SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Lake Superior State evened its record in
men's basketball with Saturday's 74-71 victory over Missouri-St.
Louis at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference vs.
Great Lakes Valley Conference Showdown.
Kyle Hunt scored 26 points, and Mike Boylan came off the
bench to total 13 points and 10 rebounds for LSSU (1-1). Micah
Hudson also scored 13 points for the Lakers, and Andrew
Charlesworth added nine. Boylan fouled out with 3:31 to go.
LSSU led by as many as 12 points in the first half and took a
36-30 lead into intermission. While the Lakers never trailed in the
second half, the Rivermen didn't give in easily.
UMSL, which also trailed by 12 when Hunt made two free
throws with 3:40 remaining, cut it to four, 69-65, with
1:11 remaining. Hunt made 3-of-4 free throws during the final seven
seconds to secure LSSU's win.
LSSU shot 45.5 percent from the field, including 3-of-13 from
three-point range. The Lakers made 31-of-39 free throws.
Justyn Watkins totaled 25 points and eight rebounds to
lead Missouri-St. Louis (1-1). UMSL shot 41.7 percent
from the field, including 3-of-17 from behind the arc. The Rivermen
were 18-of-24 at the free throw line.
The Lakers play their home opener at 6 p.m. Tuesday against