Lake Land men’s basketball team (7-20, 2-13) fell to Vincennes University on Wednesday night, 100-59, in its final home game of the season.
It was a disappointing sophomore night for the Lakers, as the game seemed over before it started.
Adam Price first got Lake Land on the scoreboard with a basket to make it a 3-2. Six minutes later, Price went to the free-throw line and hit two free throws for Lake Land’s next two points. However, before Price’s trip to the free throw line, Vincennes scored 24 straight points to immediately blow the game open at 27-2 with 12 minutes left in the first half.
Lake Land didn’t let Vincennes expand its lead much more the rest of the half, eventually cutting the deficit to 18. However, they trailed 56-35 at halftime.
Despite the large deficit, the Lakers shot fairly well in the first half at 43%. The big problem in the first half for Lake Land was turnovers, as the Lakers committed 12 in the game’s first 20 minutes.
The closest Lake Land could get to Vincennes in the second half was 20, after a Jevon Morris basket to make the score 59-39 with just under 15 minutes remaining. A 16-3 Trailblazer run closed any chance of a comeback, putting Vincennes ahead 75-42 with eight minutes left.
Vincennes continued to extend its lead the rest of the game.
Jevon Morris paced the Lakers offensively with 23 points. Jacarius Burks added 10.
Vincennes put five players in double figures, led by Kevin Osawe’s 34 points.
Ball-handling continued to be a problem for Lake Land in the second half. The Lakers finished with 25 turnovers, compared to Vincennes’ 11.
The Lakers will hit the road for the remainder of their games this season. Their next game will be at Lewis and Clark this Saturday at 3 p.m.