This could be the right time to travel to Olney as the team is reeling on a two-game losing streak or it could be the perfect trap game to stop the bleeding. The Lakers look to create a two-game winning streak after picking up a big win on Wednesday. 

Here is a preview of tonight’s game. 

Team Records: Lake Land (8-4, 1-2) @ Olney Central College (6-4, 1-1)

Where: Gene Duke Court 

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at Gene Duke Court

Tip-Off: 3:00 p.m.

Opponent’s Past Results: Since winning six of their first eight games of the season, Olney has slipped to a two-game losing streak. Among similar opponents, Olney owns a 100-64 win over Southeastern Illinois followed by an 88-61 win over Shawnee. Among their last two losses, that include a 73-67 loss to Vincennes University and a 92-75 loss to John A. Logan. 

Oney’s Top Players: Mershon Dickerson, a 6-foot-4 freshman out of Louisville, Kentucky, is averaging 20.1 points per game. He is also shooting 48.6% from three-point range and 51.1% from the floor. Three other players are averaging double figures for a team that is averaging 83.3 points per game. The top rebounder is Gavin Gilstrap, a 6-foot-10 sophomore out of Spokane Washington at 7.7 rebounds per game. 

Opponent’s Potential Starting Lineup

G: Mershon Dickerson, 6-foot-4 freshman: 20.1 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.1 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG

G: DelShawn Simms, 5-foot-8 freshman: 13.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 3.7 APG, 1.9 SPG, 0.2 BPG

G: Darien Lewis, 5-foot-11 freshman: 13.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 5.9 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.0 BPG

F: Benjamin Faatz, 6-foot-10 sophomore: 2.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.0 APG, 0.4 SPG, 0.4 BPG

F: Gain Gilstrap, 6-foot-10 sophomore, 12.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1.3 APG, 0.7 SPG, 1.1 BPG

Lake Land’s Past Results: Last weekend, Lake Land lost to Kaskaskia 92-85, but rebounded with an 87-76 win over Lewis & Clark on Wednesday. Yassen Hussein led the way with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Amar Kuljuhovic added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Daillis Cox contributed 17 points as well. 

Lake Land’s Recent Starting Lineup

G: Arnardo Camacho, 6-foot-4 sophomore: 8.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 7.5 APG, 1.9 SPG, 0.3 BPG

G: Johnny Close, 6-foot-4 sophomore: 13.3 PPG, 1.2 RPG, 0.9 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.1 BPG

G: Dailliss Cox, 6-foot-6 sophomore: 14.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG

F: Amar Kuljuhovic, 6-foot-9 sophomore: 12.0 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 1.3 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.0 BPG

F: Yassen Hussein, 6-foot-9 sophomore: 13.8 PG, 7.5 RPG, 1.3 APG, 0.5 SPG, 2.6 BPG