Lake Forest College Sports Information
January 15, 2005
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Lake Forest Falls at St. Norbert and Carroll
Team will play next two games at home 


Franklyn Beckford led the team in scoring in both games.
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.

Carroll out-shot Lake Forest, both from the floor (48.0% to 45.1%) and from three-point range, where the home team was 7-for-11 while the Foresters shot just 6-for-20. The visitors were 11-for-14 free throw line but had fewer than half as many attempts as the Pioneers, who shot 22-of-29. Lake Forest held a slight edge (28-27) in rebounds and committed a season-low nine turnovers, but forced just six miscues.

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.

Lake Forest - St. Norbert Box Score
Lake Forest - Carroll Box Score