Men's Basketball News

Lakers Advance to the Second Round of the NJCAA Tournament

The Garrett Lakers defeated #6 Essex County 82-75 on Tuesday night to advance to the second round of the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament. The Lakers were led by freshman, Rze Culbreath, who had 17 points. Sophomore, Chris Scarlett added 14 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds. DeAndre Davis had 11 points and 8 rebounds. The team will be back in action tomorrow night, March 19'th, at 9pm ET to take on Richard Bland College.

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Davis Named DII NJCAA Player of the Week

DeAndre Davis
The NJCAA national office announced the Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for Divisions I and II Wednesday for games played between March 2-8. The weekly accolades were given to sophomore forwards Deshawn Freeman of Hutchinson (Kan.) and DeAndre Davis of Garrett (Md.). - See more at:

Lakers draw #6 Essex County in First Round of NJCAA National Championship Tournament

The Garrett Lakers have drawn #6 Essex County in the first round of the Men's NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament, held at Danville Community College, in Danville, IL. The teams will face off in Game 4 of the tournament Tuesday, March 17'th, at 3pm. 

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Lakers Back to Back Region XX Champions

The Garrett Lakers defeated the Potomac State Catamounts 71-60 to become the Region XX Champions for the second year in a row. Sophomore, DeAndre Davis played nearly the entire game scoring a team high of 21 points, he pulled in 8 rebounds and also added 3 blocks. Freshman, Nemo Trexler added 20 points and 7 boards for one of his best defensive rebounding games,  not allowing Potomac State to get on the offensive glass. Freshman, Rze Culbreath had 10 points, and was 8 for 8 from the free throw line in the second half. Freshman DeShae Lee came up with a team high 5 assists. 

The Lakers will advance to the NJCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament held at Danville Community College in Danville, IL March 17-21. 

DeAndre Davis was named the Region XX tournament MVP, and Rze Culbreath was named to the Region XX All- Tournament team. 

“ This could not have happened for a nicer group of young men and I could not be any more happier for them.  They are completely unselfish and team oriented.  They may be the best man to man defensive team I have coached," said Coach Gibson, " I just cannot say enough about them. One of the most important things is how our bench comes in and makes plays, and no one complains about minutes.I have had more talented teams do less in terms of winning but never a team that truly is family like this one."