Winning Streak Ends on Cold Shooting Afternoon

From Sports Information Director, February 6, 2010 | Men's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - An uncharacteristic off-shooting night and a red-hot performance from Lake Forest College's Patrick Hanley was enough of a combination to lift the visiting Foresters to a 66-59 win over St. Norbert College in a Midwest Conference game at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights, ranked ninth in the D3hoops.com Top 25, fell to 18-2 overall and 12-1 in the MWC and had a 10-game winning streak snapped. The Foresters, who have won eight of their last nine, improved to 11-9, 9-4.

Hanley pumped in 30 points, including 21 in the second half, to lift the Foresters. Hanley snapped a 21-21 halftime tie with two consecutive 3-pointers to open the second half. He then hit a pair of trifectas in the last three minutes, including a long 3 with 1:21 left to put the Foresters up 59-54. Hanley finished with a 6-for-9 night from beyond the three-point arc, with all of his long-range shots coming i a timely manner.

Lake Forest led 33-23 after a 12-2 run in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the second half. The Green Knights immediately answered, slowly working back to a 39-38 lead with 9:20 left on a James Pfitzinger putback. Hanley drilled another 3-pointer on the Foresters' next possession, and with the exception of a 48-48 tie with 4:16 to go, held the lead the rest of the game.

St. Norbert shot 37.3 percent from the floor for the game, making 22 of 59 shots. Dave Wipperfurth scored a career-high 26 points for the Green Knights, including 17 in the second half.

Lake Forest made 21 of 54 (38.9 percent) shots and had only nine turnovers. Travis Clark added 12 points and Jeff Beck 10 for the Foresters.