|Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 7, 2004
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID
Victory over Knox Gives Foresters 2-0 Record in MWC
LAKE FOREST, IL - The Lake Forest College men’s basketball team hosted and defeated Knox College 61-59 Tuesday (December 7) night in the Sports Center. The Foresters raised their overall record to 4-3 and their Midwest Conference mark to 2-0 with the victory. Knox fell to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the league.
Junior Greg Klos (Carol Stream, IL/Glenbard North) led Lake Forest with 19 points. He knocked down four three-pointers and shot 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Juniors Dodd Browning (Champaign, IL/Central) and Henry Wimp (Chicago, IL/DeLaSalle) both recorded career-highs with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Browning shot 5-for-6 from the floor and made each of his three-point field goal attempts. Wimp was also 5-for-6 from the field and added two steals and a team-high six rebounds.
Lake Forest’s three-point shooting percentage (.421) was better than its overall mark (.391) and the Foresters knocked down 85% (17-of-20) of its free throw attempts. Knox shot 42% from the field, 30.4% (7-for-23) from three-point range, and 83.3% (10-for-12) from the foul line. The Prairie Fire out-rebounded the home team 30-28 and each team committed 11 turnovers.
Both of the Foresters’ starting forwards were called for two fouls in the game’s first five minutes and Knox capitalized with an 11-2 run to take a 14-7 lead. Lake Forest scored the next five points but a 12-3 run by the visitors put them ahead 26-15 with three-and-a-half minutes remaining in the half. The Foresters, however, scored the period’s final nine points and trailed by just two (26-24) at intermission.
The Lake Forest run continued into the second half as the home team outscored Knox 12-3 in the first seven minutes of the period. The Prairie Fire battled back and regained the lead (42-40) with 5:50 remaining in the game but a three-point play by Browning on the Foresters’ next possession started an 11-0 run and put the home team ahead for good. Lake Forest made 10 consecutive free throws in the game’s final 72 seconds to hold off Knox’s comeback efforts. The visitors recorded a four-point play with 33 seconds left to cut the lead to two and made another three-pointer with four seconds on the clock to pull to within one but ran out of time before attempting a shot to tie or win the game.
The Foresters’ next contest will be in Las Vegas where the team will compete in the D-III Desert Classic in two weeks. The team will take on St. Mary’s College on Maryland at 8:00 p.m. (PST) that Tuesday (December 21) and Adrian College at the same time the following night.Box Score