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Top-rated Lakers win by 23

By Staff | Nov 3, 2009

The top-rated Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team proved it could play defense in the first half against the Dakota Wesleyan Junior Varsity.

The Lakers held the visitors to 24 first-half points on the way to a 49-24 lead.

While the Tigers hit a few more shots in the second half, Iowa Lakes still won easily 95-72.

“We defended well in the first half to hold them to 24 points,” said Iowa Lakes coach Troy Larson. “They an under-sized team and they spread the floor. We did a good job contesting their shooters.”

The coach said the team didn’t handle the huge lead as well in the second half.

Three Lakers reached double digits with Armon Boston scoring 17 while Eric Allison had 15 and Darryl Davis had 12

The Lakers had 56 rebounds led by Charles McNeal and Jerron Stone, each with nine boards.

Iowa Lakes also had 17 assists and 17 steals Boston had eight assists. Akeem Vargas and Boston each had four steals.

One stat Larson will look for his team to improve on his turnovers-the Lakers had 28.

Iowa Lakes (1-0) will play Minnesota West on Nov. 11.