Quick Hits: Laker teams brace for NMU, Tech

By Lanthorn Staff | 2/4/15 10:40pm

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Luke Ryskamp (#23) tied his career high by scoring 29 points in Monday's loss to FSU.

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Laker teams brace for Northern, Tech

The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s basketball teams will complete a three-game homestand with games in Allendale on Thursday and Saturday. 

On “Throwback Thursday”, the Laker women (14-5, 11-4 GLIAC) host Northern Michigan (12-7, 10-5 GLIAC) at Fieldhouse Arena, where GVSU has ripped off 10 consecutive wins to start the season. 

The Lakers own second place in the GLIAC North Division, while NMU lurks just one game back.   

The nightcap will feature the GVSU men (9-12, 5-10 GLIAC), who will look to snap a six-game losing streak that started on Jan. 17. The Lakers will take on the Wildcats (8-13, 6-9 GLIAC) at 8 p.m. 

On Saturday, Kids Free Day, both teams host Michigan Tech. The North Division's top two teams will square off in the women’s matchup at 1 p.m. Tip off for the men's game is scheduled for 3 p.m.

GVSU women sweep weekly GLIAC awards

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State athletes Breanna Luba and Jamie Roberts earned GLIAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors following their success at Saturday’s GVSU Quad Meet. 

Luba, a freshman from Southgate, Mich., nabbed second place in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.70, which is the top mark in the GLIAC and the ninth fastest time in the NCAA Division II this season.

Roberts, a senior from Kingston, Mich., cleared a height of 3.94 meters in pole vault, landing in first place. It is the second best Division II mark this year, just 0.01 meters short of Sioux Falls’ Kimberly Peterson.

Club lacrosse No. 1 in early MCLA ranks

The Grand Valley State men's lacrosse club was named No. 1 in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) 2015 preseason rankings. 

The Lakers are coming off a national championship in 2014 after sweeping through the national tournament. GVSU knocked off St. John’s University 12-11 in a thrilling title bout.

GVSU kicks off its spring season with an exhibition tilt against Michigan State in Allendale on Feb. 21.

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