Men's Basketball News

Lakers End Semester at 13-0

The Garrett Lakers Men's Basketball team ends the semester at 13-0 after defeating Prince George's and Chesapeake this past week. The Lakers defeated PGCC by a final score of 79-77. Freshman  Rze Culbreath lead the Lakers with 19pts, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists. Chris Scarlett added 17 points, while DeAndre Davis, Nemo Trexler, and Lake Ojo each had 11. The Lakers defeated Chesapeake 87-77 after trailing by 15 in the first half. Freshman, Nemo Trexler lead the team with 25 points while DeAndre Davis added 21 points and 10 rebounds.The Lakers will come back from Holiday break and head to the Tallahassee CC Holiday Classic in Tallahassee, FL. The Lakers will take on the home team, Tallahassee CC, at 7:30PM on 12-30, and East Mississippi CC at 2pm on 12-31.

Lakers Jump to #15 in National Poll

The Garrett Lakers Men's Basketball team is now ranked #15 in the nation, according to the latest NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Poll. The Lakers are undefeated at 9-0.

Davis Named MDJUCO Male Athlete of the Month

DeAndre Davis

Sophomore DeAndre Davis was named the MDJUCO Male Athlete of the Month for his efforts in the month of November. Davis led the Lakers to an undefeated start to the season while averaging a double-double for the month with 21.4 ppg and 12.7 rpg. The sophomore recorded five double-doubles in the month, including the first four games of the year. He opened the season with a 27-point, 21-rebound effort in a win over WVU Parkersburg. He currently is third in the conference in scoring and second in rebounding for the 9-0 Lakers.

Lakers Remain Undefeated

Coming off a six day Thanksgiving break without a game, the Garrett College Men's Basketball team upped their season record to 8 -0, defeating long time rival D-1 Allegany College 74- 62.  Garrett’s 6’7" sophomore, DeAndre Davis scored 20 points and added 10 boards to lead the team.  6’6, power forward, sophomore, Drazen Frankovitch had one of his best games of the season adding a strong inside presence with 14 points and 8 rebounds – 4 on the offensive glass.  6’4 freshman, Nemo Trexler scored 17 and hit the only two threes for the night for the Lakers, those coming early in the first half.   6’3 freshman, guard, Sebastien Jean Charles had his first start at the point, turning in a solid performance with 4 points, 2 blocks and 1 assist. 

Garrett built a 21 point lead with 5 minutes to play, but Allegany’s press forced the Lakers into a season high 17 turnovers and the Trojans cut the Laker's lead to 12 with 2 minutes remaining.   Chris Scarlett, 6’ sophomore guard, despite shooting poorly, was solid for the Lakers with his ball control and toughness and Garrett was able to maintain their lead for the win in the final minutes. 

“I was concerned with the long break and the fact the AC had played just this weekend in a good tournament and they would have a much better offensive rhythm," noted Coach Gibson.  "Nemo hitting the opening threes really took the pressure off of us mentally, and we were able to build a lead.  DeAndre and Drazen were very solid inside against the bigger Allegany post players, as they should be as sophomores, but I underestimated Allegany’s strength, quickness, and size, despite their short bench with injuries, they are a team that can be really good.  This was a great win for our team and matches our best start at 8 – 0.” 

The Lakers are back in action on Saturday, December 6'th at Anne Arundel.