Lake Forest College Sports Information
February 6, 2007
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Lake Forest Holds Off Illinois College for Fourth Win in a Row
Patrick Hanley leads the Foresters with 22 points and 11 rebounds

Patrick Hanley
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Forester men’s basketball team hosted and defeated Illinois College 65-61 Tuesday (February 6) night after weather and traffic issues delayed the start of the women’s and men’s doubleheader by two hours. Lake Forest’s fourth straight victory raised the team’s overall record to 12-8 and Midwest Conference mark to 8-5. The Blueboys fell to 8-13 overall and 3-11 in the league.

Junior forward Patrick Hanley (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) led all players in the game with 11 rebounds and a career-high 22 points. He shot 6-for-13 from the field, 2-for-6 from three-point range, and 8-for-12 from the free throw line. He also added two assists and as many steals in his second career double-double. Freshman forward Hoyt Rees (Yorkville, Ill./Yorkville) and sophomore guard Jeremy Beyersdorf (Neenah, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) also reached double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Rees was 5-for-8 from the field and added six rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Beyersdorf knocked down eight of 12 shots from the foul line. Senior forward Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) failed to make a three-pointer for the first time this year but dished out a season-high seven assists.

The Foresters shot 42.2 percent from the field, 5-for-20 from three-point range, and 22-for-33 from the free throw line. Illinois College shot 37.1 percent from the floor, 4-for-23 from beyond the arc, and 11-for-18 from the charity stripe. Lake Forest held a slight 36-34 edge in rebounds and committed a dozen of the game’s 22 turnovers.

The Blueboys scored the first basket of the game but that turned out to be their only lead of the contest. Lake Forest. A pair of Hanley free throws with 11 minutes remaining in the opening period finished off a 13-3 Forester run and gave the home team a 10-point lead. The difference reached as many as 13 points later in the half and Lake Forest led 34-25 at intermission.

The Foresters’ lead in the second half reached as many as 12 points early in the period and again with 1:09 left on the game clock. Illinois College, however, outscored their hosts 9-1 over the next minute before three Beyersdorf free throws in the final 10 seconds sealed the win for Lake Forest.

The Foresters are currently fourth in the league standings with three games left on the regular season schedule. The first of those contests will be played at Grinnell College Saturday (February 10) afternoon at 3:00.

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