Lakers wrap season against Bears, Eagles

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Cody Cox (left) and Joe Binyoti battle for a rebound while helping the Laker men to a 97-89 win over DMACC on Wednesday.

Iowa Lakes mens and womens basketball teams wrapped their seasons with a pair of home games against Des Moines Area Community College and Kirkwood Community College this past week.

The Laker men went 2-0 against the Bears and Eagles while the women went 0-2.

The men improved to 21-8 overall and 8-4 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference with a 97-89 win over DMACC and a 107-73 win over Kirkwood.

Sophomore Lauryn Smith totaled 30 total points in a pair of Iowa Lakes losses to DMACC and Kirkwood to end the regular season.

Against the Bears, Streeter McIlravy led the Lakers with 23 points. Tywon Bressler had 21. Joe Binyoti had 16 and Kyle Beisch had 11.

DMACC was led by Wali Parks with 16.

Against the Eagles, Beisch was the Lakers' high scorer with 22 points. He also had six rebounds.

Dennis Joiner added 20 points and eight boards. McIlravy had 15 points. Bressler and Jaylon Tapplar each had 14 points. Binyoti dished out 10 assists.

Kirkwood was led by Chris King with 25 points.

The Iowa Lakes women fell to 11-20 overall and 2-12 in ICCAC play this season with a 77-57 loss to DMACC and a 98-59 loss to Kirkwood.

Against the Bears, the Lakers were led by Lauryn Smith and Lemia Ntor-Ue who both recorded 13 points a piece.     

"We played hard tonight," Iowa Lakes coach Ashley Martin said. "DMACC's length bothered us. We struggled to finish around the rim and didn't shoot the ball well from the outside. Overall, I'm happy with our effort tonight and just need to continue to improve."

The Lakers close dout the regular season with a loss to Kirkwood.

Iowa Lakes was led by Mia Wassink with 20 points and Smith with 17.

“We had a rough first quarter today struggling against Kirkwood’s full court press," Martin said. "Once we settled in and attacked their press we were able to find our rhythm on the offensive end. I thought we competed hard today. It is a new season now with post season play.”

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