|Lake Forest College Sports Information
February 18, 2006
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID
Klos Scores 1,000th Point, Beckford Sets NCAA Record in Win over Grinnell
LAKE FOREST, IL - The Lake Forest College men’s basketball team hosted and defeated Grinnell College 110-93 Saturday (February 18) afternoon. The Foresters finished the year with a 7-16 overall record and a 5-11 mark in Midwest Conference play. Grinnell fell to 14-8 overall and 10-6 in the league.
Senior guard Greg Klos (Carol Stream, IL/Glenbard North) scored 19 points in the game, including the 1,000th of his career. He is the 18th Forester to reach that mark and his 1,016 career points rank tied-for-15th in team history. Klos dished out seven assists and was 3-for-5 from three-point range in the game, giving him 208 three pointers in his career, the program’s second-highest total.
Senior forward Franklyn Beckford (Jacksonville, IL/Jacksonville) shot 14-for-15 from the floor and scored 33 points in the contest. He had connected on his last 12 field goal attempts heading into the game and made his first 14 in the contest to establish a new NCAA Division III record with 26 consecutive field goals made. Beckford finished his career with 1,309 points, the ninth-highest in the program’s history. He also ranks eighth with 632 career rebounds and is the school record holder for field goal percentage in a season (.674 this year) and career (.633).
Senior forward Brad Rathe (Deer Park, IL/Lake Zurich) scored a career-high 29 points and matched his previous best with eight rebounds. He shot 13-for-14 in the contest and 3-for-4 from the foul line. Fellow senior forward Henry Wimp (Chicago, IL/DeLaSalle) added 13 points, matched Rathe’s eight boards, and added three assists and a pair of blocked shots in his first career start. Junior guard Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, WI/Sheboygan North) led all players in the game with nine assists.
Lake Forest missed just seven field goal attempts and shot 86% from the floor in the game. The Foresters were also 3-for-6 from beyond the arc and 21-for-30 from the free throw line. Grinnell shot 45.3% overall, 12-for-38 from three-point range, and 13-for-22 from the line. The home team held a significant 39-21 edge in rebounds and committed 20 turnovers while forcing nine Pioneer miscues.
The Foresters took the lead for good just a few minutes into the contest and their 8-0 run later in the opening half extended the advantage to a dozen points (39-27). Lake Forest gradually extended the margin to as many as 19 in the last minute of the period and led 59-42 at intermission.
Lake Forest regained its 19-point edge three times early in the second half before an 18-6 Grinnell run made the score 74-67 with 12:55 to play. A 16-4 Forester run, however, extended the lead to 19 points once again and the visitors would get no closer than 13 the rest of the way.