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BREAKING NEWS

Lakers split at NECC Classic

By Staff | Nov 12, 2008

The Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team split its two games at the Northeast Community College Classic in Norfolk, Neb. this past Friday and Saturday.

Eddie Boyce scored 22 points in the Lakers’ 76-66 victory over host NECC on Friday.

On Saturday, Robert Burns scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds in a 103-87 loss to No. 7 Central Community college.

Iowa Lakes coach Troy Larson said he was very proud of his team for its win on Friday.

“They showed a good level of confidence and made their free throws down the stretch,” said Larson of his squad.

With guard Dalston Jones out with an injury, the Lakers’ only other sophomore Jeremy Winters is the only one with collegiate experience.

“Jeremy only had two points tonight, but he also had seven rebounds and two blocked shots and competed harder than he ever has in an Iowa Lakes uniform,” said Larson.

Daryl Davis had 18 points and Burns had 11 points along with a team-high nine rebounds.

Josh Riser only had seven points, but had six of the team’s 13 assists along with three steals.

On Saturday, the Lakers fell behind 51-42 at halftime to Central. Central shot 49 percent from the floor in the first half and then shot 55 percent in the second half.

“We didn’t play as hard as we did Friday,” said Larson. “We thought we could outscore them so we didn’t defend and didn’t rebound. At some point, we’ll have to understand how to defend if we’re going to have success.”

For Iowa Lakes, Davis had 22 points along with nine rebounds and Armon Boston had 15 points Josh Riser had four assists and he and Julian Burton each had three steals.

Iowa Lakes (2-1) hosts the Morningside Junior Varsity at 7:30 p.m. today.

Iowa Lakes 76, NECC 66

Iowa Lakes (76) – Eddie Boyce 7-15, 4-4 22, Daryl Davis 7-16 4-6 18; Josh Riser 2-7 1-2 7; Julian Burton 0-4 1-2 1; Armon Boston 1-4 0-0 0; Ryan Hill 4-7 0-0 9; Robert Burns 5-11 1-4 11 Jeremy Winters 1 0-0 2; Dee Burrows 2-2 0-0 4; Sam Adams 0-0 0-0 0.

Halftime score – Iowa Lakes 42. NECC 37. 3-pointers – Iowa Lakes 7 (Boyce 4, Riser 2, Hill). Rebounds – 44 (Riser 9); Assists – 13 (Riser 6; Steals – 11 (Riser 3, Hill 3). Total Fouls – 15. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.

Central 103, Iowa Lakes 87

Iowa Lakes (87) – Eddie Boyce 3 -9 0-0 6, Daryl Davis 8-18 2-3 22; Josh Riser 2-13 0-2 4; Julian Burton 1-2 1-4 3; Armon Boston 5-7 4-4 15; Ryan Hill 2-12 0-0 4; Robert Burns 8-20 7-12 24; Jeremy Winters 1-1 2-2 4; Dee Burrows 1-2 0-0 2; Sam Adams 1-1 0-0 2.

Halftime score – Central 51, Iowa Lakes 42. 3-pointers – Iowa Lakes 7 (Davis 4, Burns, Boston). Rebounds – 52 (Burns 11); Assists – 10 (Riser 4); Steals – 10(Riser 3, Burton 3). Total Fouls – 15. Fouled out – none. Technicals – none.