderdome.  6’5″ Alexandre Robichaud was key down the stretch for Lakehead with 14 of his 17 points in the final frame including back-to-back 3’s midway through the fourth, the second giving Lakehead their largest lead to that point at 7 with just 3 1/2 minutes to play.  Later, Robichaud knocked down a jumper to give T-Wolves a 10 point lead.  6’0″ Henry Tan came off the bench for Lakehead to lead all scorers with 21 points including 14 in the second half.   Brock missed their last 7 threes of the game and shot just 22% from downtown, getting just 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 turnovers from All-Canadian 6’7″ Dani Elgadi including 2 meaningless field goals in the final minute to absorb their second consecutive road loss.  6’1″ Mor Menashe had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Lakehead in what was a defensive struggle for the most part with teams combining to shoot 35% and 14 for 54 from downtown.  Game two of the two game set in Thunder Bay goes tomorrow night.

Carleton (14-0, 8-0) 102, Nipissing (8-12, 4-7) 59... Ravens broke to a 48-18 lead, going deep into their bench early in a pasting of the visiting Lakers.  Carleton shot 54% (14 for 26) from downtown and 58% overall from the field with 6’4″ Connor Wood leading 5 Ravens in double figures with 19 points in only 20 minutes of play.

Ottawa (17-1, 8-0) 92, Laurentian (5-11, 4-7) 77... Gee-Gees dominated inside as 6’9″ Jean Pierre-Charles and 6’7″ Brody Maracle combined to score 40 points on 15-20 shooting from the floor and 6’2″ Adam Presutti knocked down four 3’s for 16 points allowing Ottawa to pull away in the second quarter for a comfortable win over the visiting Voyageurs.  6’3″ Caleb Agada was a force defensively for the Gee-Gees, getting credit for 7 steals, adding 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.  6’1″ David Aromolaran led Laurentian with 20 points while star 6’2″ freshman Kadre Gray was held to just 13 points on 4-14 shooting including 0-4 from three by Ottawa’s tight perimeter “d”.

Ryerson (12-2, 10-0) 101, Queen’s (9-10, 6-3) 77… Rams pulled away in the second half for a decisive road win in Kingston.  Gaels had it down to 6 with 7 minutes remaining in the third quarter before Ryerson clinched it, using a 20-4 run to lead 70-48 and later stretched the lead to as much as 33.  6’4″ Ammanuel Diressa and 6’3″ Adika Peter-McNeilly each had 21 points for Ryerson in the victory.  6’2″ Richard Iheadindu had 18 to lead the Gaels who got just 6 points and 1 rebound from 6’6″ Tanner Graham who missed all 7 of his three point attempts, going just 1-11 from the field.

Laurier (10-12, 6-7) 87, Guelph (7-10, 3-6) 80... Golden Hawks spoiled Gryphs first game in their new gym as 6’1″ Tevean Kokko had 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half and 6’0″ Chuder Teny had a season-high 22 points, 18 after halftime to allow Laurier to bounce back from a weak effort at Mac on Wednesday night.  Gryphons gave up 18 offensive rebounds and trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half to lose at home.

Waterloo (4-11, 2-8) 69, Algoma (3-14, 2-8) 64... 6’5″ freshman Nedim Hodzic had career-bests of 22 points and 18 rebounds as the Warriors took the lead for good in the third quarter for a solid home win against the Thunderbirds.

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