DANVILLE — The Lake Land women's basketball team won a Region 24 game Saturday thanks in part to its defense, which held Danville Area Community College to four points in the first quarter. The Lady Lakers went on to win 78-43. 

"I thought we played very well at the start of the game on both ends of the court," said Lake Land coach Dave Johnson. "We ran off the first 17 points of the game and that kind of set the tone for the game. We had a real strong defensive effort all day long. The nice thing is, we had a 3-1 assist/turnover ratio with 15 assists and five turnovers."

Lake Land was led in scoring by Avery Jackson, 2017 Mattoon grad, with 17, while Neoga grad Jaycie Roy added 15, and Jamie Sandschaefer also finished in double digits with 10. Gabrielle Staub was tops in rebounds with 10, while Charleston grad Dakota Crowder was tops in steals with five. Roy and Alexandria Von Kamecke had three assists each.

Lake Land, 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the region is to play host to 6-0 Lincoln Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Lake Land men suffer first loss

CHAMPAIGN — The Lake Land men's basketball team suffered its first loss, 91-89 to Parkland College Saturday. 

Further information was unavailable at press time. 

The Lakers, 4-1, are to travel to Godfrey to face Lewis and Clark College Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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