TOLEDO — The Express men's basketball team led Lakeland by one at halftime, but were outscored 46-23 in the second half of an 80-58 loss in the Region XII Finals.
Franklin Lindsey led the Express (23-8) with a team-high 16 points. He added six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block.
Justin Edmonds added 14 points for the Express, while Chaz Rollins led Lakeland with 24 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Lakeland (25-7) will now advance to the NJCAA D-II national tournament for the second consecutive season.