Bench Powers Lakers to Victory

Bench Powers Lakers to Victory

The Lakers took on Southern State Patriots for the second time on the year and was able to successfully complete the sweep with an 86-64 victory. The Lakers were led by Isaac Clay's 18 points 6 rebounds and 4 assists, but the real difference in the game was the Lakers bench. David Swillum and Chaz Painter each chipped in an efficient 16 points off the bench. The Lakers started off slow only taking a 41-33 lead into the half. Out of the half the Lakers showed a more discipline and slowly wore down the short-handed Patriots. The Lakers were never threatened in the second half and cruised to another big victory. 


Inside the Box Score:

  • After only 4 first half offensive rebounds the Lakers pounded the glass in the second half and finished with 22 offensive rebounds for the game
  • Lakers out shot the Patriots 80-66
  • Battle of 3 point line: the Lakers shot 10/26 from the 3 point line compared to the Patriots 2/9
  • Lakers outrebounded the Patriots 51-26


What Coach Says:

Coach Richard Westerlund said this about the team's performance: "I am always happy to get the win. I didn't think we were as sharp as we should have been, I thought we got a little ahead of ourselves at times, but I'd rather us learn in a win rather than a loss. I was really proud of David and Chaz's play off the bench. They did a great job providing the spark we needed." On Isaac Clay's play, "Isaac is someone who has continued to drastically improve and I am so happy for him to have a big game like he did today. We need Isaac's offense so when he plays the way he did we are a different team." On the game versus Warren Wilson, "I think our guys were looking ahead of today to play Warren Wilson. We are excited to welcome the #8 team in the country into our building. I believe WWC will be a national tournament team so this is a great measuring stick for us. We are prepared and excited for the opportunity."


Up Next:

#8 Warren Wilson, Sunday December 10th 3p tip off in Celina, OH.