Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 12th, 2000
Contact:  Scott Rucker, SID

4-0 Foresters Ranked 16th in the Nation
Team moves up two places since last week

Head Coach Chris Conger's Foresters are ranked 16th in the nation after a 4-0 start.
LAKE FOREST, IL - The Lake Forest College men's basketball team is off to its best start since the 1985-86 season and people are starting to sit up and take notice. According to the latest national rankings posted by, the Foresters are 16th-best team in NCAA Division III basketball. The same source had the Foresters in the 18th spot a week ago.

The 1999-2000 Midwest Conference Champion Foresters have begun the 2000-01 campaign with four straight wins and will look to make it five against Milwaukee School of Engineering on Tuesday (December 12th) night. The last time the team started a season with five consecutive victories was in 1985 and the last time they opened with more than five wins was in 1976 when they rattled off 7 straight before suffering their first loss.

Lake Forest cracked the top 25 last week following their 85-67 defeat of (then) 5th-ranked University of Chicago on November 28th. The rather lopsided victory ended Chicago's 38-game home winning streak, the longest active streak in Division III at the time.

The move up two slots is partly due to the school record number of points scored by the Foresters in their 133-110 victory over Grinnell College on December 2nd. Lake Forest made 50 of 57 field goal attempts (87.7%) and 33 of 44 free throws (75%) in the game.

Looking ahead, the Foresters will travel south to play Palm Beach Atlantic College, the 19th-ranked team in NAIA on December 27th and NCAA Division II member Lynn University on January 2nd before continuing with their conference schedule.

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