SLC women's basketball team wins Tip-Off Tournament title

Posted On November 10, 2014

ATHLETICS_SLC-Kaela-Cheesman2The Silver Lake College women’s basketball team rallied to win its first two games of the season, and in the process captured the Tip-Off Tournament title at UW-Fond du Lac.

In the semifinal game Oct. 31, the Lakers defeated UW-Marshfield/Wood County 75-70. And in the title game Nov. 1, they beat Fox Valley Technical College 68-56.

“Both games were won because of an outstanding team effort along with determination and heart shown on the court,” SLC coach Mike Flentje said. “I couldn’t have been any prouder of the team effort.” 

SLC juniors Kaela Cheesman and Raelyn Woock were selected to the all-tournament team. Cheesman scored 43 points overall, including 26 points (including seven three-pointers) in the championship game. Woock finished the tournament with 14 rebounds and 39 points, including 22 points in the title game.

Against FVTC, the Lakers led 35-22 at halftime. But FVTC stormed back to take a three-point lead with seven minutes remaining in the game. After regrouping during a time out, SLC got some crucial fast-break points and toughened up on defense to regain the lead for good.

Lakers sophomore Amanda Kudick added 11 rebounds in the championship game.

In the semifinal game, SLC rallied from a 41-36 halftime deficit to take the lead with 12 minutes left in the contest.

Lakers junior Courtney Clavers finished the game with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Kudick chipped in with 14 points, three steals and three assists.

 

Men’s basketball

Silver Lake College fell short in both of its season-opening games at the Haunted Hoops Tip-Off Tournament, which was hosted by Indiana University South Bend.

The Lakers fell 86-75 in the Oct. 31 semifinal game to Indiana University South Bend. In the Nov. 1 consolation game, SLC dropped an 88-72 decision to Indiana University Kokomo.

In the semifinals, the Lakers were led by sophomore Eric Roby’s 19 points and junior John Duke’s 14 points. Freshman Jordan Portee and senior Kyle Lunderg each added eight points, while junior Tyler Wells had seven points. SLC trailed 42-39 at halftime, but Roby connected on four three-pointers in the opening minutes of the second half to give the Lakers a seven-point lead. However, IUSB bounced back to take the lead with 8:26 remaining.

In the consolation game, SLC held IUK to 35.3 percent shooting from the field in the first half. But IUK sealed its victory by shooting 59.3 percent from the field in the second half.