The Silver Lake College men’s basketball team had two players honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
Boys and girls in grades five through seven are invited to take part in Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s March Madness Mini Basketball Camp on March 29.
The Lady Lakers kept their hopes alive to be invited to the National Tournament with a impressive 69 to 33 victory over Kuyper College from Grand Rapids Michigan on senior night. The Lady Lakers went out to a 9 to 0 lead early in the in the first half and never looked back. The Lady Lakers played extremely well on defense holding the Lady Cougars to 17 points in the first half while scoring 36.
The Lady Lakers fell just 3 points short of their quest in earning second consecutive upset victory losing to Moody Bible Institute by the score of 77 to 73. The Lady Lakers lost to them earlier in the season by 15 points at their place. After a hard fought victory the previous night the Lady Lakers missed some very makeable shots in the first half and found themselves down 12 points at the half losing 42 to 30. The second half the team came out very focused and full of energy to eventually tie the game with just under 2 minuets left in the second half. Amanda Kudick was very instrumental in leading the charge with outstanding defense and her drives to the hoop. A last minute shot by the Lady Lakers fell just short to take the lead. Moody hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to seal their victory. The Lady Lakers played two great games this weekend. I was very proud of their heart and desire they showed throughout this weekend.
The Lady Lakers kept their hopes of an National Tournament Invitation alive by upsetting Grace Bible College Friday night 77 to 72. It was a great team win tonight. The Lady Lakers were defeated by Grace just two weeks ago by a score of 90 to 75. The Lady Lakers struggled from the field in the first half missing very makeable shots and trailed at half time 37 to 32. The second half was a different story. The Lady Lakers shot 46.2% from the field as well as 74.2% from the free throw line to take the lead mid-way through the second half. The team made some clutch free throws by Lyndsay Holschbach, Amanda Kudick and Courtney Clavers in the end to seal the victory.
Our third long road trip in the last three weeks is finally over. The injury bug really hit us hard last week and this weekend as well. We went to upper Michigan without Jordan Barbeau who had to have dental surgery on Friday and also without our starting guard Shanice Wilson who had to sit out both games because of a concussion. On Sunday's game against Finlandia University, our shooting guard, Kaela Chessman suffered a serious injury to her knee early in the first half of Sunday's game. Kaela was playing extremely well up until her injury and we truly missed her for the rest of the game. With that being said, the Lady Lakers lost both games this weekend.
The Lady Lakers finally had a home game and was able to pull out exciting 63 to 57 victory over Northland International University. This was the sixth game in the last ten day for the Lady Lakers. The Lady Pioneers took advantage of our tired legs were able to maintain the lead for entire game with as much as 12 point lead in the second half. The Lady Lakers dug down deep and showed an enormous amount of energy to fight their way back into the game. It wasn't until the 2:33 mark when the Lady Lakers finally gained the lead when Corrina Beaumount put in a lay up with an assist from Kaela Cheesman to give the Lady Lakers their first lead of the game. The Lady Lakers got a defensive stop on their next trip down, Kaela Cheesman came down and drained a 3 pt basket to increase the lead by four and the Lady Lakers never looked back. The game was sealed with late clutch free throws by Corrina Beaumont and Lyndsay Hoschbach.
After 5 road game in the last 9 days the Lady Lakers found their record fall to 13 and 9 losing to the NAIA nationally ranked Indiana University Northwest by a score of 86 to 52. The Lady Red Hawks bolted out to a 8 -0 lead before the Lady Lakers got on the board. The Lady Lakers pulled within 5 points several times until late in the half when the Lady Lakers turned over the ball several times and Indiana pulled out to a 16 point lead. The aggressive Lady Red Hawks ended the half with a flurry and lead the game 50 to 25. The second half the determined Lady Lakers came out and got the game down to a 16 point lead. Our team showed a lot of energy coming out in the second half. Unfortunately the long bus rides the last several days finally took its toll and the Lady Red Hawks cruised to the victory.
The Lady Lakers were on the road to Michigan this weekend playing back to back game with mixed results. The Lady Lakers took on the Lady Cougars from Kuyper College on Friday and came out with a 67 to 41 victory. That did improve their record to 13 and 7 for the season. The team started off a bit sluggish offensively against them, but played extremely well on defense holding the Lady Cougars to 14 points and went into the halftime with a 14 point lead. The second half the Lady Lakers came out and had some early fast breaks and executed their offense well to come with a 26 point victory.
Five Silver Lake College Students and Basketball Coach Travel to New York To Attend Funeral of 8 Year Old Boy Killed In Tragic Fire
Silver Lake College Men's Basketball Coach, Phil Budervic, was deeply moved to respond after reading about the tragic death of 8 year old, Tyler Doohan, in East Rochester, NY. Firefighters in East Rochester, said after helping several family members, including two children and two adults escape a burning trailer, the brave boy ran back in for his disabled grandfather and uncle. All three died together. Tyler's act of selflessness has inspired people across the country to help the family.