Men's Basketball News

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.

Lakers defeat Hagerstown

The Garrett Lakers defeated DI Hagerstown CC 90-64 at Hagerstown on Saturday. Freshman, Rze Culbreath, turned in his best performane of the season leading the Lakers with 29 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. Sophomore, Drazen Frankovitch, added 12 points and had a team high 8 rebounds. The game was tied with 2 minutes remaining in the first half, and the Lakers reeled off 8 straight for a lead they would not relinquish. The Lakers are currently ranked #2 in the MDJUCO, and have one home conference game remaning before the MDJUCO tournament this Wednesday, Feb 4'th, versus #4 Howard. Game time is 7pm. The Lakers are now 18-5 on the season and 10-3 in the MDJUCO.