The Lake Region State College Royals traveled to New Town, ND for the annual MonDak Pre-Conference Tournament.
The season started out on a positive note for the Royals in a high scoring affair against the United Tribes Technical College Thunderbirds out of Bismarck State College. The Royals would explode out of the gate scoring 104 points in their opening game. Four Royals hit double figures led by a 24pt 13reb performance, Steven Rwahwire and Eli Campbell both chipped in 18pts each. Next up for LRSC was the Williston State College Tetons from Williston, ND. The Royals got off to a great start leading the Tetons 45-34. However, 62 second half points would prove to be Lake Regions undoing. WSC would win 96-82. Medi Obang came off the bench and scored 23pts for LRSC. In the 3rd and 4th place game LRSC would find themselves matched up against NDSCS out of Wahpeton, ND. The Royals could not overcome their offensive struggles and would lose 85-70 to the Wildcats. Steven Rwahwire had 19pts and Daveonte Davis had 15pts.
Head Coach Jared Marshall had this to say after the weekend, "I saw a lot of good things out there this weekend. Our record doesn't reflect how well I thought we played. We had a lot of growing pains out there in our games with so many new faces. We just need to keep getting better everyday in practice."
Up next is Gillette CC on Friday night 7:30pm at the sportscenter.