College Showcase: Holt scores career-high for LSSU

Spring Lake graduate Lucas Holt scored a career-high 14 points off the bench on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to propel his Lake Superior State men's basketball team over rival Northern Michigan.
Nate Thompson
Jan 17, 2012

 

The Wildcats held LSSU to a season-low in points in the 63-55 final.

After a redshirt season last year, the 6-foot-9 Holt has seen brief playing time for the Lakers, but has made the most of his minutes recently. He’s currently averaging 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in an average of 9.2 minutes per game for the Lakers.

LSSU currently sports a 7-8 record and a 2-6 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Lakers travel to Lake Erie for a conference contest on Thursday.

BURNSIDE AVERAGING DOUBLE-DOUBLE

Through 17 games, Muskegon Community College women’s basketball freshman Lindsey Burnside is averaging 10.5 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Jayhawks.

The Grand Haven graduate is also averaging 3.3 blocks per game. She recorded a season-high eight blocks during MCC’s 65-53 win over Lansing Community College on Jan. 9.

MCC currently stands at 12-5 overall this season.

KARSTEN NOW STARRING IN HOOPS

After leading the Wheaton College women’s soccer team to the Division 3 national championship game, Western Michigan Christian graduate Laura Karsten is now starring on the basketball court for the Thunder.

Despite missing seven games due to her conflict with soccer, Karsten hasn’t missed a beat on the hardwood, as she currently is the second leading scorer for Wheaton at 11 points per game. She’s also averaging 6.1 rebounds and 4.25 assists per game.

Following Saturday’s 70-48 blowout of North Central College, the Thunder improve to 9-6 overall this season.

VANARENDONK RECORDS DOUBLE-DOUBLE

With its pair of victories last week, the Hope College men’s basketball team have moved up to a No. 7 ranking in the nation by D3hoops.com. Undefeated Middlebury is No. 1 with a 14-0 record.

In the Flying Dutchmen’s latest victory — an 88-67 triumph over Kalamazoo College on Saturday — Grand Haven graduate Nate Van-Arendonk recorded his first collegiate double-double with career-highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Flying Dutchmen also routed Albion last Wednesday, 78-61.

Hope (14-1) hosts its longtime bitter rival Calvin (7-8) on Wednesday at DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland at 8 p.m.

ADDISON EARNS BIG TEN HONOR

Grand Haven graduate Becca Addison was named the Co-Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Week on Monday. Addison, a junior at the University of Michigan, placed first in both the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 11.55 seconds) and 1-mile run (4 minutes, 43.64 seconds) against Ohio State on Saturday against Big Ten rival Ohio State.

The Wolverines and Buckeyes tied in the meet, 81-81.

Both of Addison’s times rank first in the Big Ten this season, while her 800-meter and mile times are second and fifth in the nation, respectively.
This is the third time in her career and first time this season that Addison has been named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week.

 

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