Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 5th, 2000
Contact:  Scott Rucker, SID

Foresters Defeat Concordia (IL) 65-56
Team defense key to victory

Evan Powers led the Foresters with 14 points against Concordia University.
LAKE FOREST, IL - After scoring a school record 133 points in their defeat of Grinnell College on Saturday (December 2nd), the Lake Forest College men's basketball team had to find a different way to win Tuesday (December 5th) at home against Concordia University (IL). The Foresters shot less than 40% but held the Cougars of Concordia to just 33.9% from the field in the 65-56 non-conference victory.

The low shooting percentages were an indication of the type of aggressive defense both teams were playing. Concordia totaled 14 steals in the game, but turned the ball over 16 times themselves, made only 19 field goals (56 attempts), 2 three-pointers (out of 10) and accumulated just 4 assists. Junior guard Brian Bruha (Hillsboro, WI/Hillsboro) and sophomore guard Lee Taylor (Sheldon, IA/Sheldon) each had a game-high 5 of the Foresters' 14 assists just three days after Taylor himself dished out 13.

The scoring leaders for the home team were their sophomore forwards Evan Powers (Bondurant, IA/Bondurant-Farrar) and Eric Tolar (Maywood, IL/Proviso East). Both shot 4-of-5 from the field and scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. Sophomore guard
Fred Bell (Mequon, WI/Homestead) also scored 11 and senior center J.R. Jurecko (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) chipped in 10 points and pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds. Lake Forest out-rebounded Concordia 41-37.

The Foresters are now 4-0 on the season (1-0 in the Midwest Conference) and will play at home against Milwaukee School of Engineering next Tuesday (December 12th) at 7:00 PM. The non-conference match-up will be the team's final game of the fall semester.

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