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Lakers come up short vs. Reivers

November 27, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

The Iowa Lakes Men's Basketball Team gave its all in a heart breaker to Iowa Western 76-73.

The Lakers led by as many as 12 points in the first half before watching the lead disappear under a barrage of 3-pointers by the Reivers.

The Lakers finished the half strong to retake a 48-39 lead at the break.

Iowa Lakes then had chances to tie or win down the stretch and came up with a couple missed shots and free throws.

"It was a good college basketball game and both teams played hard," said Iowa Lakes coach Troy Larson. "I thought we got tired a bit in the second half due to their athleticism, but we were able to fight through that and gave ourselves a chance to win, but couldn't convert."

Kelly Madison led the Lakers with 14 points and six rebounds.

Josh Schaben shot 7-of-9 from the field and finished with 16 points and six boards.

Deondre Parks tossed in 13 points while Ben Shellim had six and Kevin Larson and Mark Miedema each had four.

Larson had five assists.

Iowa Lakes shot 55.6 percent (30-of-54) from the field, but were 6-of-17 from 3-point range.

Iowa Western got 10 more shots, mostly due to having just five turnovers compared to the Lakers' 13. The Reivers were 29-for-64 from the field and 9-for-21 from 3-point range.

Iowa Western, ranked 11th in Division I, was led by Devin Brooks and Billy Dee Williams with 21 points each. Daouda Soumaora chipped in 17 points.

Iowa Lakes (4-3 overall) will host Morningside JV at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2.



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