Posted: Nov 15, 2019
The Lakeland women's basketball team traveled to Batavia, NY and beat the Genesee CC Cougars 80-64 tonight. With the victory, Lakeland's record improves to 3-1 while the Cougars record drops to 3-3. The Lakers got off to a very slow start after the long bus ride and trailed 15-6 at the end of the 1st quarter. Lakeland shot just under 12% from the field in the quarter going 2-17 from the field. After the tough start, Lakeland was able to step up the play both on the defensive and offensive end of the floor. In the second quarter, they shot just under 63% from the floor on 10-16 shooting and went into the break tied at 30. After halftime, the Lakers owned the third quarter outscoring the Cougars 33-17. From there, Lakeland cruised to the final victory.
Lakeland owned the paint against the Cougars as they outscored Genesee 44-24 in the game. Rayonna Peterson led the way for Lakeland as she scored 26 points on 12-15 shooting and picked up 8 rebounds. Triniti Lee also played very well for the Lakers as she scored 9 points on 4-6 shooting and led the team with 9 rebounds. Armani Jackson also scored 19 points for Lakeland. The Lakers forced the Cougars into 35 turnovers during the game.
Gardy's Gab: "We got off to that slow start - that's really tough. We picked it up though and played hard the last 3 quarters. Our inside play and pressure wore them down and allowed us to take control of the game. Rayonna (Peterson) played really well for us and Triniti (Lee) came off the bench and had a strong game. It was a good test for us - looking forward to playing the back to back games as that should be a good challenge."
Next up: Lakeland travels to Erie CC tomorrow to take on the Kats at 1 pm. Lakeland will then travel to Lorain County to face the Commodores on Wednesday (11/20) at 5:30pm. On Saturday (11/23), the Lakers will travel to Hocking College to take on the Hawks at 1 pm. Lakeland's next home game is Tuesday (11/26) when they will host non-league foe Mercyhurst NE at 5:30 pm. Admission is free.