The Lakeland Muskies are closing in on home court advantage for the upcoming Northern Athletics Conference Tournament. On the road Thursday night, the Muskies defeated Maranatha Baptist 82-71. Joey Burris and Jake Schwarz each scored 21 as Lakeland improved to 12-3, atop the NAC's North Division. A win at home next Tuesday will give the Muskies the opportunity to host the tournament that brings an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III national tourney.
The Lakeland women defeated Edgewood College 74-56 as Leah Eisner poured in 25. The Muskies are 11-13 overall but 9-8 in the NAC and puts them on the brink of a berth in the conference tournament.