The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team (3-15, 0-7) fell at home to the visiting Lake Michigan College Redhawks by a score of 90-69 Wednesday evening.
The game’s opening minutes saw both teams struggling to find any momentum early, as the points were hard to come by. The points would eventually come, and the game saw the Redhawks build a 5 point lead with 3:30left to go in the half before they would finish on a 15-1 run, heading into the locker room up 45-26.
The Vikings would not go away, however, and they clawed their way back to make it a 5 point game once again, this time with just over 7 minutes to go, and the score 68-63 in favor of the Redhawks (10-8, 6-1 Western Division). Unfortunately, the next 3 minutes would go all LMC’s way, and the Vikings would be down 80-65 with 4 minutes left in the contest.
Lake Michigan would hold on to that lead to claim the victory.
“We did not match their energy for enough of the game,” said Viking Head Coach David Victor. “We keep telling our guys to win, to be successful, you have to play for the entire 40 minutes. Right now, we are playing 32 minutes of good basketball, and that’s not good enough. Bottom line, we have to be better.”
The Vikings did get another stellar performance from David Miller, who tallied a game-high 26 points to go along with 11 rebounds. The game marks the 12th double-double Miller has had for the Vikings this season.
Also scoring for the Vikings was Mike Barnfield, who tallied 14 points and 5 rebounds, and Jaquantay Rouser who had 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 steals.
The Vikings will next be in action this Saturday, when they travel to Plymouth, Ind. to take on the No. 2 nationally ranked Ancilla College Chargers. Tip is set for 3:00 EST.