PERRYSBURG, Ohio – Lakeland men's basketball put on an offensive show in beating Owens Community College 111-82 Saturday afternoon.
After returning from a two-game absence, Tyreke Johnson led the Lakers with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting to help Lakeland improve to 18-5 overall and 7-3 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play. Owens fell to 0-12 in the OCCAC.
Aside from Johnson, Rob Brown tossed in 15 points while Jonny Bowers chipped in with 13 points. Christian Austin-Pitts and Allen Sims did not start but that didn't stop them from scoring in double figures. Austin-Pitts scored 12 and Sims tossed in 10 in the win.
Johnson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half as Lakeland got right to work and outscored Owens 58-43. Brown also contributed 11 points in the opening 20 minutes.
Even with the 15-point lead at halftime, Lakeland did not take its foot off the gas pedal in the second half. Austin-Pitts and Sims each scored eight points in the final 20 minutes as Lakeland outscored Owens 53-39 to run away with the 39-point victory.
Lakeland will be back home on Wednesday, Feb. 13 with a game against Cuyahoga Community College at 7:30 p.m. Cuyahoga is currently 9-1 in OCCAC play.
For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.
About Lakeland Community College
Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.
Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit www.lakelandcc.edu.