Lakers women open season with victory

Lakers women open season with victory
The Lakeland Lakers women's basketball team kicked off their season with an 80-61 victory over the Mercyhurst NE Saints on the road Tuesday night. The Lakers were led by sophomore Armani Jackson's 31 pints and 15 rebounds. Three other Lakers also finished with double digit scoring as Selah Richardson had  11 points, Gianna Pegoraro added 13 points, and Rayonna Peterson chipped in 10 points. The game started off a little slow for Lakeland as the Saints had early effort an energy.  Dior Morgan came in and played a critical defensive roll slowing the Saints down and sparking the Lakers. Julie Hajdu played well at the point controlling the game and dishing 7 assists. Triniti  Lee helped Lakeland's cause with 9 points and 5 boards.
 
Gardy's Gab: "It was a slow start for our team, but they really were able to turn it around and finish on a strong note. We got better as the game went along. I was pleased with our effort and play considering it was the first game. The ladies really played hard and for each other - it was good to see.  It's now time to turn the page and get ready for Delta in the TJ Tourney."
 
Next up:  The Lakers will host Delta Community College on Friday (11/8) at 4 pm in the annual TJ Memorial Tournament. The other half of the bracket will feature Columbus State vs Erie CC at noon. The losers of both games will play in a consolation game on Saturday (11/9) at 9am with the championship scheduled for 1pm. Admittance to all games is free.