The Lakers rolled past Southwest Illinois, 82-43, Monday night. Before that, Lake Land (26-3, 15-2 in the GRAC) had last played Feb. 15 when it defeated Southwest Illinois College 82-67.
Illinois Central moved up four spots to No. 9 after defeating then-No. 3 Lincoln Land on Saturday, 70-66. The Loggers, conversely, dropped two spots to No. 5. Illinois Central has not lost since its loss to the Lakers, a 10-game stretch.
The Lakers next travel to face Rend Lake in their season-finale. The Region 24 tournament, which determines who advances to the national Division II tournament, takes place in Peoria on March 7-8.
NJCAA DIVISION II POLL
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