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Windsor Tops Lourdes in Hoops Season Opener

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SPRING ARBOR, MICH. - Lourdes opened the 2012-2013 season in the Trent Allen Memorial Tip-off Tournament on Friday evening at the SAU Fieldhouse in Spring Arbor, Mich. and dropped a 74-63 decision to the University of Windsor.

Corey Harvey (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson H.S.) led the Gray Wolves with 15 points and nine rebounds as the only player to tally double figures on the night.  Enique Mason (Indianapolis, Ind./Fishburne Military H.S.) added nine points while Elvin Butler (Akron, Ohio/East H.S.) added eight more.

The Gray Wolves shot 48% from the floor and made 15-of-20 free throws in the contest, but committed 26 turnovers.

"I think the keys in the game tonight were the fact that we shot 14-of-19 from the free throw line in the first half, but got to the stripe just once total in the second half," head coach Andre Smith said after the game.  "Another big thing was the fact that they were pressing us for about 70% of the contest and we turned it over 26 times."

Windsor jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead and held a five to eight point advantage for most of the first half.  Trailing by eight with 1:32 to play before intermission, Jake DuPree (Toledo, Ohio/Whiteford H.S.) made a pair of free throws and Harvey scored inside to cut the deficit to just 34-30 at the break.

"We had the game where we wanted at halftime," Smith added.  "We came out and slowed the tempo down in the second half and took the lead, but then took a couple of quick shots and changed the tempo.  They went on a run and we couldn't catch them again."

Trailing 40-34, the Gray Wolves went on an 8-0 run over three minutes to take the lead, 42-40, their only advantage of the game at the 13:11 mark.  Windsor answered with six straight points to retake the advantage, one they would not relinquish the rest of the way.

Lourdes trailed by just one, 50-49, with 9:44 to play before a 23-5 run over six minutes put the game out of reach.  The Lancers hit five triples during the spurt, part of a 15-for-31 (48.4%) shooting night from three-point range for the game. 

Windsor (9-2) shot 47.9% from the floor for the game, making just eight shots inside of the arc.  Lourdes did not hit a three-pointer in the contest.