Mercyhurst North East men's basketball team (4-4) fell short to a hot-shooting Lakeland Community College (4-3) on the road.
With 6 minutes remaining in the first half, the Saints held a 25-24 point lead. Lakeland used a 19-7 run behind guard mike smith who hit 4 threes during this span to give Lakeland a 43-32 lead at the break.
To start the second half, the Saints pulled within 10 points but were unable to get any closer.
Lakeland was led by Mike Smith who had a game high 22 points.
The Saints look to bounce back when they travel to Butler Country Community College for a 7:30 tip.