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Laker Men Fall to No.5 Ferris State on the Road

Laker Men Fall to No.5 Ferris State on the Road

Cullen Maksimowski,

BIG RAPIDS, Mich.— The Lake Superior State men's basketball team fell to No.5- ranked Ferris State, 78-67, Sunday afternoon in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup inside FSU's Wink Arena.

With the loss, the Lakers slip to 15-5 overall and 9-3 in the league. The Bulldogs move to 21-1, 11-1.

LSSU finished the game shooting 40.0 (26-of-65) percent from the field and 41.2 (7-of-17) percent from behind the arc. FSU shot 48.3 and 16.7 percent. Lake Superior was outrebounded, 34-23.

Senior guard Akaemji Williams paced the Lake State offense with a team-high 21 points on 9-of-21 shooting while dishing out seven assists to lead the team.

Freshman forward Rog Stein came off the bench to post a career-highs in points (16) and rebounds (9). The Laker bench outscored the Bulldogs, 31-12, on the afternoon.

Forward Zach Hankins lead the Ferris State offense with 24 points to go along with nine rebounds. Noah King finished with 14 points.

The Lakers return to Bud Cooper Gymnasium (Feb.1) to take on Saginaw Valley at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Norris Center Ticket Office or online at