BOUNCING BACK: Norse Top Junior Lakers, 98-75

SAULT STE. MARIE---One day after suffering their most heartbreaking loss of the season, the Bay College Norse men’s basketball team was back on the court Sunday night. 

The Norse made the three-hour trip to Sault Ste. Marie to face the Lake Superior State University Junior Lakers, and took care of business, posting a 98-75 win at the Bud Cooper Memorial Gym.

Christian Alexander has a monster game for Bay, scoring 25 points, highlighted by three slam dunks. Matt Wagner added 18 points in another solid two-way effort, and Chris Dobessi added eleven points, including a pair of slam dunks. 

Ryan Robinette was the fourth Norse player in double figures, knocking down three triples and scoring eleven points. He also grabbed ten rebounds for a double-double.

Tristan Masuga scored nine points and Khalid Fleming contributed eight as the Norse broke open a close 13-9 game with a 19-9 spurt in the first half to go up, 32-18.

The Norse led at halftime, 47-29.

The Junior Lakers, playing just their fifth game of the year and second against Bay, stayed in the game by making 17 three-point baskets. 

Austin Purchase had seven of the triples and led LSSU with 24 points. Reese Zhulke had five three’s and finished with 17 points. Stone Arnold, who had 31 points in an earlier meeting with Bay, scored 12 points this time.

LSSU closed to within 12 points on two occasions late in the game before the Norse bench finished the game on a 14-3 run.

Bay College shook off Saturday’s one-point loss to Dakota County Technical College by improving to 14-7 on the season. The Norse return to action next Saturday with a home game against Finlandia University. Game time is 3:00 and it will e broadcast live on Maverick 106.3 FM and

Click the thumbnails in the ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS box above to see photos and videos, and to listen to post-game comments from Alexander and Coach Matt Johnson. Also click to hear Marcus Harris’s player spotlight interview.

Matt Wagner scores the turnaround shot for Bay
Stone Arnold with the triple for Lake State
Chris Dobessi attacks the basket and scores for Bay
Ben Schultz passes to Austin Purchase for LSSU triple
Reese Zuhlke nails the triple for LSSU
Austin Purchase drains another triple for LSSU
Tristan Masuga buries the triple for the Norse.
Xaviel Fields gets it to Matt Wagner for the basket
Ryan Robinette buries the triple for the Norse
Xaviel Fields scores the jump shot for the Norse
Stone Arnold scoops and scores for LSSU
Cade Contreras knocks down the triple for Bay
Christian Alexander slams it home for Bay
Khalid Fleming nails the three-pointer for Bay College
Christian Alexander spins and scores for Bay
Xaviel Fields drives to the basket and scores for Bay
Matt Wagner passes to Ryan Robinette for two
Matt Wagner with the "and one" basket from Dobessi
Chris Dobessi with the slam dunk for Bay
Austin Forbes buries the three off the bench

LISTEN: Christian Alexander post-game comments
LISTEN: Coach Matt Johnson post-game comments
LISTEN: Marcus Harris player spotlight interview