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Thunder men drop third straight game

The Thunder men’s varsity basketball team dropped their third straight game on Feb. 3, and now sit in ninth place in the east division with four games remaining.

The losing streak follows a 73-72 victory over Georgian College, which, at the time, brought the team’s record to 4 wins and 8 losses.

Following the game against Georgian, guard Brendan Stoqua suggested that the Thunder came into the game looking to send a message.

“They beat us by 15 points last time, so we kind of came in with a chip on our shoulder,” he said. “Georgian is a really good team, and at this point we’re kind of fighting for every game we can get. It was a good win for us for sure.”

Unfortunately, old habits came back to haunt the Thunder, leading to the three-game losing streak.

“We were in this game right till the end, we had a chance,” said coach Trevor Costello, following an 80-71 loss to Seneca on Feb. 2. “But again, there’s always times in our games that we have mental breakdowns and there’s about a three-minute segment there that they went on a run, with bad turnovers leading to easy buckets.”

The loss to Seneca was followed by another to Centennial on Feb. 3, the latter by a much closer score of 80-78.

The Thunder’s next three games will see them travelling to Canadore, Durham and Fleming, before wrapping up the regular season at home against La Cité Collégiale.

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