The Lake Region State College mens and womens basketball teams got the brooms out on the road against Jamestown JV Wednesday with a non-conference sweep.

The Lake Region State College mens and womens basketball teams got the brooms out on the road against Jamestown JV Wednesday with a non-conference sweep.

There's only one thing better than earning a win on the road: Avenging an earlier season loss with a victory away from home.
Lake Region State College did just that in women's basketball action Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Lady Royals used a fast start and a late surge to knock off the University of Jamestown JV by a tally of 60-50.

One major key for the road team was limiting the Jimmies offensively.
"We played very well defensively for 40 minutes which we didn’t do a couple weeks ago when the beat us at home. It was great to bounce back after getting defeated by them," LRSC head women's coach Danny Mertens told the Journal.

LRSC was led by its starting backcourt trio who combined for 45 of the team's 60 points. Freshman guard Maara Nelson led the way with 17 points. Sophomore Emily Schafer chipped in with 15 points. while fellow sophomore Annie Jorgenson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kendall Parker and R'rionna Brocks scored four points each while Shay'Lee Dayman added three. Maggie Gilbert and Bailey Lamp rounded out the scoring with two points each.

The Royals jumped out to a quick start with an 18-12 advantage after one period of play. LRSC, who led 29-21 at the half and 38-33 after three, picked up the 60-50 win.
"We didn’t shoot well, but we got lots of defensive stops," Mertens said.
LRSC improved to 9-4 with the win. The Royals play Northern State JV  Sunday at 1 p.m. inside the friendly confines of the Devils Lake Sports Center.

Facing a tough challenge on the road, the Lake Region State College got a boost from one of its upperclassmen. Sophomore forward Alex Weston led the way with 24 points, including five three-point shots and a perfect 5-for-5 from the line, to help the Royals walk away with an 84-79 victory over the University of Jamestown JV Wednesday afternoon.
"We really road Alex today, he stepped up big when we were struggling to score," third-year LRSC head men's coach Jared Marshall told the Journal.

It was a game of runs and the Royals had just one of two bigger scoring stretches Wednesday. After a back-and-forth first half, the Jimmies, who trailed 36-35 at the half, jumped out to a 10-point lead in the second half.
The final 10 minutes of the second half were huge as LRSC limited Jamestown to just 10 points.

"We slapped on the 1-2-1-1 press late and it was a big reason we turned the game in our favor," Marshall said.
A 25-8 run late in the game gave the Royals an 84-79 victory.
"It was a slow start, but a strong finish," the coach added.
Freshman forward Lamarr Wood finished with 14 points and Nic Fassos added 12.
"Lamarr has continued his development and is playing extremely well," Marshall said. "Nic had a great game and a big-time second half."

Jordan Lynn and Denier Campbell scored seven points each. Cedric Boone netted six points while Kyle Henningsgard added five. Harvey Barr scored four points and Derrick Laudenbach had three. James Streeter rounded off the scoring with two points.
North Star's Jayden Komrosky scored 22 points to lead the Jimmies.
LRSC improved to 12-3 with the win. The Royals travel to face Northeast Community College Friday in Nebraska Friday,

"We are still looking to put a full 40 minutes together, but our best ball is still ahead of us," Marshall said. "I want us to play our best basketball come February and March."