Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 3, 2006
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Lake Forest Splits Midwest Conference Road Games
Patrick Hanley pulls down 22 rebounds on the weekend

Patrick Hanley
APPLETON, Wis. - The Forester men’s basketball team split a pair of Midwest Conference road games over the weekend (December 2-3). Lake Forest won 66-58 Saturday evening at Beloit College before falling 69-59 on Sunday at Lawrence University, the nation’s 17th-ranked team. The Foresters are 4-2 overall this season. Beloit fell for the fourth time in as many games and Lawrence raised its record to 4-1.

Lake Forest freshman forward Hoyt Rees (Yorkville, Ill./Yorkville) came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points at Beloit. He shot 10-for-11 from the free throw line and added six rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Junior forward Laird Walker (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet) and senior forward Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) also reached double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Sophomore forward Patrick Hanley (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) led the squad with eight rebounds.

Both teams shot 41 percent from the field but the Foresters were 20-for-25 from the foul line while the Buccaneers shot just 3-for-6. Lake Forest also out-rebounded the home team 39-31.

Lake Forest led by a small margin for most of the first half and by as many as seven points in the period. The Foresters went to the locker room at halftime with a 34-31 edge. Beloit took its first lead of the second half with 11:17 to play and led 52-48 with 7:12 to play. A 15-3 run by Lake Forest put the visitors ahead by eight with 33 second left and they eventually won by the same margin.

Lake Forest sophomore guard Jeremy Beyersdorf (Neenah, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) led all players with 19 points on Sunday, matching the career high he set a week earlier. He shot 4-for-6 from three-point range and added four steals. Hanley scored 15 points and added a game-high 14 rebounds and five assists. Wehner was next on the squad with 14 points.

Lake Forest shot 40.7 percent from the floor while the Vikings knocked down 55.6 percent of field goal attempts. Lawrence also shot 8-for-13 from beyond the arc and out-rebounded the Foresters 35-27. The visitors held a 15-10 edge in turnovers.

After a handful of lead changes early in the game, Lawrence pulled away to a 13-point advantage and led 42-31 at halftime. A pair of Beyersdorf three-pointers cut the Viking advantage to seven points early in the second half. The home team led by as many as 16 points and by at least 10 for most of the period.

The Foresters will host Milwaukee School of Engineering Tuesday (December 5) night at 7:00.

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