Our third long road trip in the last three weeks is finally over. The injury bug really hit us hard last week and this weekend as well. We went to upper Michigan without Jordan Barbeau who had to have dental surgery on Friday and also without our starting guard Shanice Wilson who had to sit out both games because of a concussion. On Sunday's game against Finlandia University, our shooting guard, Kaela Chessman suffered a serious injury to her knee early in the first half of Sunday's game. Kaela was playing extremely well up until her injury and we truly missed her for the rest of the game. With that being said, the Lady Lakers lost both games this weekend.
Silver Lake College presents a Faculty Colloquium, “Composition and Function of Forest Flora: Not All Forests Are Created Equal”, presented by faculty member, Dr. Michaeleen Goley. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 pm in the Heritage Room.
The Silver Lake College English Program invites the public to a discussion of Midwestern Literature on Wednesday, February 19 at 12:15 p.m. in Silver Lake College’s Heritage Room. The 30-minute discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss a chapter on Midwestern Literature by scholar David Pichaske and consider the rich body of work that might be considered Midwestern Literature.
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family will present their 2nd annual “Tunes to Love” performance on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00pm. The concert will take place in Endries Hall, a 464-seat theater located in the Franciscan Center for Music Education & Performance at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. The Silver Lake Jazz Ensemble and Voice Studio will present love songs in Italian, German, Spanish and English, as well as traditional jazz music. There is no charge for admission.
The Lady Lakers finally had a home game and was able to pull out exciting 63 to 57 victory over Northland International University. This was the sixth game in the last ten day for the Lady Lakers. The Lady Pioneers took advantage of our tired legs were able to maintain the lead for entire game with as much as 12 point lead in the second half. The Lady Lakers dug down deep and showed an enormous amount of energy to fight their way back into the game. It wasn't until the 2:33 mark when the Lady Lakers finally gained the lead when Corrina Beaumount put in a lay up with an assist from Kaela Cheesman to give the Lady Lakers their first lead of the game. The Lady Lakers got a defensive stop on their next trip down, Kaela Cheesman came down and drained a 3 pt basket to increase the lead by four and the Lady Lakers never looked back. The game was sealed with late clutch free throws by Corrina Beaumont and Lyndsay Hoschbach.
After 5 road game in the last 9 days the Lady Lakers found their record fall to 13 and 9 losing to the NAIA nationally ranked Indiana University Northwest by a score of 86 to 52. The Lady Red Hawks bolted out to a 8 -0 lead before the Lady Lakers got on the board. The Lady Lakers pulled within 5 points several times until late in the half when the Lady Lakers turned over the ball several times and Indiana pulled out to a 16 point lead. The aggressive Lady Red Hawks ended the half with a flurry and lead the game 50 to 25. The second half the determined Lady Lakers came out and got the game down to a 16 point lead. Our team showed a lot of energy coming out in the second half. Unfortunately the long bus rides the last several days finally took its toll and the Lady Red Hawks cruised to the victory.
The Lady Lakers were on the road to Michigan this weekend playing back to back game with mixed results. The Lady Lakers took on the Lady Cougars from Kuyper College on Friday and came out with a 67 to 41 victory. That did improve their record to 13 and 7 for the season. The team started off a bit sluggish offensively against them, but played extremely well on defense holding the Lady Cougars to 14 points and went into the halftime with a 14 point lead. The second half the Lady Lakers came out and had some early fast breaks and executed their offense well to come with a 26 point victory.
The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family website (www.sl.edu) has received the Gold Award in the Higher Education Marketing's EDMAs (Education Digital Marketing Awards) under the Institutional Website category for December 2013.
Five Silver Lake College Students and Basketball Coach Travel to New York To Attend Funeral of 8 Year Old Boy Killed In Tragic Fire
Silver Lake College Men's Basketball Coach, Phil Budervic, was deeply moved to respond after reading about the tragic death of 8 year old, Tyler Doohan, in East Rochester, NY. Firefighters in East Rochester, said after helping several family members, including two children and two adults escape a burning trailer, the brave boy ran back in for his disabled grandfather and uncle. All three died together. Tyler's act of selflessness has inspired people across the country to help the family.