The University of Findlay men's basketball team dropped their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game of the season by a score of 77-54 on Dec. 3 against Lake Superior State in Sault Ste., Marie, Mich. The loss gives the Oilers a 2-3 record on the season with a 0-1 mark in conference play.
The Lakers came out on fire, hitting nine triples in the first half to open up a 50-27 lead. Lake Superior State flamed out a bit in the second half, hitting only one three pointer, but the Oilers were too far behind to catch up.
As a team, the Oilers shot 35.8 percent (19-of-53) from the floor while the Lakers hit 48.1 percent (26-of-54) from the field. The Lakers also canned 10-of-25 (40%) attempts from three point range while the Oilers connected on only 5-of-19 (26.3%) shot attempts from long range.
Devin Daly paced the Lakers with 25 points and 12 rebounds while Carson Manger scored 17. Akaemji Williams also had a good game, scoring 16 points to go along with eight assists.
The Oilers will look to rebound on Dec. 5 when they face Northwood University at 3 p.m. in Midland, Mich.