Men's Basketball Hooks Muskies for Season Sweep

Men's Basketball Hooks Muskies for Season Sweep

PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin – Senior Tegan Miles scored 22 points and the MSOE men's basketball team rattled off 10-straight points late to defeat Lakeland for the second time in 11 days with an 86-77 victory Saturday afternoon at Woltzen Gymnasium.

The Raiders (3-2, 3-1 NACC) trailed 72-70 with 4:03 remaining before scoring the next 10 points to overtake the Muskies (4-2, 2-2 NACC).

Miles, who had 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting when these teams last met Nov. 21, had another efficient game with 9-of-12 shooting on Saturday. He also blocked four shots on the other end.

Junior Jason Palesse went 9-for-12 at the free throw line on his way to 19 points and added six assists. Sophomore Matthew Kirmse hit on three 3-points and finished with eight rebounds and four assists in the game.

Carlos Campos led Lakeland with 24 points and Pat McDonald chipped in 18. Joshuan McNeal had 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

There were 10 ties and 17 lead changes in a tight game with MSOE capitalizing on the final lead change. A McDonald three-pointer at 4:03 gave the home team a 72-70 lead before Miles kick-started the 10-0 run with a put-back three-point play just 30 seconds later.

In a span of just 1:41, the Raiders opened an 80-72 lead just inside the final two minutes. They then iced the game with 6-of-8 at the free throw line. Sophomore Jake Gebert sank four-straight charity tosses to end the game.

MSOE shot an even 50 percent in the second half while getting to the free throw line 31 times (making 23). The team finished at 47.5 percent from the field with a 34-21 advantage on points in the paint and 24-8 in made free throws. Lakeland shot 43.3 percent for the game with an 11-for-26 clip (.423) from three-point range.

It was a tidy game with just 13 total turnovers, including just six Red & White miscues.

The Raiders return to action Wednesday at Edgewood.