Lakers vs Clarke University
Friday night, December 6, the men’s team played their best game of the year. They fought hard against NAIA D-II opponent Clarke University from Iowa. The Lakers went into the half down 10 points 46-36. They came out in the second half and played “toe to toe” with the Crusaders. The Lakers outscored the Crusaders in the second half and at one point cut the lead to 5 before falling by a score of 88-79. The Lakers received scoring from 10 different players including John Duke who had a team high 24 points to go with his 8 rebounds. Darius Barnes added 17 points and 8 rebounds, Anthony Parker scored 9 points, Kyle Lundberg added 8 points and 5 assists, Chris Jones scored 7 points, Dru Harris scored 5 points, Tyler Wells added 3 points, Austin Walker and Stevens Alexis scored 4 points each as did Derek Domino who also had a game high 7 assists.
The Lakers continue to progress against the toughest competition the program has ever faced. Tonight is no different as the Lakers travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin to take on Carthage College at 7:00 pm. Carthage recently lost to the defending NAIA D-II National Champions and current number 4 team in the nation Cardinal Stritch 70-69. A varsity reserve contest will be played prior to the varsity game.