Cullen Maksimowski, LSSULakers.com
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Survive and advance.
That is the motto for postseason basketball and its exactly what the Lake Superior State men's basketball team accomplished Wednesday evening as it topped Grand Valley, 73-65, in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Quarterfinals inside the Bud Cooper Gymnasium.
With the win, LSSU advances to a GLIAC Semifinal tilt with No.6-seed Michigan Tech on Saturday at 5 p.m. Semifinals and Finals will take place at No.1-seed at Ferris State's Wink Arena.
The No.1-seeded Bulldogs are slated for a matchup with No.4-seeded Ashland in the first semifinal at 3 p.m. Sunday's GLIAC Title game is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m.
Senior guard Akaemji Williams led the Lakers offense with 24 points on a 10-of-17 performance from the field.
Tim Cairnduff and Malek Adams provided a spark off the bench tallying 13 points respectively. Cairnduff knocked down three triples while pulling down seven on the night and Adams was 4-of-6 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
Myles Miller led Grand Valley offensively with 13 points. Justin Greason finished with 10.
Lake State finished the game shooting 42.1 percent (24-of-57) percent from the field and 26.3 (5-of-19) percent from behind the arc. Grand Valley finished at 47.1 and 23.1 percent.
GVSU held a, 35-31, advantaged in the rebound column. Forced turnovers were in favor of LSSU, 8-2.
Tickets for Sunday's semifinal matchup are available through the Ferris State Ticket office. All game will be streaming live through Stretch TV
LSSU Men Advance to GLIAC Semifinals With Win Over Grand Valley
Grand Valley State
Lake Superior State
|Grand Valley State (14-15,9-12 GLIAC)||22||43||65|
|Lake Superior State (23-6,17-4 GLIAC)||31||42||73|
Feb 28, 2018