Men’s basketball blows out Fighting Scots
The men’s basketball team hosted the Gordon College Fighting Scots Tuesday night, making easy work of their opponent in front of the Laser faithful 87-63.
The game started close with both teams trading blows. The Fighting Scots took their first and only lead of the game, as the Lasers would answer with a three by junior guard Marcus Lewis to put them up 12-10.
Following the three-pointer, the Lasers took flight, going on a 12-0 run thanks to first-year guard Andy Madesko, who intensified the crowd with a dunk plus the foul on a Fighting Scot defender.
The Lasers continued to dominate as stand-out sophomore forward Quinton Partee Jr. contributed 10 points in the first half, giving the Lasers a 44-26 lead as the buzzer sounded.
During the second half, the Fighting Scots tried to live up to their name, but the Lasers kept their foot on the gas as they earned five unanswered points. From there on out, the Lasers never had their lead lower than double digits. As a result, new players got some run on the hardwood, including first-year Akshat Saini who collected his first career points.
Lewis, who put up a near double-double of 16 points, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 9 rebounds, noted he is embracing his opportunity in the starting lineup.
“I can be that two-way player,” Lewis said. “My mentality [is] to get stops and [be] rewarded at the other end.”
Medesko, who provided a major spark off the bench, said he will do whatever it takes to help the team, and believes it is up to Head Coach Aaron Galletta to make any changes moving forward.
“I’m trying to bring energy to the team,” Medesko said.
With this win, the Lasers move to 2-1 on the season and will finish up the homestand Monday against Wentworth at 7 p.m.