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Bears edge Lakers by a basket

By Staff | Feb 28, 2008

BOONE — The Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team ended an excellent season on a somewhat sour note, falling to Des Moines Area Community College 74-72 on Tuesday.

The Lakers rallied from an 11-point firs thalf deficit, 36-25, beore falling by a basket down the stretch.

The Lakers shot 28-of-49 from teh field for 47.5 percent and 9-of-14 from the free throw line.

However, DMACC had several more opportunities at the charity stripe where they wre 21-of-33.

Mike Betz led three Lakers in double digits with 21 points as he shot of 10 of 15 from the field. Mitch Bain tosssed in 17 points and both Bain and Betz had 10 rebounds.

Zach Fenceroy ad 14 points.

Iowa Lakes (20-10, 9-6) hosts the Region XI men’s basketball tournament this Saturday and Sunday.

Watch the Daily News for a preview this week.