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LISLE, Ill.- Junior Bobby Komorowski scored a team-high 21 points, but the Lakeland College men's basketball team came up short in a 87-82 loss against Benedictine University in Northern Athletics Conference action Saturday evening in Lisle, Ill.
From the starting tip the Muskies (12-9, 7-6 NAC) trailed the majority of the game and were cold from 3-point range, shooting only 9.1 percent. Benedictine controlled much of the game, but only took a three point lead at halftime.
Junior Josh Regal (Suring, Wis.) hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 33 with 18:54 left in the game, but the Muskies could never maximize on its opportunities to take the lead in the second half.
The Eagles went up by as many as 14 points in the mid second half to eventually secure the conference win.
Head coach Aaron Aanonsen was disappointed with the loss, but thought the team played well overall.
"Overall, we played pretty well," said Aanonsen. "We lost the rebounding war again and we didn't make the defensive stops we needed to take the lead when it mattered. We had some nice looks, but we just couldn't convert."
Lakeland allowed too many second chance opportunities as they got out rebounded 42-31. The Eagles scored 18 points to Lakeland's eight off of second chances.
Freshman guard Tim Rotruck (Milwaukee) nearly missed a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Freshman Justin Ward (Wisconsin Dells, Wis.) added 19 points and six rebounds.
Regal and junior Jack Ridgway (Sioux Falls, S.D.) added nine points apiece. Komorowski (Germantown, Wis.) ended the night with two rebounds and two steals to go along with his 21 points.
Lakeland returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 9, as they host first place Concordia, Wis. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. in the Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium.