FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Lawrence University men’s basketball team took over the game midway through the first half and rolled to an 82-59 nonconference win over the College of Mount St. Vincent on Wednesday at the Cruzin Classic.
Tyler Mazur came off the bench to lead Lawrence (5-3) with 17 points. Mazur¬†went 6-for-9 from the floor,¬†including 4-for-7 from 3-point range. Ryan DePouw added 15 points, and Jamie Nikitas had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Vikings. Lawrence’s Chris Siebert chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Brandon Serrano led Mount St. Vincent (1-7) with 17 points and nine¬†rebounds.
The Dolphins¬†scored the first six points of the game and led 10-6, but Lawrence dominated the rest of the half. The Vikings went on a¬†36-8 tear over the final 12 minutes of the first half to lead 42-18 at the half.
DePouw scored 11 points in the first half, and Mazur added seven to pace the Vikings. Lawrence also put the¬†clamps on Mount St. Vincent defensively and held the Dolphins to just 27.6 percent shooting (8-for-29) from the floor in the first half.¬†The Dolphins shot¬†39.3 percent for the game, including 11.8 percent (2-for-17) from beyond the arc.
Mount St.¬†Vincent did manage to whittle the lead down to 16 points at 52-36 at the 12:23 mark of the second half, but Lawrence removed any doubt of the next seven minutes. The Vikings went on a 20-10 run as Mazur scored seven points and DePouw added four to give Lawrence a 72-46 lead with 5:09¬†remaining.¬†¬†
Lawrence is back in action in Florida on Friday when the Vikings face No. 12 UW-Whitewater.recap