Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 1, 2007
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Lake Forest Splits First Two Midwest Conference Games of the Season
Foresters fall to Lawrence on Friday, defeat Beloit on Saturday

Hoyt Rees
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Forester men’s basketball team split a pair of Midwest Conference games at home over the weekend (November 30-December 1). Lake Forest fell 77-49 to Lawrence University Friday night before defeating Beloit College 66-50 on Saturday. The Foresters are now 2-4 overall with a 1-1 record in league play.

Sophomore Hoyt Rees (Yorkville, Ill./Yorkville) led Lake Forest with 13 points and eight rebounds against Lawrence. He shot 5-for-7 from the field. Junior Jeremy Beyersdorf (Neenah, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) was next with nine points and sophomore Victor Campbell (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) added eight.

The Foresters shot 38.1 percent from the floor, 3-for 16 (18.8%) from three-point range, and 14-for-19 (73.7%) from the foul line. The Vikings knocked down 44.4 percent of their field goal attempts, including 12 of 28 (42.9%) from beyond the arc, and shot 9-for-15 (60%) from the line. Lawrence out-rebounded the home team 37-30 and committed just eight turnovers to the Foresters’ 20.

The lead changed hands eight times in the first 11 minutes and Lawrence, which led by as many as six in the first half, held a 26-23 advantage at intermission. The visitors pulled away with a 27-6 run during the first 10 minutes of the second half and led by as many as 30 later in the period.

Rees and senior Laird Walker (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet) shared team-high honors with a dozen points apiece against Beloit. Beyersdorf and Campbell also reached double figures with 11 points each. Walker led the squad with nine rebounds and Rees had six steals.

Lake Forest shot 42.3 percent from the field, including a 5-for-18 (27.8%) performance from three-point range, and knocked down 17 of 25 (68%) free throws. The Buccaneers made exactly half of their field goal attempts, shot 4-for-12 (33.3%) from beyond the arc, and connected on eight of 13 (61.5%) foul shots. The Foresters out-rebounded their guests 36-19 and committed seven fewer turnovers (22-15).

There were three ties and eight lead changes in the first half. The Foresters trailed 17-16 with eight minutes left in the opening period before a three-pointer by Beyersdorf started an 11-0 run and gave Lake Forest the lead for good. Beloit trimmed the margin to five (29-24) at halftime and to three with a basket to open the second half. Forester runs of 10-1 and 12-3 kept the Bucs from mounting a comeback.

The gym lost power twice late in the game and the coaches and officials agreed to let the final 87 seconds tick off the clock in near-complete darkness.

Lake Forest will host North Central College Wednesday (December 5) night at 7:30 before closing out the fall semester at Dominican University the following Tuesday (December 11) at 9:00 p.m.

Lake Forest - Lawrence Box Score
Lake Forest - Beloit Box Score