Newcomer Adam Benrabah had 10 points off the bench in his first appearance as a member of the Winnipeg Wesmen, but the U of W men's basketball team dropped its first non-conference game of the season Friday in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Benrabah, a transfer from Algoma University, was one of four Wesmen in double figures in an 80-67 loss to the Lakehead Thunderwolves. Don Dayrit had 16 points off the bench to lead U of W, which held a 37-36 lead after halftime.
Lakehead led 24-18 after one, and stormed ahead after half thanks to an 11-2 run that led to a 24-16 third quarter.
LU's Nick Burke had 20 points to lead all scorers, while Lock Lam added 19 and Davarius Wright 11.