Brock basketball brings out fans in force


Two teams. Four wins. 2,887 fans.The cheers were deafening at the Meridian Centre Saturday night as the Brock Badgers men’s and women’s basketball teams scored big wins over the Lakehead Thunderwolves.Fans wore read, painted their faces and voiced their support for their teams as Brock played their first-ever games at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines. A record-breaking crowd of 2,887 people watched the games.The event was a partnership with the Niagara River Lions, who will use the downtown arena as their home court for their inaugural National Basketball League of Canada season, which gets under way Dec. 26.On Saturday, Brock University swag, including thundersticks, cowbells and foam fingers helped students and fans show their Badger pride. The teams both won on Saturday with the men’s team topping Lakehead 82-51 and the women’s team winning by a 72-50 margin. On Friday, both the men’s and women’s teams also won their games against Lakehead in soldout home opener contests at the Bob Davis Gymnasium at Brock University.