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Up and Down Weekend Moves Thunder Men’s Bball to 3-2

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013

This past weekend the Thunder welcomed the GPRC Wolves to the RKAC for a 2 game set.  Friday night, despite battling back several times, the Thunder would fall to the Wolves 93-79.
The Thunder has several players with solid stat lines despite the loss – Dave Shantz led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Jamaal Bucknor kept his double-double streak alive with 11 points and 13 rebounds with Rob Haack adding 12.  Dallas Wright, Kerel Pryce and Liban Abdi-Aziz all had 10 points.
“If you told me we’d have 6 players in double figures while winning the turnover battle by 10 and lose the game I’d have told you you’re crazy,” remarked Coach Wood.  “The bottom line tonight was a lack of determination on defense and in transition.  We allowed easy basket after easy basket.  It’s hard to win allowing 93 points.”
Saturday would see the Thunder put forth a much better defensive effort, leading from wire to wire and closing out an 83-68 victory over the Wolves. Leading the way for the Thunder was Dallas Wright with 24 points, 8 assists and 6 steals.  Jamaal Bucknor had another double-double with 16 and 14.  Liban Abdi-Aziz had 13 with Rob Haack adding 10.  Dave Shantz flirted with a triple double registering 9 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Thunder now hit the road for an important game against the St. Mary’s Lightning this coming Friday in Calgary.

Dallas Wright

Photo Courtesy of John McIntosh