Hensen’s First Career Double-Double Leads Peregrines Past Lakes

PUC-Hensens-First-Career-Double-Double-Leads-Peregrines-Past-LakesThe Purdue University Calumet men’s basketball team defeated Great Lakes Christian College, 76-47, in a non-conference matchup Monday night at the Fitness and Recreation Center.

Purdue Calumet was led by senior big man Ryan Hensen (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler), who headlined four Peregrine double-figure scorers with his first career double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Freshman Chandler Spring (Covington, Ind./Covington) recorded 16 points including four three-points field goals, LaBradford Sebree (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo) scored 14 points and Ryan Rader (Lombard, Ill./Willowbrook) scored 10 points and had five rebounds.

The Black and Gold were up 14-12 with 11:18 left in the opening period, but the Peregrines went on a 31-7 run to end the half, thanks to a fast break layup and four-straight trifectas from Spring, which gave Purdue Calumet the 45-21 lead heading in to the locker room.

The Peregrines would take their largest lead of the game on a layup from Will Brown (Sellersburg, Ind./ Rock Creek) making it 55-23 with 14:24 remaining.

The Lakes would fight hard for the remainder of the game, but the Peregrines would continue to pressure GLCC and come away with the 76-47 victory.

Great Lakes Christian was led by Anthony Kaminski, who notched 17 points while Nathan Shelton scored 14 points and connected on four three-point field goals.

The Peregrines outrebounded the Lakes, 49-28, and outscored GLCC in the paint 42-18.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Wednesday, Feb. 3, when they take on Olivet Nazarene in a CCAC matchup in Bourbonnais, Ill. at 8:30 p.m. (CT)