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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Lakehead University guard Joe Hart made 8 of 12 3-pointers as the Thunderwolves pulled away from Dickinson State for a semifinal victory at the Wesmen Classic on Saturday night.

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Hart, a native of Essex, England, scored a game-high 28 points as Lakehead defeated the Blue Hawks 80-53.

DSU will face Mount Royal University of Calgary, Alberta, at 3 p.m. today in the third-place game. Lakehead, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, faces host University of Winnipeg in the tournament title game.

The Blue Hawks (6-8) struggled in several facets, turning the ball over 27 times and shooting 21 of 56 (38 percent) from the field and 3 of 14 (21 percent) from 3-point range.

Johnie Sanders led DSU with 13 points and Jarek Hansen added 11.

Yoosrie Salhia had 17 points and seven rebounds while Ryan Thomson added 12 points and six boards for the Thunderwolves (12-7), who shot 50 percent from the field.

DSU 13 28 46 53

Lakehead 20 41 62 80

DICKINSON STATE (6-8): Ty Ackelson 1-6 0-0 2, Anthony Hodges 1-4, 0-0 3, Ryan Sullivan 0-3 0-0 0, Johnie Sanders 6-8 1-1 13, Robbie Morey 2-6 0-0 4, James Hayden 3-4 2-2 9, Brock Boos 1-4 0-0 3, Isiah Thomas 1-2 0-0 2, Phillip Johnson Jr. 1-3 0-0 2, Josh Williams 1-3 0-0 2, Jarek Hansen 3-7 4-4 11, John Hanstad 1-5 0-0 2, Tim Benedict 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 8-9 53.

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY (12-7): Yoosrie Salhia 8-10 1-1 17, Dwayne Harvey 0-3 1-2 1, Joseph Nitychoruk 1-3 0-2 2, Ryan Thomson 5-8 1-1 12, Greg Carter 2-6 3-7 7, Ben Johnson 0-3 0-0 Joe Hart 10-14 0-0 28, Matthew Schmidt 2-4 0-0 6, Joseph Jones 2-9 2-2 7, Alexandre Robichaud 0-0 0-0 0, Brandon Myketa 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 30-60 8-16 80.

Total fouls: DSU 19, LU 18. 3-point goals: DSU 3-14 (Hodges 0-1, Sullivan 0-1, Morey 0-1, Hayden 1-4, Boos 1-4, Williams 0-1, Hansen 1-2, Hanstad 0-3), LU 12-29 (Harvey 0-1, Thomson 1-3, Johnson 0-3, Hart 8-12, Schmidt 2-4, Jones 1-6). Rebounds: DSU 34 (Johnson 5), LU 36 (Salhia 7). Assists: DSU 8 (Hayden 4), LU 24 (Carter 10). Steals: DSU 6 (Johnson 3), LU 10 (Thomson 3, Carter 3). Blocks: DSU 3 (three with 1), LU 4 (Salhia 2, Thomson 2). Turnovers: DSU 27 (Hansen 6, Johnson 6), LU 16 (Salhia 4, Carter 4).

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