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Laker Men Down Saginaw Valley, 87-54, at Home

Laker Men down SVSU

Cullen Maksimowski,

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— The Lake Superior State men's basketball team downed its Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Saginaw Valley, 87-54, Thursday evening to remain unbeaten (8-0) inside the Bud Cooper Gymnasium.   

The Lakers move to 16-5 overall and 10-3 in the conference with the win. The Cardinals fall to 8-13, 5-8.

LSSU finished the game shooting 56.7 (34-of-60) percent from the field and 40.0 (12-of-13) percent from behind the arc. SVSU shot 36.5 percent and 27.8 percent.

Lake Superior outrebounded Saginaw Valley, 38-27, while forcing 16 turnovers and committing just six in the contest.

Senior guard Akaemji Williams took charge of the Lake State offense with a team-high 18 points on a 7-of-12 shooting performance while dishing out 11 assists for is fifth double-double of the season.

Michael Nicholson fell one rebound shy of his fifth double-double of the season finishing woth 12 points and nine boards on the night. Blake Marquardt tallied 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from long distance. Carson Manger led the Laker reserves with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting.

Mike Well Jr. led the Cardinals offense with 14 points. D.J. Hoskins finished with 12.

The Lakers are back in action this Saturday (3 p.m.) as they host Northwood in league action. Tickets are available at the Norris Center Ticket Office or online at