In the final conference matchup for Niles and Lakeshore in boy’s basketball, the future BCS Conference members stayed close with the Lancers but ultimately fell 56-43 inside Viking Gym. Niles is now 2-17 on the season while Lakeshore looks to win the SMAC title next Tuesday against Portage Central. The Mustangs and Lancers both have just one loss in the West Division.
Lakeshore was led by Dylan Clem’s 18 points. The Lancers placed two other members in double figures as Ben Brower scored 15 points and Ben Anderson finished with 12. JJ Bushu added nine points.
Portage Central overcame a 14 point deficit against St. Joe in the Bear Den tonight to remain tied with Lakeshore. The winner next Tuesday will be the 2020 SMAC West Boy’s Basketball Champion.
The Mustangs and Lancers tip-off at 7PM Tuesday inside Lancer Gym.