Men's Basketball News

Thank Your, Laker Sophomores!

Garrett College Athletics honored the 2012-2013 Men’s Basketball Sophomores Saturday, February 23, 2013 before their rematch with N.O.V.A. Sophomores recognized included Antonio Butler, Matt Gibson, Din Moore, Guila Panzo, and Steve Brown.

Season Highlights:
Sophomore Antonio Butler attempted 20 free throws in the OT win versus Potomac State making 12. It is his season, team and career high in attempts. He leads the team in scoring and steals. Antonio will be graduating with a General Studies degree this spring. He has been selected to the MD JUCO Honorable Mention team and is nominated for All Region.

Matt Gibson was 6 for 6 from the free throw line in the Potomac State game and leads the Lakers making 38 or 45 free throws so far. He also leads the team in assists with 80 and overall three point accuracy 60.3%.

Din Moore has scored in double figures in the last 5 games. His season high was 21 in a two point loss at Montgomery College. He has made 42 threes in 25 games played. He will be graduating with a degree in General Studies this spring.

Sophomore Guila Panzo leads Garrett in rebounding. He has 192 rebounds in 24 games played. Guila also set a single game shot block record with 10 versus Allegany. He is planning to graduate this spring in Business Administration.

Steve Brown is a redshirt sophomore. He will be graduating as a Juvenile Justice major in the spring. He enjoyed his season high of 21 points and 15 rebounds against Lord Fairfax.

Lakers Down Potomac State in OT

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.

Grady PSAC West Frosh of Week


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — Slippery Rock University men’s basketball forward Jordan Grady was named Thursday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Dec. 30 blowout win over Ohio University Eastern.

Grady, the younger brother of assistant coach Ian Grady and, like his brother a first-team Times-News All-Area selection at Allegany High School, earned his first collegiate honor after posting career highs in scoring, rebounding and minutes played.

The 6-foot-4 forward played 21 minutes and registered his first career double-double in the 122-60 win over Ohio Eastern. He finished with a team-high 12 rebounds to go along with 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting. He also handed out two assists and recorded one steal.

Grady has appeared in eight games this season, more than any other freshman on the roster, and leads all Rock freshmen in total points, rebounds and made field goals.

Slippery Rock has jumped out to a 10-3 overall record and a 7-2 mark in PSAC action to open the season.

Hoopy Holidays Basketball Clinic

The Garrett College men and women’s basketball programs hosted the first annual Hoopy Holidays basketball skills camp on Dec. 27th and 28th. Coach Roy "Bogie" Boggess and Coach Dennis Gibson organized the camp to provide boys and girls in grades 3rd-8th the opportunity to get out of the house over the holiday break and learn new basketball skills and drills. "These camps are always fun. We had a great group of young players come out and work hard to improve their basketball fundamentals, but more importantly, by getting them out of the house for a couple days it gave their parents some relief," Coach Bogie said with a smile. Pictured here with Coach Bogie (in the foreground) are some the camp participants. From left to right they are Kaylee Baker, Jinny Warn, Kaitlyn Smith, Jacob Rush, and Morgan Rush. Information on future camps for kids and tournaments is available on the Garrett College Athletics website