Six reach double digits as Lakers top Panthers

Wed 3-4-2020

ESTHERVILLE – Six players scored in double figures as third-seeded Iowa Lakes opened the Division II Region XI men's basketball tournament with a 101-75 win over sixth-seeded Ellsworth Tuesday night.

Justin Brookens led the Lakers with 35 points. He also had eight rebounds and seven assists.

Dillon Carlson scored 18 points, Malcolm Clayton 15 and Alan Kikwaki 11, while Boston Grimes and Kevin Cook each had 10.

The Lakers are now 26-5 on the season.

They'll travel to Boone on Thursday to take on DMACC in the tournament semifinals. DMACC defeated Iowa Central 86-70 Tuesday.

Thursday's other semifinal has fourth-seeded NIACC at top-seeded Kirkwood. The winners play Saturday at the site of the higher-seeded remaining seed.