Men's Basketball News

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.

Lakers Extend Undefeated Streak to 7-0


The Lakers extended their undefeated streak after defeating Alderson Braoddus JV 77-63 on monday night. DeAndre Davis led the Lakers with 24 pts and 10 rebounds, Rze Culbreath added 13 points, and Chris Scarlett had 11 pts, and 5 assists. The Lakers are back in action Dec 3 at home vs. Allegany College of MD. Tip off is at 7pm. Come out and support your Lakers!
 

Where are They Now?

Where are the Sophomores from last years Region XX Champion Men's Basketball team?

Shannon McCready - Post University Eagles

Yannick Zanfack - LSU (Academic Award) 

Frank Holloway - Slippery Rock University

DJ Ritchie - Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets

Former Laker Standout Earns PSAC Player of the Week



Congratulations to former Laker standout Antonio Butler, who was named the PSAC Athlete of the Week.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University men's basketball senior guard Antonio Butler has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Athlete of the Week for his performance in helping The Rock open the 2014-15 season with a pair of wins last weekend.

Butler earns the first weekly award issued by the conference this season after leading The Rock to impressive wins over a pair of teams that reached the NCAA Division II playoffs last season.

Slippery Rock opened the year with a 65-62 victory over defending Mountain East Conference champion Charleston Friday night on a neutral court at Glenville State. The Rock followed that performance with a 63-62 victory over hosting Glenville State on the same court the next night.

Butler led the way, averaging nearly a double-double in the two games with 13.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He also added three assists and one steal and turned the ball over just twice in two games.

In the opener, Butler scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but didn't have a particularly great shooting day, connecting on just 2-of-14 attempts from the field.

A day later, he cleaned that up and shot 53.8 percent from the field (7-of-13) in leading Slippery Rock with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Glenville State.