Mid Michigan outlasts Lakeland in Holiday Classic finale, 85-76

Mid Michigan outlasts Lakeland in Holiday Classic finale, 85-76

PORT HURON, Mich. – Lakeland women's basketball started fast but Mid Michigan College scored 49 points in the second half to earn an 85-76 to close the Skippers Holiday Classic Saturday afternoon.

Lakeland finished the tournament 0-2 as its overall record drops to 7-2 and remains 2-0 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Mid Michigan improved to 6-0 on the season.

Calasia Cunningham was on fire for Lakeland from behind the 3-point line as she made 8-of-9 shots behind the arc and finished with 27 points. Ziona Williams finished with 19 points while Delesha Jackson scored 10 points in the loss.

Cunningham nailed four 3-pointers in the opening quarter for 12 points as Lakeland outscored Mid Michigan 21-19 after one. The first quarter was the only quarter where Lakeland outscored Mid Michigan.

Cunningham scored seven in the second quarter but Mid Michigan outscored Lakeland 17-16 but Lakeland held a 37-36 lead at halftime.

Williams put together a good quarter in the third with eight points but Mid Michigan outscored Lakeland 23-16 to take a 59-53 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Lakeland was able to get within 61-60 after a layup made by Destiny Khay with 8:18 left but that would be as close as Lakeland would get as Mid Michigan held on for the nine-point victory.

Lakeland will play its final home game of 2018 on Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Owens Community College at 5:30 p.m. Owens is 5-4 on the season so far and 2-0 in the OCCAC.

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.