Men's Basketball News

#2 Lakers Take on #7 COSM in First Round of Men's Region XX Tournament

Spring 2015 Mens Bball

The seeding for the DII Region XX Men's basketball tournament has been released. The Tournament will be held at Hagerstown CC Feb 28 - March 1. The #2 Lakers will take on #7 College of Southern Maryland in the first round on Saturday, February 28'th, at 4pm.

1. Frederick 8-1
2. Garrett 7-1
3. Cecil 5-4
4. CCBC Dundalk 5-4
5. CCBC Catonsville 4-5
6. Potomac State 3-4
7. Southern Maryland 2-6
8. Howard 2-6
9. NOVA 1-6

For the Division II Region XX Championship Tournament Bracket please click here

For the Division I Region XX Championship Tournament Bracket please click here

Coach Gibson Featured in Basketball Times Magazine

Coach Dennis Gibson has been the head men's basketball coach at Garrett College for 29 seasons, in which he has only had 2 losing seasons, and has made 2 trips to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. He feels that winning has been plentiful because he insists his players be a team, play hard defense, and be smart players. He also demands they be a part of the big picture, focusing on their academics, doing community service, and being a part of the college community.

Coach Gibson played basketball for Garrett College from 1972-1974 and says that he stays put in part because, "athletics has always been an integral part of life at Garrett and I want it to stay that way. I am fiercly proud of the players who have played here and the tradition that we have establish."

To read the full story by Tony Jimenez please click here.

Lakers Tie for MDJUCO Regular Season Championship

The 2014-15 Garrett Laker Men’s basketball team tied for the regular season championship of the MD JUCO with an 11 – 3 record in conference play.   There are 15 MD JUCO men’s basketball teams, but only the top eight regular season records make the tournament in this year’s format.  Based on head to head competition the Lakers will receive the #2 seed and open up the tournament on Friday at 3 PM against #7 seed, D1 Harford CC on the campus of Montgomery Rockville.   The  Owls defeated the Lakers at Garrett 85 – 59 during the regular season.  “ Records and so on go out the window in our league when you are down to the final 8 teams.  Anyone can beat anyone, and Harford is a D1 JUCO that plays extremely hard and are very well coached.  I hope our guys are ready for this, especially all of the new guys we have this year.  But we have played an extremely tough schedule and of our 5 losses, 4 are to D-1 JUCO’s and one is to the champion of the league.”  The MD JUCO games will have an impact of the seeding for the more important Region XX D ll tournament which will begin on Feb. 26 in Hagerstown.

Lakers tie Frederick for Regular Season Title

The Garrett Lakers tied Frederick at 11-3 for the top regular season record in the MD JUCO after defeating Howard CC last night 109 – 89. Five Lakers scored double figures. Freshman, guard, DeShae Lee led the team with 28 points. Freshman, Nemo Trexler and sophomore, DeAndre Davis each added 21. Sophomore, Drazen Frankovitch added 13. Freshman, point guard, Rze Culbreath continued his outstanding play with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. With the win, the Lakers increased their record to 19-5 on the season. Their next game is Saturday February 7'th at home vs. Region XX opponent NOVA. Game time is 6pm.

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