SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Marian University men's basketball (5-11, 4-7 NACC) fell behind late and couldn't complete a late comeback falling to Lakeland 73-66.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair with neither team being able to grow a lead larger than five points. A late 7-2 run from the Muskies would give Lakeland the halftime lead at 32-29. Despite trailing by three, the Sabres outshot Lakeland in the opening half going 14-30 (.467) from the field.
The back-and-forth battle continued to open the second half but the Sabres were able to open with an 11-4 to take their largest lead of the game at 40-36 with 16:34 remaining. The lead was traded back-and-forth until the two teams found themselves knotted at 55 with 7:26 left in regulation.
Lakeland was then able to use a 14-4 run in the following minutes to open up their lead to 69-59 with just 2:15 left to play. Marian would outscore the Muskies 7-4 in the final minutes but late free throws from Lakeland sealed the final at 73-66.
Junior Reggie Roemer led the offense coming off the bench to score a game-high 19 points, while fellow junior Alex Manhardt narrowly missed out on a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Marian is next in action Saturday, Jan. 21 at Aurora for a 4:15 p.m. tip.
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