The young Wright State Lake Men's Basketball team traveled on the road to take on, NCAA Division II affiliate, Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia. The Lakers came out in the first half sharp offensively scoring 44 points on 51 percent shooting. Unfortunately for the Lakers their defense could not hold their own as the Fighting Scots owned the paint from start to finish, outscoring the Lakers 44-12 in the paint for the game including 20 second chance points. In the second half the Lakers pressured hard to try to find a way back into the game, but went on a scoring drought over 5 minutes in the second half that allowed the Scots to take control of the game. The young Lakers shot a mere 28% in the second half. The Lakers were led by Jalen Huff and Jordan Gorman's 22 points a piece.
Inside the Box Score:
- Second Chance points: Fighting Scots held the advantage 20-9 over the Lakers in second chance points
- Zakarius Milhouse chipped in 10 points off the bench
- The Lakers won the battle of the 3 point line hitting 10/24 3's while the Scots only shot 5/21 from three
- The Fighting Scots shot 54% from the field while the Lakers shot 40% for the game.
What Coach Says:
Coach Richard Westerlund on his team performance, "This team is close. We are learning how to win, and these games are just a part of the process. We are young, and still have a ways to go. I was disappointed in the way we defended today. We allowed them to get to the rim basically at will. We have got to guard better than we did if we want to beat these type of teams on our schedule. I thought our press was a double edged sword tonight. There were moments where it looked really good, and then there were moments where it was just poor. We cannot have the type of mental breakdowns we did and win a game. We have to continue to learn how to play a full 40 minutes on both sides of the ball. Coach Westerlund on Jalen Huff's performance, "Huff was due for a strong game shooting. I was really happy to see him score it the way he did tonight. If he is consistent with this type of production it will add another layer and level to our team." Coach Westerlund on what's next, "I mean our schedule does not get any easier, which this was intentional. We wanted to schedule games that will challenge our guys. We have to focus on changing our best and continuing to grow daily. Our focus is 100% on Huntington on Tuesday."
Tuesday November 14th at home versus Huntington University 7pm