The Lark men’s basketball team has worked themselves into a bit of a hot streak, winning five consecutive games and moving their record to 10-3 on the season. They hosted the Warriors JV team of Sterling College Monday night, winning 114-90.
It was a back and forth game through the first 12 minutes with eight lead changes and two ties. With the Larks up 35-33, Braden Handcock made a jump shot at the 8:34 mark in the first half, spurring a 7-0 run that included two consecutive treys by Cal Hartley. Little spurts from the Larks coupled with aggressive defense allowed them to extend the lead to 64-47 to end the half.
The second half was more of the same, the Larks forcing bad shots and taking advantage of their aggressive style to keep the ball moving up and down the court.
The Larks were led by a big night from sophomore Coye Campbell – 30 points, 6 assists, 6 steals and 5 rebounds. Also with nice nights on the score sheet were Aubrey Johnson (19), Cal Hartley (15) and Shannon Cordes (13). Issiah Smith led the team with 11 rebounds, adding eight points of his own and three assists.
The Larks will look to extend their win streak at MCC-Penn Valley (Kansas City, Mo.) Thursday before returning to Yost Center on to take on Friends University JV on Monday, December 11, at 8 p.m.