Lake Forest College Sports Information
November 28, 2004
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Lake Forest Wins One of Two at Midwest Challenge
Foresters fall to host Webster, defeat Eureka 


Eric McDonald was named to the all-tournament Team.
ST. LOUIS, MO - The Forester men’s basketball team won one of two games at the Midwest Challenge at Webster University over the weekend (November 27-28). Lake Forest fell 75-57 to the hosts on Saturday before defeating Eureka College 68-53 in the consolation game on Sunday. The Foresters are now 2-3 on the season.

Senior Eric McDonald (Elk Grove, IL/Elk Grove) scored a game-high 23 points in the loss to Webster and was the only Forester in double figures. He shot 8-for-11 from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range, and knocked down five of his six free throw attempts.

Junior Dodd Browning (Champaign, IL/Central) recorded a career-high six assists in the game and classmate Franklyn Beckford (Jacksonville, IL/Jacksonville) led the squad with six rebounds.

Webster shot 52.7% from the floor and 46.7% from three-point range. The Foresters connected on 44.4% of their field goal attempts and five of 22 shots (22.7%) from beyond the arc. Both teams pulled down 27 rebounds and the visitors turned the ball over 18 times, 11 more than the Gorloks.

McDonald again led all players with 24 points against Eureka on Sunday. He shot 10-of-14 from the field and 3-of-3 from the foul line and led the team with seven rebounds. Junior Greg Klos (Carol Stream, IL/Glenbard North) also reached double figures with 13 points and shot 3-for-4 from three-point range. Junior Brad Rathe (Deer Park, IL/Lake Zurich) scored nine points, pulled down five rebounds, and dished out a game-high five assists.

The Foresters posted a .491 field goal percentage, a .563 mark (9-for-16) from beyond the arc, and made all seven of their free throws. Eureka shot just 36.7% from the floor and 23.1% (3-of-13) from long-range. Lake Forest out-rebounded the Red Devils 34-21 but committed six more turnovers (19-13).

Eureka scored the game’s first basket before a 14-0 Forester run. The Red Devils responded with 10 straight points and eventually tied the game at 34 before Rathe hit the final basket of the first half. After giving up the first four points after intermission, Lake Forest scored 13 in a row to take a 49-38 lead with 13:40 left. Another 13-0 run extended the margin to 20 points (64-44) and sealed the victory.

The Foresters will open Midwest Conference play next Saturday (December 4) afternoon (4:00) at Monmouth College before hosting Knox College the following Tuesday (December 7).

Lake Forest - Webster Box Score
Lake Forest - Eureka Box Score