The Lakers Men's Basketball team opened their home schedule at the Nutter Center, Saturday afternoon, to take on Asbury University. Both teams coming off wins in their previous games were hoping to continue their winning ways. Unfortunately for the Wright State Lakers sloppy play would plague them throughout the afternoon. The Lakers opened up the game with a 15-9 lead but the Eagles of Asbury answered with a run that the Lakers did not overcome in the first half. At the end of the first half the score stood 43-32 with the Lakers down. Coming out of the intermission the Lakers responded with a quick 6-0 to cut the lead to 5, but Asbury behind the dominant second half from Trenton Thompson would settle in and build a steady lead over the Lakers. The Eagles made the Lakers pay for their turnovers and went on to cruise to a 96-70 win. Zakarius Milhouse and Quincy Green led the Lakers with 13 and 12 points respectively.
Inside the Box Score:
- Zakarius Milhouse had an efficient 13 points on 6/9 shooting
- 3 point Barrage: Asbury Eagles drained 13 3's compared to the Lakers 7.
- Lakers had 18 turnovers compared to the Eagles 10
- Rebounding: Lakers held 45-41 rebounding advantage of the Eagles
- Asbury bench scored 42 points compared to the Lakers 35
What Coach Says:
Coach Westerlund on today's game, "We had the conversation with our guys about consistency and what we need in order to be successful. I don't think we gave Asbury our best shot today. We were sloppy and were not sharp. Asbury did a good job of making us pay for our mistakes. We did not move the ball very well today, and we were content to be a jump shooting team instead of being the attack team we are." Coach Westerlund also said, "I liked the play of Zeke off the bench, I thought he did a good job attacking the rim tonight. Quincy Green also had probably most complete offensive game I've seen him play so that was good to see. Nick Passino also provided great energy. Nick really impacted the game tonight, we just need him to stay out of foul trouble. All that being said, we need better effort from our defense. We need to keep teams in the 70's. We will get better though, we are a work in progress I am confident we will respond well on Monday for practice."
The Lakers will take on Lourdes University, Tuesday November 7th at 7pm in Celina, OH.