The Lake Michigan Admirals defeated the host Indianapolis Diesels 93-88 thanks to a late surge Thursday night at Manual High School.
With the score tied at 80, the Admirals mustered a 7-0 run to force the Diesels into fouling in the final minute. Despite some missed free-throws, the Diesels could only cut the score to 89-86.
Lake Michigan had balance scoring with Nicholas Waddell leading the team with 24 points. Kareem Storey scored 17, Darren Goodson with 16 and Stan Simpson rounded also scored in double figures with 15.
Guard Greg Foster led Indianapolis with a game-high 29 points. Forward Jermaine Dearman had 17 with guard Harry Marshall with 14, and forward Brandon McGee with 13.
The win moves Lake Michigan into the crucial second place spot of the Midwest division at 6-5, Indianapolis falls to third at 5-5.