Lakeland Snaps Two-Game Losing Streak With 104-64 Win Over Northland Baptist
Athletics - posted on 1/10/2007
The Lakeland Muskies cruised past Northland Baptist Bible College, 104-65, on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Moose and Dona Woltzen Gymnasium located on the Lakeland campus.
"It was great team effort and everyone contributed," said Lakeland College head coach Kyle Brumett. "I thought the guys we brought off the bench kept the energy up. We shot at well over 50 percent and we rebounded well with 46. It was the season high 21 assists which I set as a goal for today's game."
The Muskies had five players score in double digits with junior Zach Buchman coming off the bench to score 14 points. Junior Danny Ehnert followed with 13 points and led the Muskie defense with eight rebounds. Juniors Kris Saiberlich and David Hoerres both tallied 11 points, while junior Shane Grube added 10. Sophomore Peter Worth led the team in assists with four.
"I thought Kris played really well and so did Danny," said Brumett. "I thought those two players played better than they have been playing."
The Muskies, who shot 52 percent from the field, went on a 30-2 run with 10:29 remaining in the first half to go up, 47-21, at the half. Lakeland continued to roll in the second half, going up by as many as 44 points in the game. No player played more than 20 minutes on the evening for Lakeland and 11 players came off the bench to play for the Muskies. The Muskies finished the game with a 39 point lead.
"Since we had the two game losing streak, we were just trying to get back and be together," said Brumett. "We needed to do everything together like talk and help each other so we make sure we're all on the same page. We just really wanted to go out and play this game more as a team and less as individuals."
"We needed this win as a team for us to come together," said Ehnert. "I'm confident (going into Saturday's game). We just need to come together more and we'll be alright."
The Muskies will return home to face defending Lake Michigan Conference tournament champion Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday, with tip-off scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
"Saturday is a big game for us," said Brumett. "We're still disappointed with the outcome of the Edgewood game, but we feel if we can find a way to win on Saturday we're right in the thick of the conference race. With a win Saturday we'd feel we made it in a really tough stretch on schedule where we had four games in eight days. Saturday is huge. We just want to come out and give a team effort and compete."
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