Men’s Basketball Falls 86-72 at Lawrence Tech

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Lawrence Tech proved to be too much for the Lourdes men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Gray Wolves fell 86-72 on the road inside the Ridler Field House.

Clif Snow (Middletown, Ohio/Middletown) got Lourdes going early, hitting a three-pointer followed by a jumper in the paint from McRay White (Cleveland, Ohio/Garfield Heights) to help the Gray Wolves jump out to quick 5-0 lead.

Lawrence Tech (12-12, 7-8 WHAC) cut the lead to one point on two separate occasions but the Gray Wolves pushed their lead to 13-9 with 13:12 left in the half following a jumper from Kadeim Jones (Dayton, Ohio/Marshall).

From there, LTU used a 9-0 run to grab it first lead of the afternoon and stretch the lead to 18-13 with 11:36 left in the first half.

The Gray Wolves cut the deficit to one point on multiple occasions during the first half, but found itself down by as many as 40-24 with 1:40 left in the half.

Brett Lauf (Napoleon, Ohio/Napoleon) scored the final seven points of the half to help Lourdes get within 42-31 at the intermission.

Lawrence Tech came out firing in the second half, using a 10-1 run to extend its lead to 52-32 with 17:30 left in the half.

The hosts ran their lead to 24 points on two separate occasions during the second half, the biggest margin of the contest.

Lourdes made a late run as Lauf went on a personal 7-0 run to cut the lead to 78-63 with 4:04 remaining in the contest. Lawrence Tech held on and went on to claim the 86-72 victory.

Ty Searles scored a game-high 38 points in the matchup.

The Gray Wolves finished 24-of-62 (38.7%) from the floor including 6-of-21 (28.6%) from three-point range. The Blue Devils went 25-of-55 (45.5%) from the field and made 8-of-24 (33.3%) three-pointers in the contest.

Lauf led the way for Lourdes offensively, netting 25 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Snow added 23 points and 13 rebounds to complete his double-double.

The Gray Wolves (16-9, 7-8 WHAC) are back in action on Monday evening as they host Siena Heights at 8 p.m. in a makeup contest inside the Ebeid Recreation Center.