Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 5, 2006
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Foresters Defeat Milwaukee School of Engineering
Laird Walker records first career double-double

Laird Walker
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Lake Forest College men’s basketball team hosted and defeated Milwaukee School of Engineering 68-61 Tuesday (December 5) night. The Foresters raised their record on the year to 5-2 and handed the Raiders their first loss in seven games this season.

Senior forward Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) led Lake Forest with 17 points and shot 5-for-8 from three-point range. Junior forward Laird Walker (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet) was next on the team with 13 points and, with a career-high 11 rebounds, recorded his first collegiate double-double. Both Wehner and Walker also blocked a pair of shots in the contest. Sophomore guard Jeremy Beyersdorf (Neenah, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) also reached double figures with 10 points. Sophomore forward Patrick Hanley (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) had eight points, eight rebounds, and tied Beyersdorf with a team-high four assists.

The Foresters shot 47.1 percent from the field, including a 6-for-14 performance from beyond the arc. The home team was also 14-for-24 from the free throw line. M.S.O.E. posted a .409 field goal percentage, knocked down four three-pointers in nine attempts, and missed just five of 26 free throws. The home team held a slight 31-30 edge in rebounds and committed 10 turnovers while forcing 14 Raider miscues.

Neither team led by more than five points early in the game until a 13-0 Lake Forest run gave the Foresters a 26-16 lead late in the first half. The home team held a 31-22 edge at intermission.

M.S.O.E. scored the first seven points of the second half to pull to within two but would get no closer until closing to within a single point (44-43) with slightly more than nine minutes left on the clock. Moments later a 16-4 run by the Foresters put them ahead by 13 and the Raiders were unable to get closer than six points the rest of the way.

Lake Forest’s next game will be against North Park University in San Diego, California, on Tuesday, December 19. The Foresters will play either Coe College or Dominican University the next day in the Midwest Invitational Championship or Consolation Game.

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