The Lady Lakers basketball team jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 73-53 victory over the Terra State Titans. The victory improves the Lakers record to 20-1 on the season while the Titans fall to 10-5.The Lakers used a familar process to earn the victory tonight. Strong inside play coupled with consistent guard play allowed the Lakers to dominate this contest. Lakeland led by 15 at the half and built the lead to 30 in the 3rd quarter. The Titans went on a run in the 4th quarter cutting the lead to 13 with about 4 minutes to play. The Lakers then picked their play back up to complete the 20 point win.
Armani Jackson and Rayonna Peterson led the way offenively for the Lakers as they were unstoppable inside all night. Jackson finished with 23 points while Peterson scored 20 points. Gianna Pegoraro continued her strong play as she added 15 points. The guard tandem of Makayla Cooper and Julie Hajdu excelled throughout the night as they easily handled the Titan ball pressure. Cooper finished with 8 points while Hajdu added 7 points in the contest.
Gardy's Gab: "We played pretty well on the road tonight. We've been a little inconsistent as of late, but tonight was more of a consistent effort. We still did not play a complete 40 minutes - closer to 30 minutes tonight. We'll need to improve on that as we move forward. We have a good Eagle team waiting for us at Clark State this weekend; we'll turn it around and prepare for them - looking forward to the opportunity to play a better game on the road Saturday."
Next up: The Lakers travel to Springfield, OH on Saturday to play the Clark State Eagles at 1:00 pm. The Lady Lakers will return home next Wednesday, February 12, for a 5:30 tip against Bryant & Stratton. Admission to the game is free.