GVL / Luke Holmes - The basketball teams load the bus and set off for up north.

Looking at the anatomy of a men’s hoops road trip to the Upper Peninsula

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team’s games this weekend are going to be a little different than usual. The Lakers will face the Michigan Tech Huskies Thursday, Jan. 26 in Houghton, Michigan, and will then finish the weekend at Northern Michigan against the Wildcats in Marquette, Michigan Saturday, Jan. 28. The two road games prove crucial for a Lakers’ team (12-6, 8-3 GLIAC) that is coming off of huge wins over Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State last weekend.

GVL / Luke Holmes - Jenn DeBoer (4) posts up to shoot. GVSU Women's Basketball lost to Truman State 69-74 on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

Freshman Jenn DeBoer progressing quickly for GVSU women's hoops

Down the stretch in an eventual loss to Northwood, the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team needed to find a rhythm on offense. Assistant coach Phil Sayers drew up a couple of plays during timeouts in order to try to find that rhythm. The plays were not for one of the seven seniors on the team to take the shot, but instead intended for freshman Jenn DeBoer.

GVL/Luke Holmes - Myles Miller (12) jumps up for the shot as Grand Valley had squares off againt Lake Superior State on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU men's hoops splits two-game road trip

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team continued its brutal January slate, splitting a two-game road trip this past weekend. The Lakers started the weekend with a 93-78 victory over the Northwood Timberwolves Thursday, Jan. 12, but ended with a 99-78 loss to Lake Superior State Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Upper Peninsula.