Benedictine Men Edged at Lakeland

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PLYMOUTH, WI - The Benedictine University men's basketball team was edged on the road by Lakeland University i a back-and-forth affair on Saturday afternoon

Lakeland 90, Benedictine 88

Benedictine was able to lead for most of the first half, though neither team held larger than a four-point edge
Bryan Jakobsze drained a three-pointer with 1:18 left in the half as Benedictine went into the break leading 46-43
Lakeland quickly tied the game to begin the second half and went on to lead by six points midway through the half
Benedictine came back to even the score three times, the latest of which came on a pair of free throws from Eric Grygo with 5:53 left
The hosts again led by six with under two minutes to go
Michael Johnson, making his first appearance of the season, scored three consecutive points to draw Benedictine within 87-86 with 34 seconds remaining
Lakeland knocked down three free throws in the final moments and came down with a key offensive rebound
Benedictine still had an opportunity to tie, but Johnson had the ball knocked away on a drive as time expired
The game featured 19 ties and 12 lead changes

Grygo put together a career day, totaling a career high 32 points to go with 14 rebounds in his third double-double of the season
Grygo, who set the single season record for field goal percentage last year, was near perfect from the field, making 14-of-15 tries
Kenny Bogus added 15 points with Jakobsze adding 13 and Johnson 11
Benedictine shot over 50 percent in each half, finishing the game at 50.8 percent but did not make a three in the second half after hitting eight in the first half
Benedictine held a 36-29 edge on the glass and scored 46 points in the paint along with 20 second chance points

It is a quick turnaround as Benedictine (1-4, 1-2 NACC) plays a non-conference game Monday night at Kalamazoo