ALPENA, MI- Saturday’s home double header was not to kind to the Lumberjacks of Alpena Community College. The Mid Michigan College Lakers came in and rolled to victories in both boys and girls play.
The afternoon started with the girls and it was a blistering first half for the Lakers who hit nine three pointers and scored 49 points in the games first 20 minutes to take a 49-17 lead into the break. The second half saw the Lakers cool off a bit from the outside but the damage was already done as the Lumberjacks fell in an 84-41 defeat, snapping their two game winning streak at home.
The boys would follow the girls and had their hands full with a Lakers squad that had a clear size advantage. The Lumberjacks came out hot with James Williams scoring five quick points to give ACC a 7-3 lead, the game remained close for the first 17 minutes of the half. A 14-4 Laker run extended the lead to 43-24 going into the break.
The second half saw neither team go on any runs, the lead hovered between 18-25 throughout the second half with the Lumberjacks unable to put any sort of run together. The Lakers would go on to win 78-53.
Both teams return to action on February 1 when they travel to take on North Central College. They return to their home floor on February 11 when both teams host Muskegon on Hoops for Hope day.