Men's Basketball News

Former Laker Standout Earns PSAC Player of the Week Honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University senior forward Frank Holloway has been named the men's basketball Athlete of the Week in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division for his effort in leading The Rock to a pair of wins last week.

Holloway averaged 17.0 points and 9.5 rebounds last week in leading Slippery Rock to crucial PSAC West wins over Clarion and California.

He opened the week by posting a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds in a 72-60 home win over Clarion last Wednesday and then closed the week with an 18-point, 7-rebound performance in a 64-62 road win at California Saturday.

Holloway shot 6-of-11 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point and 2-of-2 from the free throw line in the win over Clarion. He also recorded one assist, one steal and just two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.

In the win at California, he also shot 6-of-11 from the field, but set a career-high for made 3-pointers by shooting 4-of-6 from long range. He added one steal and was the only Slippery Rock player that logged more than 10 minutes in the game to not record a single turnover.

The victories pushed Slippery Rock's current win streak to three games and moved The Rock just one game out of first place in a highly completive PSAC Western Division.

Slippery Rock enters the final round of divisional play Wednesday night when co-leading Gannon visits Morrow Field House at 8 p.m. The Rock is looking to remain unbeaten at home on the season and can potentially move into a tie with the other division co-leaders with a victory.

Lakers Rise to #2 in MDJUCO

The Lakers defeated MDJUCO’s 2nd ranked team, CCBC Dundalk this past Saturday night by a final score of 61-57. The Lakers were led by Sophomore, Chris Scarlett, who hit four threes to lead the team with 16 points. Sophomore, DeAndre Davis and Freshman, Nemo Trexler each turned in 13 points and 8 rebounds. “This is a huge win for us, especially after giving up the last two games like we have.  Dundalk has beaten many of the top teams in our region and it was really a must win for us”, noted Coach Gibson.  The Lakers led by 20 at halftime only allowing 14 points to the Lions, but Dundalk came roaring back, closing the gap to two. Trexler missed an inside power move with 9 seconds remaining, but made a tremendous effort to get his own rebound and was fouled on the resulting put back attempt.  He calmly sank two free throws to give the Lakers a 4 point cushion. “We have nothing but really good teams remaining on our schedule. Cecil, Howard and Hagerstown, our remaining league games are all very talented.  Then we have NOVA and Potomac State after the MD JUCO tournament, and they are two of the top teams in Region XX.  On the men’s side, anyone in our league and Region can beat you so you cannot have an off night”, said Coach Gibson as a reminder to his team. 

With the win the Lakers retake 2nd place in the MDJUCO, and improve their record to 16-5 overall, 3-1 in NJCAA Region XX, and 8-3 in the MDJUCO. The Lakers are back in action on Wednesday, January 28’th at home to take on Cecil College. Game time is 7pm. 

Lakers Fall to Frederick in OT

The Lakers fell to the Frederick Cougars Saturday night in overtime; final score was 88-83. The Lakers trailed 42-33 at halftime, and came back to tie it at 75 -75  at the end of regulation. Sophomore, DeAndre Davis, turned in another double double recording 20 rebounds and 17 points. Sophomore, Chris Scarlett, lead the Lakers in scoring with 18 points. Freshman, Adam Wilkinson came off the bench to add 14 points, and Freshman, Rze Culbreath, added 13 points. The Lakers are 13-4 on the season and 5-2 in the Maryland JUCO Athletic Conference. The Lakers will travel to Rockville, MD to take on the Montgomery CC Raptors on 1/14/15. Game time is 7:30pm.

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.