Iowa Lakes jumped out to an early lead against Southwestern and cruised to a 67-50 victory on Wednesday.
The Lakers led 18-7 after 10 minutes of play and gradually extended it to as many as 18 points two different times in the final two minutes before settling on a 36-20 halftime score.
Half of the visitor's points came at the free throw line where they were 8-of-10.
Leah Courtney went 7-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line to finish with 17 points. She also had a team-high 10 rebounds. Tayler Boroson chipped in 15 points while Shaunte Tucker had 10. Allyson Sherden had six points, Nijala Johnson had five, Natasha Kindred and Shabreka Edwards each had four. Allie Kemeny had three, Sobrina West had two and Alisa Johnson had one. Tucker and Dahl each had three steals.
Iowa Lakes (4-10 overall) returns to action in the new year at home against Iowa Central on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Lakers come up short against Reivers, 86-85
COUNCIL BLUFFS - Iowa Lakes nearly came up with a big non-conference win against Div. 1 No. 6 Iowa Western on Tuesday. But the Reivers escaped with an 86-85 victory. The two teams were tied 38-38 at halftime.
Deondre Parks led the Lakers with 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting including 4-of-10 from three-point range and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. Latrell Love finished with 16 points while Colton Neff had 11, Diamontae McKinley had eight, Tate Harmon and Parker Bailey each had six, Justin Sloter had three and Emmanuel Golong had two.
Iowa Western had more balanced scoring with five players in double digits led by Ryan Bowie with 19.
Iowa Lakes (7-4 overall, 1-0 in the conference) is on the road against Marshalltown today at 2 p.m.
Lakers cruise, 104-62
Five Iowa Lakes players scored in double digits and the Lakers shot nearly 63 percent from the field in cruised past ABCD Prep, 104-62 on Saturday.
Latrell Love was 7-of-7 from the field and finished with 16 points. Deondre Parks shot 6-of-9 from the field and scored 14 points. Emmanuel Golong also had 14 points while Justin Sloter made 4-of-6 from three-point range for 12 points. Parker Bailey finished with 10 points and six assists.
Also, Diamontae McKinley had nine points, Brandon Boggs had eight, Jake Janssen had seven, Tate Harmon had six and Colton Neff had five.