|Lake Forest College Sports Information
November 27, 2005
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID
Foresters Win at Benedictine, Fall to Carleton over the Weekend
LAKE FOREST, IL - The Lake Forest College men’s basketball team split a pair of non-conference games over the weekend (November 26-27). The Foresters won 80-73 at Benedictine University on Saturday and fell 58-42 to Carleton College on Sunday and are now 1-3 on the season.
Senior forward Franklyn Beckford (Jacksonville, IL/Jacksonville) led all players with 26 points and eight rebounds on Saturday. He was 10-for-11 from the field and added two assists and two steals. Junior guard Brad Wehner (Sheboygan, WI/Sheboygan North) scored 17 points, shot 6-for-9 from the floor and 3-for-5 from three-point range, and pulled down five rebounds in the contest. Senior forward Brad Rathe (Deer Park, IL/Lake Zurich) added 11 points and five boards and senior guard Adesina Benton (Richton Park, IL/Argo) scored 10 and had three assists and a pair of steals.
The Foresters posted a .569 field goal percentage in the game and knocked down eight of 18 three-point attempts. They were also 16-for-20 from the foul line. The Eagles connected on 46.7% of the field goal attempts, shot 9-for-23 from beyond the arc, and made eight of 11 free throws. Lake Forest out-rebounded Benedictine 30-25 and the teams combined for just 18 turnovers.
Benedictine’s 5-4 edge early in the opening period was the home team’s only lead of the game. A 19-6 Forester run in the middle of the period gave the visitors a 15-point advantage, which was reduced to five by 10 consecutive Eagle points. Lake Forest led 45-36 at halftime. Benedictine chipped away at the deficit and tied the game at 64 with 3:11 to play. The Foresters then pulled away with a 16-6 run.
Wehner and senior guard Greg Klos (Carol Stream, IL/Glenbard North) were the only Lake Forest players in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively, on Sunday. Beckford and senior guard Dodd Browning led the squad with five rebounds each and Benton recorded four steals.
The Knights made exactly half of their field goal attempts and each of their eight free throws. Carleton also shot 4-for-14 from three-point range. The Foresters shot just 30.4% from the field, 4-for-18 from beyond the arc, and 10-for-14 from the foul line. Lake Forest held a 32-25 edge in rebounds and committed 14 of the game’s 25 turnovers.
The home team led 20-15 midway through the first half but Carleton closed out the period with a 22-2 run and led 39-24 at intermission. The Foresters closed the gap to nine points early in the second half but would get no closer.
Lake Forest will begin Midwest Conference play at home next weekend (December 2-3). The Foresters will host St. Norbert College at 7:30 Friday night and Carroll College at 4:00 the following afternoon.