|Lake Forest College Sports Information
November 22, 2003
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID
Foresters Fall to Carthage in First Game of the
LAKE FOREST, IL - The Lake Forest College men's basketball team dropped a 79-52 decision at home to Carthage College Saturday (November 22) night in the Foresters' season opener. Carthage raised its record to 2-0 on the year.
Sophomore forward Franklyn Beckford (Jacksonville, IL/Jacksonville) led the Foresters with 13 points and six rebounds. He shot 4-for-7 from the field on the evening. Sophomore guard Greg Klos (Carol Stream, IL/Glenbard North) and junior forward Eric McDonald (Elk Grove, IL/Elk Grove) also reached double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sophomore forward Maurice Smith (Loves Park, IL/Harlem) was 3-for-6 from three-point range and had nine points.
Lake Forest shot 35.2% from the field and 29.2% from beyond the arc. Carthage connected on 58.5% of its field goal attempts, including 38.9% of those from long-range. The Redmen committed 11 turnovers while the Foresters turned the ball over just ten times.
Beckford scored the game's first basket but Carthage quickly built a 15-8 lead. A pair of three-pointers by Smith cut the margin to just one before an 18-5 Carthage run put the Redmen ahead 33-19. Lake Forest cut the lead to eight but gave up the final three points of the first half and trailed 39-28 at the break. Carthage's lead gradually grew throughout the final 20 minutes and reached 27 by game's end.
The Foresters will host Lakeland College Tuesday (November 25) night at 7:00 p.m. in another non-Midwest Conference game. After playing twice in the Midwest Challenge Thanksgiving weekend (November 29-30), the team will begin conference play against Knox College next Wednesday (December 3).