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Laker Men Advance to GLIAC Title Game with Semifinal Win Over Michigan Tech

Lakers advance to GLIAC finals

Cullen Maksimowski,

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — The Lake Superior State men's basketball team secured a spot in Sunday's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship game with a, 70-56, victory over Michigan Tech Saturday evening in the semifinal round.

Sunday's title game (3 p.m.) will pit the No.2-seeded Lakers against No.1-seeded and Tournament host Ferris State. FSU topped No.4 Ashland, 85-66, in their semifinal matchup.

After slow start, Lake State found themselves down 35-34 at the half with just a 37.9 percentage from the field.

In the final 20 minutes of play, Lake Superior outscored Tech, 36-21, shooting 42.4 (14-of-33) percent from the field 50.0 (5-of-10) from behind the arc to pull away with the win. The Lakers held a 41-34 advantage on the glass in the win while forcing 10 turnovers and committing just six.

Senior guard Akaemji Williams led the Lakers offense with 18 points on a 6-of-17 performance from the field and finished one assist shy of a double-double with tallying nine for the game.

Tim Cairnduff finished with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting including a 3-of-6 performance from three-point distance. Michael Nicholson led the team in rebounding with nine.

Kyle Monroe led the Huskies offensively with 15 points in the loss. Bryan Heath finished with 14.

Tickets for tomorrow's championship game are available online at or at the FSU Athletics Ticket Office located inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex.