Laurentian; Manny Pasquale: 22pts, 6-9 3fg
Waterloo; Alan Goodhoofd: 20pts, 3stl, 8-18fg, 4-4ft
SUDBURY, ON – For the second time in as many weeks, Laurentian (2-4) came out slow in the first half, allowing 54 points by the Waterloo Warriors (3-3) who were coming off a disappointing loss to York. Despite fighting back throughout the second half, the deficit proved too great for the Voyageurs to overcome, and the Warriors held on for their third win, 87-71
Apparently the previous night’s close-call victory by the Voyageurs was more physically taxing than expected; Laurentian came out with a poor effort on the glass and their offensive game was sluggish at best. Waterloo’s defence forced 16 Laurentian turnovers in the first half alone – more than Waterloo had for the entire game. Furthermore, the Warrior offense was looking as complete as it had since their first game this season against RMC as they had their jump-shots working early and complimented this outside game by attacking the paint and drawing fouls at every opportunity. Laurentian ended the game with 23 personal fouls, putting Warriors players at the line for 31 free-throw attempts.
The only bright spot for the Voyageurs was solid three-point shooting from Manny Pasquale (6-9 3fg) as well as hometown player George Seresse (3-3 3fg), who logged all eight minutes and scored all of his 11 points in the final period. Waterloo cooled down in the second half, but managed to keep up their defensive intensity and cruised to a comfortable victory.
Waterloo was carried by fifth-year veteran Alan Goodhoofd who scored 20 points in 26 minutes, including a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line. Wayne Bridge logged his first double-double of the season in 28 minutes of playing time, shooting a solid 5-9 from the field.
The last time these two teams met, Waterloo triumphed 91-70 at home.
The next stop for the Voyageurs is Guelph, while the Warriors will go for their second straight win against U of T.