Lake Forest Starts Fast, Wins Convincingly at Knox

Dean Reid, d3photography.com
Dean Reid, d3photography.com

Freshman guard Sean Espinosa had eight points and two assists during a 23-0 run to open the game Saturday as the Forester men's basketball team prevailed 80-51 at Knox College.

Espinosa's second assist came on the third three-pointer of the game by senior guard Eric Porter, who had 11 points during the run to open the contest and a game-high 15 on the afternoon. Porter made four of seven attempts from beyond the arc on Saturday and is shooting exactly 50 percent from long range this year. His 70 three-pointers on the season are just five shy of the program record and he is now nine long range jumpers away from becoming the third player in team history with 200 in his career.

Espinosa was next on the squad with 14 points and sophomore guard Aram Arslanian also reached double figures with 10. Eleven of the 12 Foresters who saw action in the game scored at least two points.

Lake Forest sophomore forward Jason Hasenberg led all players in the game with a season-high 10 rebounds and the visitors had a commanding 47-30 advantage on the boards. The Foresters shot 45.8 percent from the field while limiting the Prairie Fire to just 32.7 percent.

The Foresters led by as many as 32 points in the opening period and 50-20 at halftime. The margin grew to as many as 36 points and both teams emptied the bench during the second half.

The lopsided victory raised Lake Forest's overall record this season to 10-5 and Midwest Conference mark to 6-2. Knox fell to 3-12 overall and 1-7 in the conference.

The Foresters will host Lawrence University Wednesday evening at 5:30.

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