The Lake Land men’s basketball (5-18, 1-12) fell to Wabash Valley (15-8, 8-3) Wednesday night, 105-70.
Wabash Valley shot well all night, hitting 14-of-20 3-pointers and 57 percent from the field overall. Lake Land’s offense couldn’t keep up, letting the game get out of hand in the second half.
Lake Land led for most of the first eight minutes of the first half before Wabash Valley took the lead at 16-15. Then, the Lakers let Wabash Valley take the game away from them.
After giving up the lead, Lake Land’s offense seemed to shut down, allowing Wabash Valley to go on a 21-2 run to build a commanding lead, 33-17, with just under seven minutes left in the half. Wabash Valley would eventually extend its lead to 40-21, before a 7-0 Lake Land run cut the lead to 12 with two minutes to go.
An old-fashioned three point-play converted by Adam Price at the end of the half made the score 47-33 at intermission.
Wabash Valley didn’t cool off coming out of halftime.
The Warriors gave the Lakers no chance to think about a comeback as they built their lead to 20 less than three minutes into the second half.
A 3-point barrage over the next several minutes suddenly extended Wabash Valley’s lead to 75-44 with 12 minutes remaining in the game. The Lakers would get no closer than 24 the rest of the way.
Price paced the Lakers with 15 points while Jason Larson contributed 12 points off the bench.
Wabash Valley was led by Amir Yusuf with 17 points. Justin Boyd scored 15 points on 5-6 shooting from behind the arc.
Lake Land will return to action Saturday at John A. Logan at 3 p.m.