|Lake Forest College Sports Information
January 15, 2005
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID
Lake Forest Falls at St. Norbert and Carroll
WAUKESHA, WI - The Forester men’s basketball team dropped a pair of Midwest Conference games over the weekend (January 14-15), falling 71-51 at St. Norbert College Friday night and 77-63 at Carroll College Saturday afternoon. Lake Forest is now 8-5 overall and 4-2 in league play.
Junior forward Franklyn Beckford (Jacksonville, IL/Jacksonville) led Lake Forest with a dozen points on Friday. He shot 6-for-10 from the field in the game. Senior forward Eric McDonald (Elk Grove, IL/Elk Grove) was next on the team with nine points. Sophomore guard Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, WI/Sheboygan North) and junior guard Greg Klos (Carol Stream, IL/Glenbard North) led the squad with seven rebounds and four assists, respectively.
The Foresters shot 40.4% from the field, 4-for-16 from three-point range, and 9-for-14 from the foul line. St. Norbert made 49.1% of its field goal attempts, eight of 20 three-pointers, and 11 of 16 free throws. The Green Knights out-rebounded the visitors 35-25 and committed three fewer turnovers (11-8).
St. Norbert led 19-5 after just over nine minutes of play. The Foresters gradually trimmed the deficit to seven points (34-27) at halftime and to just two points twice in the opening minutes of the second half. The home team went on a 13-4 run and later a 9-0 run to extend its advantage to 60-42 with 6:39 remaining. The Foresters would get no closer than 16 points the rest of the way.
Beckford led the team in scoring again on Saturday with 14 points. He shot 5-for-9 from the floor and added a game-high 12 rebounds. Klos also reached double figures with 11 points.
Lake Forest led 7-2 early in the contest before falling behind by as many 11 points (27-16). A 17-5 run gave the Foresters a 33-32 lead, but seven straight Pioneer points, capped by a half-court shot at the buzzer, gave the home team a 39-33 halftime advantage. Carroll led by as many as 13 points early in the second half but the Foresters pulled to within four with 9:42 to play. The lead was five points (64-59) with 2:53 left but the Pioneers shot 11-for-12 from the free throw line down the stretch to pull away.
The Foresters will play a pair of home games next weekend (January 21-22). The team will host Ripon College at 7:30 Friday night and Lawrence University at 4:00 Saturday afternoon.