Lake Land’s Maurice Welfare-Harris scored 13 points Wednesday night.

Lake Land’s rally fell short against host Olney Central in an 85-78 men’s college basketball loss on Wednesday night.

The Lakers, who trailed by eight at halftime, saw their deficit increase to 18 early in the second half. That’s when Lake Land rallied, moving to within 66-63 with six minutes remaining.

But the Lakers could not get any closer.

Hunter White scored 11 of his team-high 13 points in the second quarter while Jacarius Burks scored nine of his 13 after halftime. Maurice Welfare-Harris also had 13, and Adam Price contributed 10.

Lake Land next plays host to John A Logan on Saturday.

Blue Knights 85, Lakers 78,

LAKE LAND

Larson 0 0-0 0, May 2 3-3 7, White 5 3-4 13, Welfare-Harris 6 0-0 13, Price 4 1-1 10, Morris 3 2-4 9, Burks 3 7-8 13 , Cohorst 0 0-0 0, Weber 0 0-2 0, Gaines 3 1-1 7, Waller 2 1-1 6. Totals 28 18-25 78.

3-pointers – Welfare-Harris 1, Price 1, Morris 1Waller 1.

Halftime score – Olney Central 40, Lake Land 32.

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