|Lake Forest College Sports Information
January 13, 2007
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID
Foresters Suffer Pair of One-Point Losses in Conference Play
Senior forward Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) led Lake Forest with 20 points on Friday. He shot 7-for-12 from the field and 6-for-9 from three-point range, falling just one shy of the school record for three-pointers made in a game. Junior forward Laird Walker (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet) was next on the squad with 19 points and he led the team with eight rebounds. Sophomore forward Patrick Hanley (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) led the Foresters with four assists and freshman forward Hoyt Rees (Yorkville, Ill./Yorkville) had three steals.
Ripon out-shot Lake Forest 55.8-43.6 percent from the field. The Foresters shot 9-for-22 from three-point range and 15-for-19 from the foul line. The Red Hawks made just two of 11 shots from beyond the arc and 13 of 18 free throws. The home team was out-rebounded 30-26 but had fewer turnovers (18-16).
Ripon led by as many as 10 points in the first period and 37-32 at halftime. The Foresters came back and took the lead with 10:46 to play. The home team led by seven before a 9-0 Red Hawk run gave the visitors the edge with 1:44 remaining. Lake Forest trailed by two again before Wehner knocked down a three-pointer with 7.5 seconds left. A Ripon jumper at the buzzer, however, gave the visitors the victory.
Lake Forest shot 43.8 percent from the floor and 7-for-17 from three-point range. The Green Knights connected on 45.7 percent of their field goal attempts and shot 10-for-15 from beyond the arc. The Foresters were out-rebounded 29-24 but committed just 11 turnovers while forcing 15 by St. Norbert.
The Foresters knocked down three straight three-pointers late in the first half to take a nine-point lead and held a 26-22 advantage at halftime. The game remained close throughout the second half and the visitors pulled ahead by one with 3:51 to play. Lake Forest regained the lead on a Walker layup but, after a scoreless possession by each team, a St. Norbert jumper with 2:17 to go provided the game’s final points.
Lake Forest will resume league play on the road next weekend (January 19-20). The Foresters will play at Carroll College Friday night at 7:30 and at Ripon College Saturday afternoon at 4:00.