Men's Basketball Highlights 12-13

McDonald's Tip Off Tourney

Garrett College Lakers 2-0 easily defeated Lord Fairfax (0-1)  in the opening round of the McDonald’s Tourney 111 – 39.  6’6 Soph center Frank Holloway scored a career high 42 points to lead the way.   6’4 wing soph Yannick Zanfack added 16 points. 

In the championship, Garrett 2-1, fell behind 8-0 to high paced Potomac State 2-1, but rallied to take a 43- 40 half time lead.  Chris Scarlett, 6’ point guard frosh, hit for 9 points in the first half coming off the bench to help lead the attack.  In the second half, the Lakers defensive game remained in the locker room as they lost their composure as a team giving up 59 second half points losing 99 – 73.  “ This was a bad loss for us at home, but I think it should give some guys a reality check and work on their weaknesses,”  coach Gibson noted.  “We are a team that needs to control the tempo and work to move better on offense.  We are not overpowering athletically, but the potential to be very good is evident.”   Frank Holloway scored 15 points with 11 boards.  DJ Ritchie, 6’4 sophomore wing added 17 points with three treys.

Potomac State

The Garrett Lakers won a huge Region XX contest stopping nearby rival Potomac State 87 – 80 in OT. YanNick Zanfack hit one of two free throws to send the game into OT with just 9 seconds remaining. A defensive stop and rebound by Marquise Green gave the Lakers a chance for a new five minute stanza. Din Moore, 18 points, including 5 in the OT came up big with clutch shots.

DJ Ritchie played an outstanding floor game and added 15 points also. “Kurt Gangler and Shannon McCready gave us a strong defensive effort off the bench. I thought Kurt’s defensive pressure gave us a big boost, we were playing flat, and we were able to make a run after going down 5 points in the second half,” noted Coach Gibson.


Matt Gibson scored 20 points including 4 threes to help the Lakers overcome a 16 point second half deficit for an exciting overtime win in the Laker Nation field house Wednesday night. Soph Din Moore added 15 and 3 threes. Guila Panzo set a school record 10 blocked shots to go along with 5 boards and 8 points. DJ Ritchie came off the bench adding 12 points scoring 5 of those in the OT. Defense was the catalyst as Antonio Butler spearheaded the way in full court pressure with a steal, 7 assists, 5 boards and 12 points.

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