The Lake Forest College men's basketball team was defeated 83-66 at Greensboro College on Sunday. Forester sophomore guard Mike Rueffer scored a career-high 10 points in the contest.
Rueffer made all four of his field goal attempts, including a pair from three-point range, and added two assists in just 15 minutes of play.
Three other Foresters scored in double figures, led by junior forward Torrey Davis with 14 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists. Freshman guard Dabby Nikitas finished with 13 points while sophomore forward Jim Schick chipped in with 10. Schick and senior forward Tyrone Stagger shared game-high honors with nine rebounds apiece.
Lake Forest shot exactly 50 percent from the field and from three-point range (8-for-16) and out-rebounded the Pride 29-24. Greensboro, however, made 55.4 percent of its field goal attempts and knocked down 13 of 24 three-pointers. The home team also committed just 14 turnovers to the Foresters' 22.
The Foresters led by as many as four points early in the game and trailed by as many as seven in the first half. A layup by Rueffer capped off a 7-0 run and tied the score at 27 and he connected from beyond the arc to tie the game again at 30. A pair of free throws by Lake Forest junior guard Mason Zuniga knotted the score again at 37 with a minute remaining in the half but Greenboro knocked down a couple of free throws and a three-pointer to close out the period with a 42-37 advantage.
Lake Forest closed to within five points again twice during the first five minutes of the second half before the Pride pulled away.
The loss dropped the Foresters' overall record to 3-6 while Greensboro improved to 6-4.
Lake Forest will take on Dominican University at Greensboro Monday at 2:00 p.m. (EST).