ST. JOSEPH, Mich.—The Bloomington Flex completed a brutal three-games-in-three-days stretch with a convincing 100-80 win over the host Lake Michigan Admirals at Lake Michigan Catholic High School in St. Joseph, Mich., improving their record to 8-3 on the season.
The Flex got off to a hot start with a three-pointer by Jemal Farmer, but then Lake Michigan, which fell to 3-10, took the lead for the first time with 4:15 left in the first quarter. The teams traded the lead back and forth over the next two minutes before the Flex went on a run to end the period with a 29-19 lead. They never trailed the rest of the way.
Farmer led the Flex with 18 points. Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 13, as a total of five Flex players scored in double figures. Lake Michigan’s Maurice Benson led all scorers with 22 points.
Lake Michigan got to within eleven twice in the second half, the last time with 4:05 left in the game. Flex coach A.J. Guyton called timeout to regroup, and the strategy worked. The Flex promptly pushed the lead to 23 before the final horn sounded with a 20-point margin.
The Flex next play Sat., May 11 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum against the Sauk Valley Predators, when the first 1,500 fans will receive free Flex T-shirts courtesy of State Farm. The first 250 ladies in attendance will also receive a free carnation for Mother’s Day.