Wright State Lake Lakers took on Kent State Tuscarwas Golden Eagles on a cold saturday afternoon. The Lakers and Golden Eagles were in a close game the entire afternoon. The Lakers controlled the lead for majority of the game leading by as much as 9 points. Blake Stephens had his best game in his Laker career pouring in 32 points on 10/14 shooting draining 4 threes. Stephens carried the Lakers until the last 2.6 seconds. The Lakers down 1 came out of the time out with the ball at half court on the left sideline. Lakers executed the after time out play to perfection, Mohamed Haji-Yusuf received the ball, from Jake Ryan, and calmly drained the 3 with time running out. Haji-Yusuf's shot gave the Lakers their first win of second semester.
Inside the Box Score:
- Lakers won the rebounding battle 44-41, including 18 offensive rebounds
- Blake Stephens has now hit at least 2 3FGs in 4 straight games.
- Mohamed Haji-Yusuf scored 21 points including 5/5 from 3.
- Long range game: the two teams combined for 27 made 3FGs in the game today. Kent State Tuscarawas hit 15/35 and Wright State Lake went 12/31 from distance
What Coach Says:
Coach Richard Westerlund said, "I am really happy for our guys to get this win. They've been working very hard in practice, and its nice to get a nice team win like this. I loved our execution for the game winner, the guys really responded well and Bird hit a big time shot." Westerlund also said, "Blake was phenomenal tonight. He was really locked in. He is our X-factor, if he's going offensively we are a better team. We do need to do a better job guarding the basketball. Tusc put us in rotation a lot tonight, we have to do a better job on the defensive end. We are going to enjoy this one, and back to practice on Monday to prepare for Grace Bible."