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Wesmen unable to complete sweep at Lakehead

Don Dayrit led the Wesmen in scoring Friday afternoon in Thunder Bay, Ont. (David Larkins/Wesmen Athletics file)
Don Dayrit led the Wesmen in scoring Friday afternoon in Thunder Bay, Ont. (David Larkins/Wesmen Athletics file)

DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics

Big second and third quarters from the Lakehead Thunderwolves stymied the Winnipeg Wesmen men's basketball team's hope of a season-opening sweep.

The Thunderwolves outscored Winnipeg 30-19 in the second and 34-20 in the third quarter Friday to post a 105-85 non-conference victory in an afternoon contest in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Wesmen, who pulled away in a win Thursday night to open their non-conference season, weren't able to match Lakehead's efficiency from the field. The Thunderwolves were 14-for-35 from the three-point line and had five players in double figures.

"Lakehead was making some shots today that they missed last night, and I thought they did a better job of building the momentum of the game off that than we did of weathering the storm to try and come back," Wesmen head coach Mike Raimbault said. 

Don Dayrit had a team-high 24 points to lead the Wesmen, who were 7-for-23 from three and 35 of 78 from the field. Dayrit was 10-for-20 from the field and 3-for-10 from three. Narcisse Ambanza added 14 points, five rebounds and three steals, and DJ Dixon added 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists. 

Alston Harris led the Thunderwolves with 28 points.

The Wesmen are next back on the road for two non-conference games at Jamestown (N.D.) College Oct. 18 and 19. 

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