Jae Lynn Riggleman

The game was determined in the first five minutes.

The Lakers started the first quarter on a 14-0 run, not giving up a point until a Dominique Hollins layup with 4:25 gave Prairie State College its first points.

The lead in the first would stay between 10 and 14, with Prairie State never threating to cut into the lead further. At the end of the first quarter, it was 24-10.

By halftime, the lead had doubled to 48-20.

The Lakers added another 14 points to their advantage in the second half en route to an 87-45 victory Monday in the Lakers Classic at the Lake Land Fieldhouse. The Lakers swept their three games.

Freshman Jae Lynn Riggleman hit four of seven 3-pointers to post a team-high 16 points for Lake Land, which made 48% of its shots overall.

No Lakers players competed fewer than 12 minutes, 12 players scored and recorded an assist and 13 players grabbed at least one rebound.

Kamaria Grant scored 12

The Lakers (14-1) next travel to Springfield on Saturday to play fifth-ranked  Lincoln Land Community College (13-1).

The Lakers hit 49% of its shots from the field while the Pioneers hit on 29% overall. From 3-point range, Lake Land  made 10 of 31 attempts and Prairie State hit five of 20. The Lakers forced the Pioneers into 17 turnovers with only five of their own.