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January 31st, 2023

Wheeler, Crosby lead Laker men to win

Mickens nets 17 points, 8 steals as GC women claim 7th straight

Youngwood, PA – Nyrek Wheeler (14 points, 12 rebounds) and AJ Crosby (10 points, 10 rebounds, team-high 3 blocks) each notched double-doubles Sunday afternoon as the Garrett College men's basketball team routed host Westmoreland County Community College, 90-51.

The Lakers blew out to a 48-24 halftime advantage to take control of the game.

Antonio Adams contributed 14 points and eight rebounds as the Lakers improved to 13-8. Kamren Heathington (11 points, five rebounds) and Cassius Bonjasky (10 points, seven rebounds) gave the Lakers five double-digit scorers.

“Nyrek was very good and set the tone for our guys with how hard he played,” said GC head coach Matt McCullough. “We got a nice spark from Antonio Adams off the bench. He always plays very hard and was all over the place on both ends of the floor.”

Korey Mitchum (six points) led the Lakers with five assists.

Jose Rosario scored a team-high 15 points and William Toye added 10 points for Westmoreland.

The Lakers, who shot 50 percent from the field, limited Westmoreland to 38 percent.

“I thought our half-court defense was much improved because the attention to small details was better,” observed McCullough.

“We did a good job on the glass on both ends, but especially on the offensive glass,” said McCullough, whose team finished with a 25-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. “We didn't shoot it particularly well as a team, but we got a lot of second-chance hustle points.”

GC hosts Allegany College of Maryland Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Prince George's Community College Saturday at 3 p.m.

Women's Basketball

Garrett 70, Westmoreland 29

Youngwood, PA – Josias Mickens had game highs in points (17) and steals (eight) while hauling in seven rebounds and dishing out four assists Sunday afternoon as the Lady Lakers (11-1) ran their winning streak to seven games.

Josie Canales (six rebounds, four assists, two steals) joined Mickens in double figures with 11 points. Hailey Paige (nine points) pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.

The Lady Lakers rolled to an 18-2 lead after one quarter to gain control of the contest. GC limited the Wulfpack to 10-for-45 (22 percent) from the field.

Angel Kelly led Westmoreland with 11 points.

The Lady Lakers play three straight homes this week: Tuesday against Penn State Fayette (6 p.m.), Wednesday against Allegany College of Maryland (5 p.m.), and Saturday against Prince George's Community College ( 1 p.m.).