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Lakers open season tonight

October 31, 2012
Estherville Daily News

Game time

is 7:30 p.m.

Iowa Lakes Community College opens the 2012-2013 regular season against Dordt College, today, Nov. 1, at the Laker gymnasium on the Estherville Campus. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, K-12 students and Iowa Lakes students are admitted free of charge.

Iowa Lakes Men's Basketball Prepares for 2012-1013 Season

The Iowa Lakes Community College Men's Basketball team is preparing for the 2012- 2013 season under Head Coach Troy Larson. Larson, who enters his sixth season at the helm, has an overall record of 96-59.

"Our players have been working hard in practice and have shown a willingness to learn," he said. "As always are goals are to continue to improve as a team and to reach our full potential which would allow us to be very competitive in the region."

The Lakers return two sophomores in Kevin Larson (New Ulm, MN) and Josh Schaben (Harlan, IA). Both had productive first seasons in Laker uniforms. Transfer sophomores include Quincy King Des Moines Area Community College, Kelly Madison Minnesota State University, and Mark Miedima Northwestern College.

"All of our sophomores have been providing good leadership and collectively are a talented group," commented Larson.

Freshman looking to contribute include Tate Harmon Waterville, MN, Darian Johnson Minneapolis, MN, Colton Neff - Salt Lake City, UT, DreOndre Parks Flint, MI, and Ben Shellim Melbourne, Australia.

"The freshman are attempting to figure out college basketball and how hard they have to play on a daily basis," noted Larson.

The Laker Men's Basketball schedule is extremely competitive as in prior years. Twenty-nine regular season contests include 16 at home, 12 road, and one neutral site game. Highlights of the schedule include NJCAA Division 1 games against Iowa Western, Marshalltown, Northeast Nebraska, and Southeastern and 14 highly competitive Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II games round out the schedule.



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