Quick Hits 2/8

Zack Goodrow, Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball splits series against Ferris State

GVSU (5-4) dropped their first game against Ferris State (7-7) in last weekend’s double header. In a close game, the Lakers lost 68-65, their third consecutive defeat. The game was close throughout all of regulation and the Lakers had a chance to tie the score in the final seconds of the contest.

It was a hard pill to swallow after a Lakers three pointer didn’t fall at the end of the game, but several Lakers had impressive performances. Jake Van Tubbergen led the team in scoring with 19 points, and moved to eighth place on the Lakers all-time rebounding list after he grabbed nine boards. Christian Negron was close to a double-double but finished short by just one rebound. Jordan Harris and Isaac Gassman also scored double digit points. 

In the second game of the weekend, the Lakers came out victorious with a score of 70-51. This was the Lakers’ first victory away at Ferris State since 2014. After falling behind in the first half, the Lakers went on a 16-0 run to close out the second quarter. They never looked back and ended the game above .500 again.

Deleon Brown was pivotal in this game, scoring 20 points and hitting an important three to start out the Lakers dominant run. Harris scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out seven assists. Negron contributed 12 points and seven rebounds. 

GV Track sets multiple records at Snowdown Showdown Meet

The GVSU Lakers broke three records and earned several NCAA Division II qualifying standards at the Snowdown Showdown meet last weekend. Freshman Lindsey Strutz, strolled right into the record books in her debut pentathlon for GVSU. The freshman finished the event with a score of 3329 finishing first in the event all time for the Lakers.

Senior Nicole Sreenan once again tied her own school record in the 60-meter finishing the event with a time of 7.41. Senior transfer Isaac Harding etched his name in the GVSU record books for the second time during this meet. He broke the turf record at Kelly Family Sports Center Turf finishing the 3,000-meter run with a time of 7:53.77. 

GV Swimming and Diving sweeps Davenport in weekend competition 

The GVSU swimming and diving team (10-2) won all 24 competitions last Saturday Feb. 6, against Davenport University (4-2). The men’s team won with a score of 162-65 and the women’s team won 168-67. For the women’s team, Sara Puscas made the NCAA cut in the 200-meter (1:52.81). Gracyn Segard received two NCAA qualifications in both the one meter dive (462.08) and the three meter dive (469.79). 

The men’s team also received two individual NCAA qualifications. Eric Hieber made the NCAA cut in the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 4:29.26. Chris Kelly received two NCAA qualifications in the one meter diving event (466.43) and in the three meter diving event (476.40).