Lakers vs Concordia Chicago Cougars
Yesterday the men’s basketball team traveled to Chicago to take on the Concordia Chicago Cougars. The Lakers lost 93 – 69. The Lakers struggled from the opening tip to stay even with the Cougars. The Lakers battled back late in the first half to cut the lead to 24-23 but again falling victim to turnovers and poor shot selection as the Cougars went on a 17-2 run to end the half with the Lakers trailing 41-25.
In the second half, the Lakers did make one run but fell short of a comeback. The Lakers were led in scoring by Anthony Parker with 18 points on 6 for 13 from the floor and 4 for 4 from the charity stripe. The Lakers had three other players in double figures with Kyle Lundberg scoring 16 points all in the second half, Darius Barnes added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and John Duke added 12 points. Other Lakers hitting the scoring column were Chris Jones with 6 points and Derek Domino with 4 points.
Prior to the varsity game, there was a varsity reserve contest. The Lakers played a strong game before falling 44-42. The game was exciting down to the final second as the Lakers ran a great play to get Dru Harris an open look at the top of the circle with about 7 seconds remaining. Unfortunately the shot did not fall. The Lakers had one last chance as time expired when Kevin Ramirez launched a full court shot that hit the backboard and rim but did not go in.
The Lakers received a great effort from Stevens Alexis from Pompano, Florida who scored 18 points and led the team in rebounds. Tyler Wells was next in scoring with 6 points. Aaron Davis, Carl Jean, Dru Harris and Austin Walker added 4 points each and Wesley Dowell added 2 points.
The 3-9 Lakers next home game is this Friday at the UW Manitowoc Fieldhouse at 8:30 pm when they take on the Clarke University Crusaders from Iowa. The Crusaders are currently 6-2.