Wright State Lake Lakers were on the road again to take on the Patriots of Southern State. This game was a back and forth game for the entire 40 minutes. The Lakers went into the half down 37-31. In the first half Seamus Anglin carried the green and gold scoring 16 of his career high 26 points. In the second half the Lakers battled through phyiscal play and foul troubles but still fought to get back into the game. Unfortunately the Lakers could not hit the one shot to get them over the hump. The Patriots went on to win 76-70 over the Lakers.
Inside the Box Score:
- Anglin had a career high 26 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Lakers.
- Free Throw Line Decides Game: Lakers won every statistical category except the free throw line. The Patriots shot 23/27 from the line as opposed to the Lakers 11/15.
- Lakers had a season low 8 turnovers in the game today.
- Mohamed Haji-Yusuf drained 4 of the Lakers 9 threes in the contest.
What Coach Says:
Coach Westerlund said, "Today was a tough one, we had some tough breaks late with some calls, but ultimately our first half defense was what I point to. We went through the motions defensively first half, and that just isn't going to get it done. Our guys will respond from this though, I love the character of my group, and I loved the way we battled through so much adversity in the second half." On Seamus Anglin, "I think Seamus is our most improved player. He's come a long way since we first started this season, and I was really happy to see him play the way he did today."