Athletics News

Lakers vs Concordia Chicago Cougars

Posted by Phil Budervic, Head Men's Basketball Coach on December 05 2013

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.