Lake Forest College Sports Information
Lake Forest Posts Convincing Victory over
Sophomore forward Hoyt Rees (Yorkville, Ill./Yorkville), who entered the game as the conferences top rebounder, led the home team with 17 points and 15 boards. He shot 7-for-13 from the field and also added four assists and a pair of steals. Senior forward Laird Walker (Chicago, Ill./Whitney M. Young Magnet) scored a dozen points, sophomore guard Victor Campbell (Milwaukee, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) finished with 11 to go with eight rebounds, and freshman guard Pat Ebbing (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) had 10 points for the third game in a row.
The Foresters shot 44.6 percent from the field, 7-for-22 from three-point range, and 7-for-11 from the free throw line. The Blueboys made just 32.1 percent of their field goal attempts, six of 18 shots from beyond the arc, and five of 11 free throws. Lake Forest out-rebounded the visitors 41-31 and committed 16 of the games 27 turnovers.
Illinois College led by as many as five points early in the contest but a 12-1 Forester run gave the home team a 21-14 lead with seven minutes left in the opening period. A three-pointer by Campbell at the first-half buzzer extended the Foresters lead to 34-26 at halftime.
A basket with 17:23 remaining in the game was the Blueboys only score during the first 10-and-a-half minutes of the second half. The Foresters 17 points during that span, including 12 in a row, gave them a 51-28 lead. The difference did not fall below 20 points until the final minute of the game.
Lake Forests next game will be at home against Knox College Saturday (February 2) at 4:00 p.m.