Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - The Lake Superior State men's basketball team will travel to Nashville, Tenn. to participate in the Trevecca Classic hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University. The Lakers will face Drury University on Friday, Nov. 8 at 12:00 p.m. and Southwest Baptist University on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
The Lakers started off their season on Saturday, Nov. 2 with an exhibition match against Rochester College. The Lakers controlled the game from start to finish. Lake State shot an impressive 8-18 (44.4%) from the three-point line and out rebounded Rochester College by five. This tough style of play led the Lakers to hold a 34-22 lead at the half. The Lakers started off the second half with a 9-0 run which all but sealed the game for the Lakers. At the final buzzer, Lake Superior State was victorious by a score of 70-55.
The Trevecca Classic Tournament
The Trevecca Classic has eight Division II teams competing from all over the country. This two-day tournament, which is in its fifth year, will be hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. The Lakers will be facing Drury University from Springfield, Mo., and Southwest Baptist University from Bolivar, Mo.
About the Lakers
The Lakers will open up regular season play at this tournament. After the exhibition game against Rochester, the Lakers should look to continue to play a fast-paced offence. Rebounding has proven to be one of the Lakers strengths this year will look to sophomore forward Ashton Sherrell and senior forward Montrece Collins to continue to lead the Lakers in rebounds this season.
About the Drury University Panthers (21-12) 2018-2019 Season
The Trevecca Classic will also be the first regular season game for the Panthers. However, the Panthers have played an exhibition match against Mid-America Christian where the Panthers were victorious by a score of 98-79. Leading the Panthers was junior guard Conley Garrison who had 20 points including 4-7 from three. The Panthers are coached by the 16 year veteran Steve Hesser.
About the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats (14-16) 2018-2019 Season
Just like Drury and Lake Superior State, the Trevecca Classic will be the season opener for the Bearcats. The Bearcats went 14-16 in 2018-2019. The Bearcats shot 47.1% on the year in 2018-2019. The Bearcats also were able to out rebound their opponents in all but 6 games. The Bearcats are coached by Clark Sheehy who is in his sixth season as the Bearcats coach.
Lakers Schedule - Trevecca Classic - Trojan Fieldhouse - Nashville, Tenn.- 11/8-11/9
Friday, Nov 8
LAKERS vs. Drury University @12:00pm
Saturday, Nov 9
LAKERS vs. Southwest Baptist University @ 11:30am
Following this tournament, the Lakers will host Spring Arbor University in Bud Cooper Gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:00pm. This will be the regular season home opener for the Laker men's basketball team.
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