A second-half comeback proved insufficient for the Lake Land men’s basketball, which suffered another loss, 90-79 to Olney Central.

Lake Land (5-16, 1-10 in GRAC) stayed close for most of the first half, trailing only 49-45 at halftime.

The Lakers took a 14-7 lead three and a half minutes into the game. Lake Land kept the lead until two technical foul free throws by Jevon Morris gave the Knights a 23-22 lead with 11:45 remaining in the first half.

Olney then pushed its lead to 10 with just under a minute left. 

Jason Larson hit two shots from beyond the arc in the final minute to cut their deficit to 49-45.

Jason Larson hit two shots from beyond the arc in the final minute to cut their deficit to 49-45.

Olney Central was able to quickly build its lead to double digits just three minutes into the second half at 57-46. A 3-point shot by JJ Kalakan gave the Knights a 15-point lead at 71-56 with 11 minutes to go.

Lake Land responded. The Lakers went on a 19-4 run to tie the game at 75 after a Ty Waller 3-pointer. 

Kalakan would hit one of two free throws on the other end to take back the lead, before Waller came down and scored again to give the Lakers a 77-76 lead with 5 ½ minutes remaining.

That would be the last lead Lake Land would hold.

Olney Central would go on to score the next nine points to go ahead by eight with  three minutes left. And Lake Land could never reduce its deficit below six the rest of the game.

Olney Central’s Jalen Moore scored 29 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out seven assists. 

Adam Price scored 21 points for Lake Land on 9-of-14 shooting. Waller added 14 points off the bench.

Olney Central improves its conference mark to 8-3, third in the GRAC.

The Lakers next play Shawnee at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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Lake Land453479