The traveled to South Bend to face the hot shooting Titans Saturday afternoon. The Titans going into the game shooting 45% percent from 3. The Wright State Lake Men's Basketball team came into the game 0-3 but showing improvement with each game. Unfortunately for the Lakers the Titans hot shooting would continue and Lakers were ice cold from the field today. The Titans defeated the Lakers 87-58
How It Happened:
Early on the Lakers paced the Titans with three point baskets from both Gilbert Carter and Tyler Daniel. After the first media time out the Titans led 14-9. Lakers did well to force the Titans into turning it over early, but failed to capitalize offensively. Lakers looked to attack early in the shot clock but were unable to get many shots to fall after the first 6 minutes of the half. The Titans saw their lead build as Jeremy Jones exploded for 4 three pointers in the first half on six attempts. The Titans closed the half on a 29-15 run.
In the second half the Lakers came out with some spark defensively forcing three turnovers and executing offensively with a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 13. After that run the Titans gained control again as the Lakers offense stalled again. For the Lakers frehsman forward, Sean Saintelus was a bright spot on a tough afternoon. He played with tremendous energy scoring 11 points on 5/5 shooting and grabbing 7 rebounds.
By The Numbers:
Wright State Lake forced the Titans into 20 turnovers while only committing 16 themselves... The Lakers shot 31 percent on 22/71 from the field while the Titans shot 47% on 33/69 from the field... Titans won the the 3 point line battle sinking 19 threes compared to the Lakers 8. Gil Carter had his fourth straight game of at least 21 points. Sean Saintelus had a career high 11 points, and has not missed a field goal in his last 9 attempts.
What Coach Says:
"We knew today would be a great challenge with how well they shoot the ball. I thought there was moments where we competed well, but we have to be more consistent. We need to focus on playing a complete 40 minutes", said Coach Richard Westerlund. Coach Westerlund also said, "Offensively we need to do a better job of hitting multiple sides of the floor and getting great shots. We bailed defense out tonight with a lot 1 pass possessions, and that just won't get it done against a quality team like IU South Bend. That said, I am really proud of Sean Saintelus and the way he battled tonight. He has continued to improve with each game... We will get back on the practice floor monday and look to get better. Our team is a work in progress and we will continue to embrace the process."
Wright State Lake Men's Basketball will travel to Hillsboro, OH for the Southern States Shootout where they will take on Elizabethtown (OH) on November 18th 5pm and Southern States on November 19th 2pm.