After trailing by as many as 26 points, Lake Forest eventually closed to within just five before falling 66-58 to Monmouth College in Friday's semifinal round of the 2019 Midwest Conference Tournament at Ripon College.
It was the showdown of the week – Lake Forest College versus UCLA and Nichols College in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge Bonus Contest. After a week-long battle, the Lake Forest College women’s basketball team showed both perseverance and generosity with a second place finish in the contest.
A strong second half and a double-double by sophomore guard Kelsey Burton gave Lake Forest at 72-54 victory at Grinnell College on Saturday. The win also clinched a spot for Lake Forest in next weekend's four-team Midwest Conference Tournament at Ripon College.
Lake Forest College men's and women's basketball has teamed up with the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for the 2019 Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge.
Due to the weather forecast, Lake Forest College's basketball games against visiting Monmouth College, originally scheduled for 3:00 (women) and 5:00 (men) Saturday afternoon, have been moved to the same time on Sunday.
Sophomore guard Kelsey Burton recorded a career-high six steals and scored a game-high 16 points to help lead the Forester women's basketball team to a convincing 83-57 victory over Knox College at home on Saturday.