Sabercat men fall to Great Lakes 81-61 in NCCAA semis

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Senior guard David Lerma scored 21 points on four made 3-pointers but the eighth-seeded Maranatha Baptist University men’s basketball team fell 81-61 to fourth-seeded Great Lakes Christian College in an NCCAA Division 2 national semifinal game Friday.

Freshman forward Tyree Bruno scored 12 points off the bench and senior forward Rob Sonnenberg and sophomore forward Stephen Wilkerson each had seven for the Sabercats (16-10).

Maranatha trailed 40-28 at halftime and the Sabercats made seven 3-pointers while the Crusaders shot 15-of-30 from beyond the arc.

GREAT LAKES 81, MARANATHA BAPTIST 61

Maranatha          28           33           —           61

Great Lakes        40           41           —           81

Maranatha Baptist University (fg-ft-tp) — Sonnenberg 2-2-7, Wilkerson 3-1-7, Book 2-0-5, Lerma 6-5-21, Gill 1-2-4, Bruno 5-1-12, Sanders 0-1-1, Jones 0-2-2, Blake 1-0-2. Totals 20 14-23 61.

Great Lakes Christian College (fg-ft-tp) — Seidu 3-3-9, Adams 3-2-11, Jones 2-3-8, Reed 6-3-20, Green 3-0-7, McCook 1-1-4, Hill 2-0-5, Eggleston 4-0-9, Garrett 3-0-8. Totals 27 12-18 81.

Three-point goals — MBU, Lerma 4, Sonnenberg, Book, Bruno; GLCC, Reed 5, Adams 3, Garrett 2, Jones, Green, McCook, Hill, Eggleston.

Total fouls — MBU 20, GLCC 22.

Fouled out — GLCC, Eggleston.

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