The year is 1967, now click on the day in the timeline below.
The day is Tuesday, November 28 in the year 1967.Lake Land basketball game played (November 28, 1967): Played at the Central Junior High School gym in Mattoon, the basketball team’s first game—and the first-ever LLC sporting event—was a win (86-58 against Chanute AFB). Mahlon Sanders, a forward from Decatur, was the leading scorer, 28 points, while Charleston-native Rex Morgan, also a forward, grabbed 15 rebounds. Head Coach Jim Dudley, who also served as the school’s first Athletic Director, amassed an impressive 20-1 record that inaugural season, including an undefeated streak of 20 games and a game with a nearly 100-point margin of victory.
Former basketball coach Jim Dudley discusses Lake Land College's very first basketball team.
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