Lakeland Falls to Number One UW-Stevens Point
Athletics - posted on 1/8/2007
Lakeland fell to number one UW-Stevens Point, 97-59, in men's hoops action in Stevens Point on Monday night.
"The only way you're going to beat the number one team in the nation is if they aren't playing like they are number one team," said Lakeland head coach Kyle Brumett. "They played like the number one team tonight."
The Pointers, who lead the country in fewest turnovers, had just six turnovers while the Muskies finished with 15. UW-Stevens Point was also solid on the glass, out-rebounding Lakeland, 39-26.
"When you play a team that good, number one or not, you've got to get breaks and play really well," said Brumett. "We didn't do either tonight. We played hard and had a great effort, but we had too many turnovers and they out-rebounded us."
The Pointers built up a 15 point lead with under nine minutes remaining in the first half. The Muskies would cut the lead to six, but the Pointers answered, going into the locker room with the 45-38 advantage.
Lakeland opened the second half on fire to get within nine points of their opponent. Once again the Pointers jumped back nailing eight 3-point shots and shooting 60% overall to come out on top.
Sophomore Matt Rogers was the lone Muskie to score in double digits with 18 points and four assists. Junior Danny Ehnert led the Muskies in rebounding with eight.
The Muskies return home to play on Wednesday as they take on Northland Baptist. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
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