Men’s Basketball Nets 100 in Dominant Season Opener

Grace’s men’s basketball team put on a show for the packed Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center crowd on Saturday, defeating Great Lakes Christian College 100-58.

Five players scored in double-digit scoring for the Lancers, led by 20 points and nine rebounds from senior Greg Miller.

The Lancers’ well-balanced attack included 26 assists on 32 made field goals. Grace also committed just 12 turnovers, forcing GLCC into 19 turnovers.

Grace never trailed in their Homecoming game on Saturday. The Lancers (1-0) held a 14-12 lead before ripping off 14 unanswered points, claiming a 45-30 cushion at halftime.

GLCC struggled to 28 percent shooting in the second half, allowing Grace to ease away for their 42-point win. The Lancers made 19 free throws in the final period, sinking four 3-pointers after halftime to aid their cause.

Defensively, Grace held GLCC to six points over the final 7:02. The Lancers’ substitutes outscored their opposition 23-6 down the stretch.

Overall, Grace held a plus-19 advantage in rebounding. They made just under half of their shot attempts (49 percent), including 41 percent from beyond the arc.

Logan Irwin recorded 14 points, 5 assists and 1 turnover in his first game as a Lancer, and Kyle Fillman added 11 points and four rebounds. Brandon Vanderhegghen nailed a trio of 3-pointers for 13 points, and Drew Perrin handed out five assists in 13 minutes of action.

Adrian Makolli produced nine points and nine rebounds off the bench, and Morgan Michalski sank 3-of-3 from beyond the arc for 12 points. Brock McFarland also had 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 points in his first collegiate game. Overall 15 players saw the court for Grace with 14 of them recording a point.

The Lancers will travel to Mt. Vernon Nazarene next weekend for the Crossroads Classic. Grace will take on West Virginia-Parkersburg on Friday and Wilberforce on Saturday.

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