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LCCC BasketballHead Coach: Marty Eggleston
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2016-17 LCCC Men's Basketball Team
Front row: (L to R) Head Coach Eggleston, Jake Schutlz, Rashaad Gibbons, Kevin Kelley, TJ Steele, Ryan Williams, Jahleel Moon, Asst Coach Keshock. Second Row: (L to R) Nick Wills, Kyndell Hardy, Justin Green, TJ Munn, Deric Nichols, Mike Wilkerson, Kyle Fayne, Chris Theodus, Christian Santiago (missing: Mike Rell).

2016-17 Men's Basketball Team News

Commodores Basketball Keeps Rolling, Beating Jamestown CC - 11/30/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Jamestown, New York - The winning streak continues for Lorain County Community Colleges Men’s Basketball team. After starting the season 5-1, LCCC traveled to New York and beat the Jayhawks 96-89 to make it 4 straight.

The Commodores wasted no time jumping out on the Jayhawks going up 12-4 very early in the game with TJ Steele, Rashaad Gibbons, and Chris Theodus leading the way. For most of the 1st half, LCCC would keep a small distance from the Jayhawks as Steele would score 16 of his 40 points.

As the 1st half came near an end, the fouls started to pile up for LCCC as they allowed Jamestown to shoot 18 first half free throws which they converted on 13 of them. For LCCC, they would only shoot 8 total and convert on 5 of them.
“Fouls became an issue for us. With them getting to the bonus so early and shooting so well from the line, we lost some ground on them” said Coach Eggleston following the game. On top of the foul issues, LCCC would struggle to keep possessions late in the half as they had 10 team turnovers which allowed Jamestown to convert on easy buckets.

With just under 3 minutes remaining in the first half, LCCC would see their lead vanish and would give the Jayhawks free points at the line. At the half, LCCC would trail 39-41.

Things in the 2nd half looked very similar to the 1st half as LCCC struggled to keep the Jayhawks off the free throw line. Going down as much as 7 points early in the 2nd half, Coach Eggleston was able to calm his troops down. “Our intensity remained high all game. We never stopped playing even as the fouls racked up on us; our players never lost their cool. That was the difference tonight, they fought hard all the way to the end.”

As the lead started to grow for Jamestown, it was Steele who took over the game and put his team on his back. In the 2nd half alone, Steele would go on to score 24 points and would find himself at the line shooting 3 of 5. At the 5 minute marker, LCCC trailed 77-70 and that’s when Steele made his move scoring the teams next 8 points. Steele would receive help from his teammates as Mike Rell would score 10 second half points and chipped in 4 rebounds along with TJ Munn’s 9 second half points.

Down just 84-82, it was Steele who hit the late 3 pointer to give the Commodores their first lead of the half and it was something they would not give up the rest of the game. In the final 3 minutes, LCCC would give up just 5 points and would go on to close the game out. Final score LCCC 96, Jamestown 89.
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LCCC Men’s Basketball Adds Another Victory with Win Over Westmoreland - 11/22/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - Things have started off on the right foot for the Men’s Basketball Team at Lorain County Community College as the team is now 4-1. Their only loss came in overtime at the Westmoreland CCC Tip Off Classic back on November 12th. In what turned out to be a tight finish, LCCC won by a final score of 104-89 on Tuesday night.

In the first 10 minutes of the game, it was all Wolfpack as Westmoreland CCC seemed to score at will in the paint. LCCC trailed by as much as 8 early on before Coach Eggleston found his spark. That spark would be Lorain native Jahleel Moon, who would come off the bench and help the Commodores take the lead late in the 1st half. “Coming off the bench really helped me tonight. I got to see the game, got a feel for things and when I got in, it was all about providing that spark. I’m not use to that but whatever coaches need from me, I’m going to do.” said Moon following the game.

With Westmoreland in their full-court press, Moon and the Commodores would find easy buckets and would take a 7 point lead with 5 minutes remaining in the half. Moon would lead his team in scoring with 11 points and 2 assist. Along with Moon, Rashaad Gibbons would chip in 8 points and Justin Green would provide 8 points as well. The Commodores would outshoot the Wolfpack in the 1st half, shooting 51% from the floor while Westmoreland shot 44% and LCCC would out-rebound them 20 to 12 led by Mike Rell’s 5 rebounds. Every time LCCC tried to pull away, the Wolfpack seemed to close the gap by getting to the free throw line as they shot 78% from the charity strike making 7 of 9. At the end of the 1st half, LCCC had a 6 point lead; score was 48-42.

In the 2nd half, it would be all Steele as TJ put his fingerprint all over the 2nd half. As both teams started to battle early on in the 2nd half, it was Steele who provided the necessary spark as he finished everything around the rim. Only scoring 7 points in the 1st half, Steele would go on to score 20 in the 2nd half giving him a game total of 27 points. After the game, Steele emphasized the importance of energy. “Coach got on us and told us to pick up our energy. We weren’t being aggressive so coach was hammering that home. We did just that in the 2nd half and that was the difference.”

Giving Steele a hand was Gibbons who added 7 in the half giving him 15 on the night. With both guards scoring at a high rate, the Commodores were able to extend the lead to 20 points with 10 minutes remaining in the game.  For LCCC it was all about forcing turnovers and converting on the other end; they did just that as the team would go on to shoot 49% from the floor in the 2nd half.

With one final push, Westmoreland took advantage of the Commodores' low energy towards the end of the game and found themselves down just 14 late in the 2nd half. Led by Steele, LCCC would get key stops late and would convert at the charity strike as they shot 11 for 17 to close the deal on the Wolfpack. LCCC would win by a final score of 104-89.

With a 4-1 start, the Commodores will try to pick things back up after the holiday break as they travel to Jamestown to start a 3 game road test. Tip-off is set for 7:00pm on November 30th.
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Men’s Basketball Keeps Rolling, Beating Pitt-Titusville 124-74 - 11/19/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Titusville, Pennsylvania - Things continue to roll in the right direction for the men’s basketball team at LCCC as they dominated their opponent on Saturday. Facing Pitt-Titusville, LCCC played big man basketball and overpowered the Panthers by beating them by a final score of 124-74. LCCC has won 3 of its first 4 games and puts them at 3-1 on the season.

Right from the start Coach Eggleston was pleased with his teams efforts as they jumped all over the Panthers. “We just played great today. No other way to put it but we played at a high level. Our defense was tough and that was the key difference. We just played like champions.”

In the 1st half, the Commodores held Pitt-Titusville to just 47 points with 15 of them coming from deep 3’s made by Pitt’s River, who had 18 points in the first half but only 2 points in the 2nd half. The Commodores were able to force Pitt into multiple turnovers and out-rebounded them. On the offensive side, LCCC saw big production from their leading scorer TJ Steele who had 17 points in the first half. Along with Steele, Coach Eggleston received an offensive spark from Mike Rell who had 10, Rashaad Gibbons with 7, and Kyndell Hardy with 7. At the end of the half, LCCC was up 57-47 on Pitt-Titusville.

It was the 2nd half that was the difference for the Commodores. In the first half, LCCC committed 12 team fouls but they managed to cut it down to 8 in the 2nd and they continued to shoot well at the line going 18-27 on the night. It wasn’t just Steele (8 second half points) that played well in the 2nd half but it was Gibbons, who chipped in 10 additional points, along with Kevin Kelley who had 10 to finish the night with 13 total points.

With 14 LCCC players scoring on the night, the Commodores were just too much for Pitt-Titusville and won by a final score of 124-74. The men’s team will be back in action before the holiday break as they take on Westmoreland CC on Tuesday November 22nd at home.
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2nd Half Woes Sink Men’s Basketball against Anne Arundel - 11/11/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Youngwood, PA - Everything was going the Commodores way Friday at the Westmoreland Tournament as they controlled the 1st half against Anne Arundel CC. Unable to hold on to their lead, LCCC loss in overtime by a final score of 92-90 and dropped game 1 of 2 in the weekend tournament at Westmoreland Community College.

Coach Eggleston couldn’t have asked for a better first half from his team Friday as they seemed to control every aspect of the game against Anne Arundel. 11 LCCC players contributed on the offensive side, which included Kyndell Hardy 7 points, Rashaad Gibbons 7 points, Mike Wilkerson 6 points, and Christian Santiago 6 points.
On the other side of the ball, LCCC played hard nose defense that limited the Riverhawks to minimal shots, kept them off the free throw line and forced Anne Arundel to turn the ball over frequently. Along with scoring well early on, Wilkerson cleaned the glass the entire night finishing with 15 total rebounds. At the half the Commodores would lead the Riverhawks 44-31 and had all the momentum going their way. This would change in the 2nd half as Anne Arundel would find their groove.

In the second half the Commodores would see more success from the free throw line as they shot 11-20 compared to 2-6 in the 1st half. TJ Steele, who only finished with 4 points at the half, came alive taking advantage of the free throw line. Steele would make 7-8 free throws and finish the game with 24 points.
Unfortunately, the defense didn’t follow suit as the team gave up 49 second half points and didn’t shoot as well as they only scored 36. Along with Steele, Justin Green played big in the 2nd half, cleaning the glass and adding to the scoring putting up 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting.

With the lead slipping away late, the Commodores hung on and was forced into an extra period tied at 80. Once again the Commodores started off fast in overtime but cooled off down the stretch. Unable to hit their final shots, the Commodores would fall 92-90.
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Commodores Men’s Basketball Beats CCAC Boyce in Season Opener - 11/5/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Pittsburgh, PA - Men’s Basketball traveled to Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon to take on Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce for the season opener. In a tough battle, LCCC pulled out the late win defeating CCAC Boyce 83-78.

The Commodores came out hot, dominating CCAC Boyce from the opening tip going up as much as 17. In the first half things went the Commodores way as they shot well from the field and capitalized at the free throw line. TJ Steele led the team in the 1st half scoring 11 points along with 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assist. Assisting Steele on the offensive side was Jahleel Moon who chipped in with 9 points.

“We played well early on, jumping on them from the start. We were aggressive but then we went away from that and had to claw back” said Coach Eggleston after the game. CCAC was able to close the gap on LCCC late in the half and eventually took the lead going up 6.

As a team, LCCC shot 13-16 from the line but only had 12 team rebounds which created multiple second attempts for CCAC which helped them take the lead late in the 1st half. At the half, LCCC trailed 46-40.

In the second half the lead never grew past 7 as both teams struggled to string together offensive runs. Keeping up with his hot scoring, TJ Steele contributed 11 second half points to end the night with 22 points; Steele also ended with 8 rebounds.

With some cold shooting as a team, LCCC depended on the line again to help them add to their score. In the 2nd half, LCCC was 19-28 from the line and saw big production from Kevin Kelley (9 points) and Michael Wilkerson (7 points, 8 rebounds). With the offense clicking much of the game, the defense became key as LCCC was able to limit CCAC Boyce to just 13 total free throw attempts (4 in the 2nd half) and out rebounded them for the game.

With a late lead, the Commodores were able to seal the deal capitalizing at the free throw line to win 83-78. “We lost our aggressiveness late in the 1st half but we found it in the 2nd half and that was the difference. We played well and pulled out the late.”
Stat Recap: Hardy-10 points, 6 rebounds; Steele-22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assist; Gibbons-7 points, 2 steals, 2 assist; Munn-5 points, 5 rebounds; Nichols-3 points; Kelley-9 points; Wilkerson-7 points, 8 rebounds; Theodus-1 point, 1 rebound; Rell-7 points, 2 assist, 1 rebound; Moon-9 points; Santiago-2 points, 1 rebound; Green-2 points, 1 block.
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Men's Basketball Team News 2015-16
Tough 1st Half Hurts LCCC Men's Basketball; Lose to Mid Michigan CC to End Season - 2/22/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Harrison, MI - Getting out of the gates slow, the Men's Basketball team of Lorain County Community College just couldn't match the intensity of Mid Michigan CC. After going down 59-25 in the first half, LCCC lost the Regional Championship game by a score of 102-61. With this, the Commodores season comes to an end with a final record of 12-18 (2-11).

Match Recap
It just wasn't the Commodores day as the Lakers of Mid Michigan got out to a very fast start. Shooting the deep ball extremely well in the first half, LCCC struggled to find an answer. LCCC would find themselves down 24-10 midway through the first half.  They did find some positives in the big play of Ouddi Hamdan; Hamdan chipped in 10 points and 3 rebounds.

The difference in the first half was the strong ball movement of Mid Michigan who was led by their freshman guard Tim Cairnduff who had 17 points.  For the Commodores, every shot seemed to be contested and turnovers started to rack up. Not happy with his team's effort, Coach Eggleston took his team to the locker room down 59-25.

The second half for LCCC was all about playing with pride and effort; the Commodores did just that, scoring 20 points in the first part of the second half. For LCCC, both Hamdan and Jenkins continued to play well for their team. With 10 minutes remaining, LCCC trailed 81-45 but Hamdan had 14 points and Jenkins had 13 points.

On the defensive side of the ball, Commodores had problems slowing the Lakers down and cleaning the glass as they were out rebounded again. As the game came close to an end, the Commodores ran out of gas; MMCC retook control of the half going up 96-55 with 4 minutes remaining.

In a foul heavy game, both MMCC and LCCC shot free throws for the last portion of the game and it was the Lakers who took advantage of it. Converting on late game shots and late free throws, LCCC fell 102-61.

Hamdan 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Jenkins 19 points, 4 rebounds; Harris 7 points, 4 rebounds.
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Physical Game Doesn’t End Well For LCCC; LCCC Falls to Cuyahoga CC - 2/17/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - In a very physical game, the Men’s Basketball team of LCCC fell to Cuyahoga CC by a final score of 97-67. Playing close with Tri-C in the first half, second half woes hurt LCCC as they were out scored 58 to 39. With this loss, LCCC ends their regular season with a record of 12-17 (2-12).

Match Recap
On their final home game of the regular season, LCCC came out very strong against Tri-C early on as no team could extend the lead past five until half way through the half.

Going up as much as 10, Cuyahoga CC took control by getting second chance shots and shooting 35 percent from the floor. Not shooting well on the offensive side, LCCC shot a game low 24 percent but found points at the line converting on 7 of 13 free throws.

Not allowing the game to get of out hand, Wesley Harris led his team with 9 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Along with Harris, Ouddi Hamdan chipped in 9 points but found himself in foul trouble. Forcing Tri-C to the free throw line worked to the advantage of LCCC as they made just 5 of 16 free throws. Keeping things close, LCCC went in the half down just 11 points although they shot a low 8 percent from the 3-point line.

In the second half, LCCC struggled to not only stop Tri-C who shot 45 percent from the floor but they also struggled to keep their composure as LCCC lost T’Andre Perkins to two technical fouls. Before the ejection, Perkins gave his team 7 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists; along with losing Perkins, LCCC lost Hamdan due to fouls.

Mini scoring droughts by LCCC made it very difficult to keep the game close as Cuyahoga extended their lead to 22 points. Still fighting to the end was Harris who ended the night with 19 points, 7 assists and 5 along with second-year player Kevin Jenkins who finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

With the lead too large, LCCC would fall to Cuyahoga CC 97-67. On the bright side, LCCC did win the turnover battle by forcing 13 turnovers to their 11.

Wesley Harris 19 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds; Ouddi Hamdan 14 points, 2 rebounds; Kevin Jenkins 10 points, 10 rebounds; Kwevon Corn 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist; T’Andre Perkins 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists; Chris Theodus 6 points, 4 rebounds.
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Tough Day for the Commodores as They Lose to #3 Ranked DII Sinclair - 2/13/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - On Saturday afternoon, the Commodores of LCCC had their hands full as they faced the conferences first-place leader as well as the third-ranked team in DII basketball. Unable to keep up with Sinclair CC, the Commodores dropped their home game 115-88 and head into their last game of the season with a record of 12-16(2-11).

Match Recap
Early on, Coach Eggleston’s Commodores played the Tartan Pride very well as LCCC made things difficult. Both teams seemed to be shooting the ball well but struggled to get a stop on defense.

Trading baskets in the first 10 minutes of the game, Sinclair could only manage to get their lead to 5 points as LCCC as a unit scored the ball well. Six of the 10 players for LCCC managed to score as Wesley Harris picked up most of the slack with 10 first half points and 2 assist. Both Kwevon Corn and Ouddi Hamdan chipped in 7 points as LCCC shot 37 percent from the floor but a poor 20 percent from the 3-point line. For Sinclair, they shot 52 percent from the floor and 38 percent from beyond the arc.

Only trailing 8 points with over 6 minutes remaining, LCCC’s defense hit the snooze button as Sinclair started to extend their lead by forcing Commodore turnovers (8 first-half turnovers for LCCC compared to Sinclair’s 1) and converting on 9 of 12 free throws.

As the half came near an end, Sinclair was able to extend their lead from 8 to 24 quickly. At the half, LCCC trailed 60-36.

Besides the late first-half run by Sinclair, LCCC did a good job by outrebounding Sinclair 20 to 19 but the hot shooting of Sinclair made up for that.

In the second half, the frustration was clear on the LCCC bench, as LCCC seemed out of it. Sinclair was able to keep their big lead by shooting 50 percent from the floor in the half as well as 38 percent from the 3 again. As for LCCC, they shot 41 percent from the floor but continued to struggle from the 3-point line shooting just 22 percent.

In this half though, LCCC did a great job forcing Sinclair to turn the ball over as they committed 8 second-half turnovers compared to LCCC’s 7. Once again LCCC out rebounded Sinclair and won that battle 39 to 37; leading the way was Jenkins who had 7 rebounds with his 10 points.

Coach Eggleston challenged his team to play with pride in the second half and the team responded by only losing the half 55-52. Even with the lead at 20 for much of the second half, LCCC did find some rhythm as the entire team continued to put points on the board. Five total Commodores scored double digits and 9 of the 11 players scored.

Not giving up the lead, Sinclair pulled off the win over LCCC by a final score of 115-88.

Hamdan 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists; Watkins 14 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds; Corn 13 points, 3 rebounds; Harris 12 points, 2 assists; Jenkins 10 points, 7 rebounds; Perkins 9 points, 2 rebounds.
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High Scoring Game Doesn’t Go Commodores Way; Fall to Lakeland - 2/10/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Kirtland, OH -The Commodores of LCCC have only hit the 100 point mark four other times this season and for the fourth time, the high scoring game wasn’t in favor of them. In a tough battle, LCCC fell to Lakeland Lakers 114-102 and drop their second straight game. The Commodores now have a season record of 12-15(2-10).

Match Recap
What better way to take control of a game than to start on an 11-0 run; the Commodores did just that as they led Lakeland early. According to Coach Eggleston, the team came out hot applying a ton of pressure on Lakeland. Unfortunately LCCC couldn’t grow on their early lead as Lakeland chipped away at Commodores. With the lead gone, both teams never found a way to gain much separation.

In a very high scoring game, LCCC had two players scoring in the 30’s as Kevin Jenkins led the way with 39 points and 15 rebounds. Along with Jenkins, Ouddi Hamdan had 33 points and six rebounds. Although LCCC managed to keep up with the high scoring pace of Lakeland, they didn’t shoot extremely well like the Lakers who had a game high 68 percent from the 3-point line on 15-22 shooting. “They just shot lights out tonight. Their shooting from behind the 3-point line was huge for them and we just struggled to stop them from the perimeter.” Said Coach Eggleston after the game.

With Lakeland shooting well all night, the Commodores had to find other ways to stay alive and they did just that by outrebounding the Lakers and committing fewer turnovers. LCCC was able to get big minutes from Kwevon Corn who chipped in 18 points but the Commodores really missed the scoring of Wesley Harris who had an off night shooting just 2-11.

In a tight matchup for pretty much the whole game, LCCC ran out of scoring options as Lakeland continued to shoot well. Unable to get a few key stops and a little more offense, the Commodores fell to the Lakeland Lakers 114-102.

Jenkins 39 points, 15 rebounds; Hamdan 33 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists; Kwevon Corn 18 points.

What's Next
The Commodores look to bounce Saturday against Sinclair with the tips off set for 3 p.m.
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LCCC Can’t Hold on to Late Game Lead; Fall to Columbus State - 2/7/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - The Lorain CCC Commodores didn’t let their big win yesterday hold them back from giving the second-place Columbus State Cougars all they had Sunday afternoon. Going down to the wire, the Commodores couldn’t hold on to their lead as they fell to the Cougars 76-72. After this weekend games, LCCC has a season record of 12-14(2-9).

Match Recap
The Commodores could have come out today satisfied with their win yesterday against Cincinnati State but instead the Commodores of LCCC took that momentum to the very end against Columbus State.

There was little love before today’s game due to a minor incident the last time the two teams met as the Cougars won that game 87-77. The game started off very physical as expected and the two teams traded baskets early. Kevin Jenkins led the way once again for his team as he got off to a great start scoring early.

The Cougars of Columbus State started to gel around the 13-minute mark and took an early 15-11 lead but the bench of LCCC came up big once again. Off the bench, T’Andre Perkins had 7 points and gave the Commodore defense a much needed spark. It wasn’t until 3 minutes remaining in the half when the Commodores were able to get their biggest lead as they went up 6 points and sat in the driver's seat the remainder of the half. Cleaning up on the glass, Ouddi Hamdan led the way with 12 first-half rebounds as the Commodores won that battle 26 to 17. Unable to convert on their final possessions with 2 minutes remaining in the half, the Commodores went into the locker room up 32-28.

Hamdan wasted no time in the second half, putting his finger print on the half as he hit a big 3 moments into the half but it was Wesley Harris, who scored zero points in the first half, that came alive for his team. In just the second half, Harris scored 16 points as he tried to help extend their lead.

For most of the second half, the Commodores kept the lead up to 9 points with a group effort on the offensive side of the ball. Four players scored in double digits as they made it very difficult for the Cougar defense. LCCC shot well in the first half shooting 36 percent from the floor but they shot even better the second half shooting 45 percent.

Just as things appeared to be going the Commodores way, Columbus State applied heavy pressure on their full court press, which caused multiple LCCC turnovers; LCCC only turned the ball over 13 times compared to the Cougars 17 but the late turnovers hurt them. The difference in this half was the rebounds as LCCC was outrebounded 26-15 in the second half and for the game outrebounded 43 to 41.

The Cougars were able to tie the game at 65 with a little less than 4 minutes remaining as well as fouling out Hamdan who ended his day with 15 points and 16 rebounds. With Hamdan out, LCCC struggled and found themselves down 8 points with a minute left. Not giving up, Harris led the charge the final minute as he started the last minute run converting on a 3-point play. With a quick steal by Harris and a tough made layup by Jenkins, LCCC was down just three before Perkins got a big rebound and foul. With two made free throws by Perkins, the lead was cut to 1 point before a misread by the LCCC defense that gave up an easy fast break layup for the Cougars.

Unable to hit a quick 3, LCCC saw their chance go down the drain, as they couldn’t knock off another conference opponent. The final score was 76-72 in favor of Columbus State.

Jenkins 18 points, 8 rebounds; Harris 16 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 rebounds; Hamdan 15 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists; T’Andre Perkins 11 points, 5 rebounds.
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Commodores Basketball Outplays Over Confident Cincinnati State Surge - 2/6/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - The Lorain CCC Commodores made everything difficult for Cincinnati State Saturday afternoon as they out lasted the Surge by a final score of 59-56. With this win, the Commodores of LCCC are tied for seventh place in the conference and just one game behind sixth place Cincinnati State; season record stands at 11-13 (2-8).

Match Recap
Going into this game, the Commodores knew they had their hands full with the much bigger Surge team. “They’re a much bigger team than us but we just stuck with what we do best. The goal was to force them into tough shots and just do what we do.” Said Coach Eggleston after the game.

The Surge made their inside presence known early by scoring in the paint and forcing the Commodores into deep shots. Playing their style of play, the Commodores trusted their game plan and allowed their hot hand to guide them from the start. Ouddi Hamdan didn’t waste anytime as he hit two 3-pointers in the first few minutes of the game. Forcing their opponent in an early timeout, LCCC led 8-4.

As the Surge started to make a small run, both Kevin Jenkins and Kwevon Corn converted on a 3-point play to tie the game at 14. Jenkins struggled offensively the rest of the game only scoring 5 points but played a major role as a rebounder for his team chipping in 7. Although the Commodores shot 7 fewer free throws than the Surge, LCCC made 10 of 15 compared to Cincinnati’s 8 of 22.

With the team's normal leading scorers not having a good shooting day, the Commodores relied on their bench to extend the teams lead. Off the bench, Matthew Watkins had 9 big points along with T’Andre Perkins who had 6 points. The Commodores bench outscored the Surge’s bench 21 to 2.

With 2 minutes remaining in the half, the Commodores had an 11-point lead but a wild sequence of plays cut the score to 35 to 31. On the positive side for the Commodores, they shot 33 percent while holding Cincinnati State to 28 percent but LCCC had eight turnovers to Cincinnati’s four.

The Surge’s wasted no time in the second half as they jumped on the Commodores scoring 12 straight points to take the lead 43-36. Jenkins, who struggled to get anything going, had to watch as fouls piled up not only for him but his team; Commodores had 20 total personal fouls.

Things didn’t come easy for both teams as neither team could find a ton of offense. The Commodores shot 23 percent from the floor the second half and Cincinnati State shot just 33 percent. With a tight game and only 5 minutes remaining, Wesley Harris came alive hitting big shot after big shot. Finishing the game with 14 points, no shot was bigger than the 3-pointer Harris made to tie the game with a little over 2 minutes.

Taking the lead from a layup from Hamdan, the Commodores took the 58-56 lead before the end of game free throws from Harris. With one last attempt, the Surge couldn’t convert on multiple last second shots. Commodores win the home game, 59-56.

Wesley Harris 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists; Matthew Watkins 13 points, 4 rebounds; T’Andre Perkins 10 points, 3 rebounds; Ouddi Hamdan 9 points and 9 rebounds.

What's Next
The Commodores Basketball team will host Columbus State Sunday February 6, 2016. The Commodores are set for a 3 0p.m. tipoff.
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1st Half Play Hurts Commodores; Fall to Owens CC Express - 2/3/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Perrysburg, OH - The Commodores of LCCC saw their two-game win streak come to an end Wednesday evening as they faced Owens CC Express. Falling into a hole in the first half, LCCC couldn't pull off the comeback win as they fell 103-78. With this loss, LCCC's season record stands at 11-13 (2-8).

Match Recap
In a highly anticipated rematch from a very chippy first match up, the LCCC Commodores came out and gave the Express all they could handle. For the first 8 minutes, no team could extend their lead past 6. The Commodores big three, Kevin Jenkins, Ouddi Hamdan and Wesley Harris combined for 22 of the teams 29 first-half points. Jenkins led the way scoring 12 points and kept the game close until the Express made their run as the half came to a close.

The key to LCCC's success early on was the amount of turnovers the team was creating but late in the first half LCCC couldn't keep the Express off the free throw line or the glass as Owens shot 8-11 from the charity strike and out rebounded LCCC 23 to 21.

Tied at 14, the Commodores struggled to maintain their pace as the Express went on a 21-6 run then went on a 20-9 run to end the half; Commodores trailed 55-29.
The Commodores allowed Owens to shoot 57 percent from the floor, 44 percent from the 3-point line, and allowed them to shoot 11 free throws.

The Commodores didn't throw in the towel as they were able to outscore Owens 49 to 48 in the second half. Jenkins continued to play well as he scored 11 second-half points and chipped in five rebounds. Along with Jenkins, Harris had 16 second-half points and 4 rebounds, and Hamdan had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

The second half was much better shooting for the Commodores as they shot 43 percent from the floor and got the free throw line an incredible 19 times making 13 of them. On the defensive side, LCCC picked things up as they held Owens to 44 percent shooting compared to the 57 percent they shot in the first, and 27 percent from the 3-point line.

On the bright side, the big three that includes Jenkins, Harris and Hamdan all scored over 20 points on the night but the Commodores only received 15 points from the rest of the team which hurt the team in the long run. With the lead too big, the Commodores fell to Owens for the second time this season 103-78.

LCCC Top Performers
Kevin Jenkins 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists; Wesley Harris 20 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, Ouddi Hamdan 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals.
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LCCC Men's Basketball Keeps Rolling; Defeats Clark State - 1/30/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Springfield, OH - After losing eight straight games, LCCC Men’s Basketball is starting to catch fire as they won their second straight game. Leading most of the game Saturday afternoon, the Commodores defeated Clark State 79-66 and see their season record go to 11-12 (3-7).

Match Recap
Last time the Commodores of LCCC met up with Clark State, LCCC won 61-46 and Kevin Jenkins led his Commodores with 12 points and six rebounds. This time around, Jenkins led his team with 21 points and 12 rebounds on their way to a big conference road game.

Right from the start Coach Eggleston wanted to jump on the Clark State Eagles and that’s exactly what they did.  Shooting well from the floor from the start, the Commodores wore the Eagles defense down by spreading the floor and by getting up and down the court.

Not shooting the ball particularly well today, Wesley Harris found other ways to contribute to the team as he had a team high nine assists. With control of the game throughout the first half, the Commodores struggled to keep the Eagles off the glass, which allowed them to stay within reach of the Commodores. It was the free throw shooting of LCCC that kept the Eagles out of rhythm as the Commodores shot 87 percent from the line. Closing the half out strong, LCCC went into the half on top 42-32.

As Jenkins continued to dominant the game, he received assistance from Ouddi Hamdan who had 18 points and six rebounds but it was his presence on the defensive end that was huge for the Commodores as the team came away with 13 turnovers.

The hot shooting continued for LCCC as they not only hit big 3’s to extend their lead but every Commodore scored on the day. With strong free throw shooting down the stretch, LCCC was able to not only keep their lead but extend the lead as they beat the Eagles by a final score of 79-66.

LCCC Top Performers
Kevin Jenkins 21 points, 12 rebounds; Ouddi Hamdan 18 points, six rebounds; Wesley Harris 3 points, nine assists.
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Lorain CCC Men's Basketball Snaps 8 Game Losing Streak; Win Conference Game against Edison CC - 1/27/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - Things haven’t been easy for the Men’s Basketball team of Lorain CCC but that all changed Wednesday evening. Playing hard to the very last minute, the Commodores not only ended their 8 game losing streak, but got their second conference win of the season, beating Edison CC 83-76.

Match Recap
In their first match up, the Commodores ran out of gas against Edison CC back on December 16th, but tonight LCCC got their revenge knocking the Chargers off.

Things didn’t start off well for LCCC as they went down 5-0 quickly before Wesley Harris got 2 of his 17 points. Both teams struggled to get much offense as LCCC shot poorly and turned the ball over early. For 10 minutes of the 1st half, the Commodores trailed as they found themselves in foul trouble early, committing 10 personal fouls to Edison’s 5. Chargers took advantage of this, getting to the charity line 15 times but only converting on 8 of them. Off the bench, Chris Theodus gave the team a much needed spark as he gave his team 5 quick points, 3 of which allowed the Commodores to go on a run of their own.

As the game continued on and neither team could extend their lead past 5, Kevin Jenkins played a big role in taking control of the game. Besides his 8 first half points, Jenkins cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds which helped LCCC out rebound the Chargers 27-20 for the half. With 4 minutes remaining in the half, Jenkins led the way helping his team take a 27-22 lead, followed by a big 3 by Zach Swain. Swain, who’s struggled of late, gave his team big minutes of the bench and helped the Commodore lead grow. The lead got as big as 8 before Edison took control of the glass and forced LCCC into late game turnovers. With two big dunks by the Chargers, the momentum swung back to Edison as they cut the lead to 2, trailing 35-33 at the half.

The 2nd half started off the same way the game started as the two teams traded baskets but the fouls continued to rack up for LCCC; both Matthew Watkins and Kwevon Corn headed to the bench in early foul trouble. Putting the team on his back, Jenkins continued to find his way to the basket scoring 16 2nd half points and giving his team 10 more rebounds.

Edison CC found a way to take the lead late in the 2nd half as they continued to shoot well; 2nd half shooting for Edison CC was 43%. Forcing the Chargers to turn the ball over, Harris made things difficult by blowing past his defenders and getting easy fast break points. The lead grew to 4 as the Commodores led 73-69 with over 2 minutes remaining.

With a tight game, Jalen Hearn of Edison received a technical as he disagreed with late game fouls. Along with this, the Commodores took advantage of the fouls, getting to the line for the rest of the game at the 2 minute mark. With the lead as big as 7, the Commodores struggled to put the game away at the free throw line but did just enough to keep the lead. The Commodores finished off Edison 83-76.

LCCC Top Performers
Kevin Jenkins 24 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assist; Wesley Harris 17 points, 7 assist, 3 rebounds; Matt Wysocki 9 points, 5 rebounds.
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LCCC Men’s Basketball Falls Just Short on the Road - 1/23/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Columbus, OH - For most of the game, it appeared the LCCC Men’s Basketball team was going to snap their seven-game losing streak but Columbus State pulled off the late-game win. Not able to keep the momentum on their side, LCCC lost to Columbus State 87-77.

Match Recap
The LCCC Commodores didn’t waste anytime Saturday afternoon as Kwevon Corn hit a 3-pointer within the first minute of the game. Corn has found his shooting stroke as of late and gave his team 7 of his 10 points in just the first half. The first half was pretty close most of the way as Kevin Jenkins led the way with 12 points and six rebounds.

At the 6:45 minute mark, the Commodores saw the Cougar lead hit 12 points, mostly due to rebounds as Columbus State out rebounded LCCC 29 to 21. With the score 31-19 in favor of Columbus State, the Commodores were able to close the gap by getting to the free throw line; Jenkins contributed 6 of the 9 made free throws late in the first half. Along with getting to the free-throw line, the Commodores made shots very difficult for the Cougars as they shot a game low 26 percent which in return helped the gap shrink. Not allowing the Cougars to score for the final five minutes of the half, the Commodores trailed just 1 point going into the locker room down 33-32.

With things tight to start the second half, experienced guard Ouddi Hamdan took charge scoring the team's first 4 points of the half. Trading baskets, neither team could find a way to grow their lead past 5 points. Wesley Harris, who had a game high 27 points and six assists, caught fire in a great effort to lead his team to the victory. With 10 of his 27 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, Harris gave his team the lead 50-49.

Unlike the first half, the Commodores couldn’t stop the Cougars from knocking down big shots as they found a way to go on a 12-1 run. The Cougars who struggled first half to shoot well, shot a game high 53 percent from the field in the second half and managed to get to the line 21 times.

The Commodores tried their best to close the gap but could never get the lead under 6 points and saw the lead jump back up to 10 points a few times. With one last push getting the lead down to 6 with under a minute remaining, the Cougars made their late game free throws and shots to beat LCCC 87-77.

LCCC Top Performers
Wesley Harris 27 points, 6 assists, 4 steals; Kevin Jenkins 21 points, 12 rebounds; Ouddi Hamdan 13 points, 7 rebounds, Kwevon Corn 10 points, 2 rebounds.
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Rough Shooting Night Buries Commodores Basketball - 1/20/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cleveland, OH - LCCC Men’s basketball has found themselves in an unfamiliar place as they have dropped their last seven games. Having issues on the offensive side, the Commodores lost to Cuyahoga Community College Wednesday evening 86-66. With this lost, the Commodores have a season record of 8-11.

Match Recap
From the beginning of the game, the Commodores struggled to find their groove offensively, but Tri-C made things difficult for the Commodores defensively as well. The Commodores didn’t seem to have an answer as Cuyahoga
shot a game high 49 percent on the night. “They just shot lights-out tonight. We struggled to score but they just shot the ball well.” said Coach Eggleston after the game.

Wesley Harris, who didn’t start the season with the Commodores, has found plenty of time on the floor and has been able to lead the team so far in his short season. Having another solid night, Harris chipped in 16 points as the Commodores tried to keep the game within reach. As the first half came to an end, the Commodores went into the locker room down just 10 points; Tri-C led 38-28.

In the second half, things didn’t get easier for LCCC as they struggled to keep their opponent off the glass. “It was a tough night for us on the glass.” said Coach Eggleston. “They just out scrapped us on the glass.” Along with Harris, Matthew Watkins tried to keep the backcourt strong giving his team 11 points along with Ouddi Hamdan who managed to put up 9 points on the night.

The difference on the night was the bench scoring as Tri-C was able to get 36 bench points, making it difficult for the Commodores to close the gap. Every time the Commodores made a run, they found themselves back to just trading baskets with the hot-shooting team of Tri-C. Being out scored 48-38 in the second half, the Commodores couldn’t find an answer on the defensive end and lost the game 86-66.
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Déjà vu for LCCC Men’s Basketball; Lose on Last Second Shot Attempt - 1/17/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

South Euclid, OH - In back to back games, the LCCC Men’s Basketball team couldn’t convert on a last-second shot. After missing the last-second shot against Lakeland CC on the 13th, the Commodores lose on the road to Notre Dame JV 91-90. The Commodores now have a season record of 8-10.

Match Recap
It’s hard for most teams to bounce back after a tough last-second lost but the Commodores of LCCC came out very strong to start the game Sunday afternoon against Notre Dame JV. Leading the way for the Commodores was Kevin Jenkins who had a team high 14 points in just the first half. Not only did Jenkins lead the team in points but also he cleaned the glass with seven rebounds.

Struggling to find their team groove, the Commodores were able to get 15 free points at the line; Wesley Harris, who struggled in the first half, was able to chip in six free throws of his own, along with Hamdan who had four.

Steady all first half, along with Jenkins, was Kwevon Corn who had the hot hand from the 3-point line, converting on three of them and scoring 11 points. As the first half wound down, the Commodores were unable to extend their lead as turnovers played a factor; Commodores led the Falcons 54-47.

No lead is safe as the Commodores learned the hard way Sunday. The teams leading scorer, Jenkins, struggled to pick things up, as he was only able to score 2 points in the second half. The same didn’t go for Corn who continued his hot shooting scoring 12 points in the second half and saw his teams lead extend to 16.

As the half continued, the Commodores not only had issues scoring the ball late in the game but they couldn’t find a way to stop the Falcons from scoring. The Commodores allowed four Notre Dame players to score double-digit points on the day.

Turning over the ball late in the game, the Commodores gave up their lead and found themselves in a battle to end the game.

After giving up the lead, the Commodores had one last attempt to win it and Harris was the chosen man. Harris, who finished the game with 21 points, got the ball and shot a very tough shot that came up short. With the miss by Harris, the Commodores dropped the road game 91-90. “This is a tough one, we shouldn’t have lost but that’s what happens when you fail to close out the game.” Said Coach Eggleston after the game.

Kwevon Corn 23 points, two rebounds, one assist; Wesley Harris 21 points, 10 assists; Kevin Jenkins 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists; Ouddi Hamdan 13 points, five rebounds, one assist.   
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Last Second Shot Doesn’t Go LCCC’s Way; Lose to Lakeland CC - 1/13/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - With one final effort, the Lorain CCC Commodores came up short Wednesday night as they fell to Lakeland CC 82-80. With a late run, the Commodores couldn’t pull off the upset and they now have a season record off 9-9.

Match Recap
Right from tipoff, the game had a very fast tempo that seemed to favor Lakeland CC Lakers. On their first possession, the Lakers converted on an alley-oop that got the Laker bench excited.

With the momentum with Lakeland, the Commodores went down 12-3 early in the half but were able to close the gap by forcing their opponents to turn the ball over.

Coming off the bench, Wesley Harris gave the Commodores a much-needed spark closing the gap to 19-16 with over seven minutes remaining. Harris went 4-for-4 scoring 10 first-half points. Along with Harris, Zach Swain was part of the Commodores late first-half run as he hit a big 3-pointer to tie the game with six minutes in the half. Along with the big 3, Swain chipped in five rebounds as well.

The Commodores struggled to minimize their turnovers as they had 10 first-half turnovers but were able to out rebound the Lakers 23-16. Led by Kevin Jenkins who had seven rebounds of his own, he also gave his team six points. At the half, the Commodores only trailed 32-30 and seemed to have the momentum on their side. Commodores shot 36 percent from the floor while holding the Lakers to just 31 percent.

The second half had a fast pace to it as well as both teams came out ready to shoot the ball. LCCC had some second-half struggles defending the deep ball, as Mike Smith from Lakeland CC couldn’t miss. Shooting 5-for-7 from the 3 and scoring a game-high 25 points, the Lakers extended their lead to 18 points midway through the second half.

As things started to look like a blow out, Coach Eggleston challenged his players to step up. Going on an 8-0 run that was lead by the teams leading scorer Kevin Jenkins, the Commodores cut the lead to 10. Giving the team a much needed spark, Alex Scullin gave the team big minutes by getting two big rebounds down the stretch and drawing a foul that lead him to making two big free throws.

Down the stretch Ouddi Hamdan found his groove as he helped the team get the lead to 6 and never allowed the Lakers to extend the lead. With 15 seconds remaining, the Commodores pulled off the unthinkable as they were able to make 4 quick points to cut the lead to 82-80 and with one final push, Kevin Jenkins forced the Lakers into a turnover as they inbounded the ball. With 1.1 seconds left, Hamdan got the inbound pass and threw up the 3 but missed left; Lakeland CC beat Lorain CCC 82-80.

Kevin Jenkins had 24 points, 16 rebounds, three assists; Wesley Harris 15 points, two assists, two rebounds; Ouddi Hamdan 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists; Zach Swain 11 points and seven rebounds.
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Lorain CCC Men’s Basketball Puts Up Strong Fight Against Undefeated Sinclair CC - 1/9/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Dayton, OH - It hasn’t been easy for the LCCC Commodores as they’ve dropped their last 3 games and it wasn’t going to get any easier as they faced undefeated #3 ranked Sinclair CC Saturday afternoon. The Commodores gave Sinclair all they could handle the 2nd half but couldn’t close the gap as they fell 100-88. After Saturday’s game, the Commodores have a season record of 9-8.

Match Recap
Things didn’t go LCCC’s way in the first half as they tried to keep up with the athletic Sinclair team. Keeping the Commodores in striking distance, Kevin Jenkins had a monster game scoring 30 points on 12 of 15 shooting and converting on 5 of 6 free throws. Along with being the games leading scoring, Jenkins led his team in rebounds with 11.

As the Commodores struggled to keep Sinclair from knocking down big 3’s, Jenkins found help on the offensive side in Matthew Watkins who shot 9 of 13 from the field and put together a 21 point effort. As the 1st half came to a close, the Commodores were able to keep Sinclair’s lead to only 15 even though they were out rebounded and struggled to find their rhythm as a team.

The 2nd half was a different story as the Commodores put together a strong run. Shooting much better in the 2nd half (47% on the entire night), the Commodores outscored Sinclair 56-53. Giving LCCC much energy, Ouddi Hamdan had another solid game as he had a double double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

One of the differences on the day was the bench scoring as the Commodores were out scored 21-9. With the 15 point 1st half lead by Sinclair, LCCC was unable to close the gap to pull off the upset. The Commodores fell 100-88 on a great effort.
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LCCC Men’s Commodores Run Out of Gas; Lose to Jamestown CC (NY) - 1/7/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - Tough second-half shooting buried the LCCC Commodores as they were unable to slow down the Jamestown Community College Jayhawks Thursday night. In a physical game, the Commodores lost 92-71 and see their season record drop to 8-7.

Match Recap
Things started off physical for both the LCCC Commodores and Jamestown CC Jayhawks as both teams tried to make their presence known in the paint. Both teams shot a high shooting percentage as LCCC shot 40 percent from the field and Jamestown CC shot over 51 percent.

LCCC took the lead after trading baskets and saw their lead grow to 8 as they approached the half way mark of the first half. For the second game in a row, Kwevon Corn lead the team in the first half by contributing 9 points on 4-of-9 shooting.

With early turnovers, the Jayhawks capitalized and closed the gap. Jamestown took the lead and managed to keep it for the remaining of the half. Forcing the Commodores to 10 personal fouls and shooting 10-of-13 from the line, the Jayhawks saw their lead grow to 14 with over a minute remaining. With a last-second shot, Wesley Harris cut the lead to 12 as the Commodores went into the half down 52-40.

In the first half, LCCC got big minutes from Kevin Jenkins who chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds along with Ouddi Hamdan who gave LCCC 6 points and 4 rebounds.

Lorain CCC was unable to come out fast in the second half like they did in the first half and saw the lead grow to 18 early. The poor second-half shooting buried LCCC as they shot a game low of 24 percent.

Staying aggressive, LCCC forced Jamestown into foul trouble and cut the lead to 8 with the strong play of Hamdan who added 12 points in the half and 6 rebounds. With 7 minutes remaining in the second half, both teams once again found themselves in foul trouble sending both teams to the line; the combined total for both teams at the foul line was 55 free-throw attempts.

With Jamestown CC managing to capitalize on Commodore turnovers and finding ways to get second chance shots, the Jayhawks grew their lead and forced the Commodores into bad offensive possessions. The Commodores couldn’t stop the bleeding and saw the 10-point lead increase quickly. The final score was 92-71 in favor of Jamestown CC.

The Commodores had four players in double figures with Hamdan leading the way with 18 points followed by Corn and Jenkins contributing 14 each and Harris adding 12 of his own. 
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LCCC Men's Basketball Can't Hold Off Late Run by DII Owens CC - 1/6/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - In an intense conference home game for the Men's basketball team of LCCC, the Commodores couldn't hold off a late run by Owens CC Wednesday evening. LCCC fell to Owens by a final score of 80-72 but pick up momentum going into second half of their season. 

Match Recap
Conference play is never easy as all conference opponents are Division II and the Commodores are Division III but that didn't stop LCCC from giving Owens CC all they could handle Wednesday night.

Going down 7-1 early in the first half, Coach Eggleston relied heavily on his bench. Wesley Harris who become eligible recently, had a huge first half scoring 7 of his 10 points early. Along with Harris off the bench, Kwevon Corn chipped in 9 in the first half hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers.

Pushing the tempo, LCCC was able to make some early runs and found themselves in the lead 26-20 headed down the stretch of the first half.

The Commodores received a big boost from Kevin Jenkins who added 6 points and six big rebounds to give the Commodores the lead but with seconds remaining in half, Jenkins fouled an Express player and put them on the free throw line. The Express capitalized and went in the half up on LCCC 35-34.

Although trailing at the half, the Commodores shot 42 percent from the floor while holding the Express to just 37 percent and managed to keep things close even though Owens out rebounded them 26 to 18.

The second half was a back-and-forth game as neither team could get their lead bigger than 5.

Picking up where he left off, Jenkins found the hot hand scoring 13 points in the second half and adding eight more rebounds to his total. Quiet in the first half, Ouddi Hamdan was able to get into rhythm going for 11 points and 11 rebounds to help the Commodores take a lead midway through the second half.

Once again rebounding for the Commodores wasn't there as they allowed the Express to out rebound them 20 to 11 in just the second half. This made the difference as this gave Owens second-chance opportunities.

With 5 minutes to go, the Express took the biggest lead of the game going up 10 but it was the ball movement of the Commodores that allowed them to close the gap to just 5 with over a minute remaining.

With 15 second half made free throws, the Express grew their lead back up to 8 and was able to hold off the late game run. The final score was 80-71 Owens CC.
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Commodores Shoot Ice Cold and Drop Home Game against DII Vikings - 12/29/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - It was a cold shooting night for the Lorain CCC Men’s Basketball team Tuesday night as they hosted Division II Glen Oaks out of Michigan. Commodores would end up losing 90-68 and now sit at a season record of 8-6 (1-2).

Match Recap
Coach Eggleston got exactly what he wanted early in the game as his Commodores came out the gates very fast playing their up tempo style. Going up 8-2, the Commodores were led by Kevin Jenkins who contributed 6 points early.

It was the scoring drought for the Commodores midway through the first half that hurt the team; LCCC would end up trailing 15-8 during this drought before Matthew Watkins would convert on a short floater in the paint.

Both teams struggled to keep possession of the ball as the Commodores and Vikings both committed eight first-half turnovers.

With 6 minutes remaining in the half, the Vikings caught fire shooting over 43 percent from the floor and took a commanding 36-22 lead; Vikings were able to extend that lead by out-rebounding the Commodores 26-17 and with a minute remaining.

With LCCC trailing as much as 19 points, it was the spark by Alex Scullin that allowed the Commodores to stay alive before the half ended; Scullin hit a big 3 before going to the charity line where he converted on two free throws that cut the 19 point lead to 15.

Not giving up, the Commodores came out with the hot hand shooting over 48 percent and getting as close as 11 points midway through the second half. In a collective effort, LCCC had two players finish the night with 17 points in Kevin Jenkins and Ouddi Hamdan. The Commodores pushed the tempo and found themselves down just 8 points with just over 8 minutes remaining.

Lorain CCC was unable to cut the lead any further as too many second-chance opportunities gave the Vikings extra possessions. Running out of gas and time, the lead grew to 22 with late game free throws. The final score on the night was the Vikings 90-Commodores 68.
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Big First Half Propels LCCC Men’s Basketball to Big Win - 12/22/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - LCCC Men’s Basketball team bounces back with a big home win Tuesday night against CCAC Boyce. With a big first half, LCCC pulls away with an 82-59 victory and now have a season record of 8-5 (1-2) record.

Match Recap
Things couldn’t have started better for the Commodores as they jumped out to an early 15-5 lead that was sparked by the big play of Kevin Jenkins who had 10 first-half points and 10 rebounds.

Holding CCAC Boyce to 33 percent shooting from the field and out rebounding them 24-21, the Commodores took a comfortable 46-31 lead into the half.

Most would be happy with their teams play but Coach Eggleston was disappointed with how many points they gave up. “We gave up too many points the first half, we didn’t do the things we needed to do.” said Coach Eggleston.

In the second half, the Commodores came out sluggish as CCAC Boyce applied tons of pressure on the Commodores ball handlers. After initially exchanging buckets early in the half, the Commodores went ice cold as they went scoreless for almost 5 minutes.

In the first half the Commodores only committed three turnovers but would have 7 in the second half, which allowed CCAC Boyce to stay alive. As the Commodores shooting went cold (shot 37 percent from the field in the second half), the second chance opportunities kept the Commodores in control. The Commodores out rebounded CCAC Boyce 27 to 17 in the second half; Kevin Jenkins lead with 21 total rebounds.

The game came as close as 10 points but the defensive pressure from the Commodores allowed them to not only force a game high 19 turnovers for CCAC Boyce but the Commodores were able to capitalize on many fast break opportunities.

The Commodores were able to settle down and extend their lead by playing team ball. On the night, LCCC had five players in double-digit points that included 14 from Kevin Jenkins and Will Ybarra, 12 from Kwevon Corn, 11 from Zach Swain, and 10 from Ouddi Hamdan.
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Men’s Commodores Lose Tough Road Game to Surge - 12/19/15 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cincinnati, OH - The Lorain County Community College Men’s Basketball team fell short Saturday afternoon as they faced the Cincinnati State Surge. The Commodores would eventually fall 79-68 and see their season record drop to 7-5 (0-2).

Match Recap
Coach Eggleston couldn’t have asked for a better start from his guys as the Commodores jumped out to an early 9-1 lead led by Ouddi Hamdan who would chipped in 6 of his 13 points. It was also the big play of Zach Swain who came out shooting really well and carried the team with 9 first-half points.

The Commodores controlled most of the first half but it was the final 3 minutes that got away from them and the Surge took away the momentum. The Surge would go on an 11-1 run to end the half and the Commodores would go into the locker room trailing 34-30.

In the second half, the Commodores had a huge spark from Matthew Watkins who contributed 12 points on the day and Kevin Jenkins who led the team with 14 points. With the second half going back and forth, the Commodores and Surge would trade baskets.

The difference in the game was the rebounds as the Commodores were out rebounded 50 to 42. Things didn’t get any easier as big man Andrew Bragg went down with an injury. After the game Coach Eggleston said, “Losing Bragg was difficult because that took away our size but the good news is he appears to be okay so we shouldn’t have to do without him for any other games.”

Unable to close the gap, the Commodores were forced to foul late in the game and saw the 4-point deficit grow; final score 79-68.
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LCCC Men Drop Close Game to Edison CC - 12/16/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Piqua, OH -The LCCC Commodores Basketball team traveled Wednesday evening to play Edison CC for their second conference game of the season. In a tight battle, the Commodores fell 95-86 and now hold a 7-4 (1-1) record.

Match Recap
In a fast-paced game, the Commodores found themselves in a shootout in the first half as Edison CC shot 55 percent from the field. With the Chargers getting to the line 21 times in the first half the Commodores had to find ways to stay in the game. It was the rebounding that kept the Commodores in the game as they out rebounded Edison 47 to 36; Ouddi Hamdan had a team high 13 rebounds.

Although the Commodores struggled shooting the ball, in which they shot just 35 percent in the first half, Hamdan finished with 21 points. The teams leading scorer was Kevin Jenkins who finished with 25 points, four assists and six rebounds.

In the second half the Commodores played much better as they only lost the half 45-44. The Commodores once again struggled to slow Edison down as they shot 44 percent from the field and saw them hit the charity line 16 times. LCCC found the hot hand as they shot 41 percent from the field but couldn’t cut the lead enough to pull off the win.
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Lorain CCC Men's Basketball Opens Up Conference Play with Big Win- 12/12/15 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - The Men’s Commodores Basketball Team opened up conference play with a big win against Clark State at home Saturday afternoon. With the 61-46 win, LCCC is now 7-3 (1-0) on the season.

Match Recap
In the initial minutes of the game, the Commodores came out very slow and out of control as they quickly went down 0-4 but Coach Eggleston and the guys went on a 5-0 run and never looked back. The Commodores saw their lead grow to 10 quickly as they were lead by Kevin Jenkins who had 8 points and three rebounds and Zach Swain who chipped in with 7 first-half points and three rebounds. The Commodores played their game as they pushed the ball up the court and made the Clark State Eagles play fast and out of rhythm. Forcing the Eagles to seven first-half turnovers, the Commodores converted on 50 percent shooting from the field. Although the Commodores were out rebounded, LCCC went in the half up 36-21.

Going into the second half, LCCC didn’t hesitate as they came out firing, increasing their lead. It was the team effort that helped the Commodores stay on top as four other players scored 9 points. As the lead grew, the Commodores went cold and scoreless for several minutes. Going back to what made the team successful in the first half, the Commodores pushed the tempo and found the open man almost every trip. Matthew Watkins lead the Commodores with six assists and 9 points. In the end, LCCC was too much for Clark State and was able to close the game out 61-46.
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Lorain CCC Men's Basketball Wins in Dominant Fashion - 11/24/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - Lorain CCC Men's Basketball team won in dominate fashion Tuesday evening as they beat Westmoreland County Community College at home 83-65. Commodores head into the holiday break with a 5-3 record.

Match Recap
The Commodores controlled the ball game from the opening tip. From winning the tip and scoring on their first possession, the Commodores never gave up the lead. LCCC jumped out to an early 10-2 lead which was powered by Matthew Watkins and Kwevon Corn who both chipped in 10 first-half points.

The mismatch in size gave the Commodores the upper hand. Towering over WCCC, the Commodores out-rebounded their opponent 30 to 12 which was led by Andrew Bragg who had 7 in just the first half.

The Commodores held WCCC to just 30 percent field goal shooting in the first half and on the other side, LCCC shot 51 percent from the field. The Commodores were able to pile on the points and went in to the half up 45-26.

The second half was much of the same as the Commodores shot over 51 percent and out rebounded WCCC 22 to 14. It was the big play of Will Ybarra, who scored 10 points in the second half and ended the night with 16, that helped the Commodores keep their lead.

Lorain CCC was able to hold off Westmoreland CCC from making a big run even though they came as close as 14 points but the size of LCCC made everything difficult for them. The final score was 83-65 in favor of Lorain CCC.
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LCCC Men's Basketball Drops Tough Road Game - 11/21/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Titusville, PA - Lorain County Community College Men's Basketball team falls short Saturday afternoon by a score of 96-110 as they split regular season with Pitt-Titus Panthers.

Match Recap
The Commodores seemed to be connecting in every aspect Saturday afternoon as they took on Pitt-Titus for the second time this season. In the first half of play, the Commodores made everything difficult for the Panthers as five LCCC players ended the day scoring double-digit points.

Led by Ouddi Hamdan, who ended the night with another 20 plus point outing, the Commodores went into the half with a commanding lead 48-38.

At the half LCCC head Coach, Marty Eggleston, said, “First half, things were just rolling for us. We played well and made things difficult for the other team.”

The second half was a different story as the Panthers came out shooting lights out. Up 10 going into the second half, the Commodores were unable to stop the Panthers hot shooting from the 3-point line. By the end of the second half, the Panthers managed to rack up 12 3s in just one half.

“That team came out hitting almost everything. Although we fell defensively, they just didn't seem to miss making shots from all over the place.” said Coach Eggleston after the game.

Unable to stop the Panthers the second half, the Commodores dropped the game 96-110 and now sit at 3-3.
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Lorain CCC Men's Basketball Team Loses at the Buzzer - 11/17/18
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - Lorain CCC Men's Basketball Team dropped a heart breaker Tuesday night at home as they hosted the Notre Dame JV team. In a tight game, the Commodores lost at the buzzer 81-83 and fall to 3-2 on the season.

Match Recap
In a low scoring first half, the Commodores struggled to find their rhythm early on. With 13 first half turnovers, they found themselves down as much as 10 before finding a way to close the gap by playing smothering defense.

With 10 first-half points, Ouddi Hamdan went to the line four times and was able to convert on three of them. With a strong end to the first half, LCCC out rebounding Notre Dame 27 to 17, they went to the locker room down by just 1, 36-37.

Basketball is a game of adjustments and that’s exactly what Coach Eggleston did as the Commodores flew out of the gate scoring 24 points in just the first 7 minutes of the second half. Along with Ouddi Hamdan, who finished the night with a team high 20 points, the Commodores received help from three other players (T’Andre Perkins, Kevin Jenkins, and Kwevon Corn) who scored double-digits points. Kevin Jenkins played big minutes and provided 12 points and 15 rebounds which helped LCCC lead most of the second half.

With the game all tied up at 81, Notre Dame missed a mid-range jumper, rebounded its own shot and was able to put up a floater to go up 2 with 3.5 seconds remaining. In a desperation attempt, the Commodores threw a football pass but it was stolen by Notre Dame; final score 81-83.
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LCCC Men's Basketball Team Goes 2-0 at Weekend Tournament - 11/13-14/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Youngwood, PA -Lorain CCC Men's Basketball went 2-0 at the Westmoreland Community College tournament in Pennsylvania this past weekend. Friday afternoon the Commodores beat Anne Arundel in a close game 59-58 and on Saturday they beat Lehigh Carbon CC 109-82.

Match Recaps
Friday’s Game:
In what was an exciting game, the Commodores were able to make a great comeback at the end to pull out the win against Anne Arundel.

The Commodores were unable to find their groove the entire game as they trailed all the way up until the last 2 minutes of the game. Led by Will Ybarra (20 points), the Commodores stayed in the game by playing smothering defense.

With 54 seconds remaining, Zach Swain hit a big 3 that put the Commodores up by 1 until Anne Arundel hit a crucial 2-pointer to regain the lead. With 4 seconds remaining, Matt Watkins hit the game winner to seal the victory for the Commodores.

After the game, Coach Eggleston said, “It was our lowest scoring game in three years but we pulled it off with a great character victory at the end.”

Saturday’s Game:
Much like Friday’s game, the Commodores came out a little sluggish and found themselves trading 2s for 3s. Lehigh Carbon CC seemed to make every shot they put up and the Commodores found themselves down at the half by 8.

In the second half, Coach Eggleston made key adjustments and they found themselves up 25 in a heart beat. With every player scoring multiple baskets in the game, LCCC cruised to a 109-82 victory. LCCC was led once again by Will Ybarra who ended the game with 23 points.

The Commodores also ended the tournament with two players (Matt Watkins, Will Ybarra) making the all-tournament team.
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LCCC Men's Basketball Loses with Second-Half Woes - 11/8/15 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - In what was there second game in three days, the Lorain County Community College Men's Basketball team fell at home to Schoolcraft College Sunday afternoon. In what was a close first half, the second-half troubles hurt LCCC as they lost 82-61.

Match Recap
In the first half of play, the Commodores came out strong shooting 44 percent on 14-32. It was the first half play of Kevin Jenkins (9 points) and Ouddi Hamdan (7 points/8 rebounds) that kept the Commodores in the game. Not taking care of the ball, the Commodores committed eight team turnovers compared to Schoolcraft's four. The Commodores were able to go into the half down by just 3 points as they trailed 32-35.

In the second half, the Commodores rim didn't cooperate as they shot a team low 35 percent and turned the ball over 13 times for a team total of 21 turnovers. Unlike the first half, the Commodores defense didn't play as well as Schoolcraft was able to convert on 19-37 shooting (51 percent).

With under 10 minutes remaining, LCCC was able to cut the lead to single digits by the play of Ouddi Hamdan who ended the day with 12 points, 10 rebounds and a team high eight assists. LCCC was able to apply some pressure but ran out of gas as Schoolcraft was able to go on a late run to win the game 82-61.

What's Next
The Commodores Basketball team is back in action next Friday and Saturday (November 13-14) away at the Westmoreland Tournament. Tip off is at 4 p.m. and noon.  
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Lorain CCC Men's Basketball Pulls Off Impressive Win At Home - 11/6/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - In a packed gym at the Ewing Activities Center, the Lorain County Community College Men's Basketball Team won their season opener against University of Pitt Titusville. In what turned out to be a nail biter, the Commodores pulled off the 84-78 victory.

Match Recap
Nothing came easy the first half for the Commodores as they shot right around 34 percent, and was unable to play their style of play. What kept LCCC in the game was their ability to control the glass as they collected 38 rebounds in just the first half.

With first-half jitters and the teams 10 turnovers out the way, the Commodores came out the second half making all the necessary adjustments. Led by Kevin Jenkins who ended the night with 18 points and 12 rebounds, the Commodores shot a game high 46 percent from the field.

For Coach Eggleston, it was the play of the bench players that won the game for the Commodores. “We made simple first-game mistakes, it happens, but it was players like Matthew Wysocki who played a major role in this win.”

The Commodores were able to out-rebound the Panthers 74 to 42 in the game which proved to be the deciding factor in a tight shooting game. Knocking down the teams final free throws, the Commodores pulled off the nail biter 84-78. 
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 Men's Basketball Team News 2014-15
Men End Their Season Falling to Mid Michigan; Coleman Hits 1000 Points - February 20, 2015 
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team fell to Mid Michigan Community College 92-81 in the Division III Region XII Championship game Friday Night. The Commodores end their season with an overall record of 13-16 and an Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record of 4-10. Mid Michigan moved to 13-11 overall.

Even in the season-ending loss to Mid Michigan Community College, the Commodores had a record-breaking performance. With his final layup of his career, sophomore guard Marvin “Chico” Coleman scored his 1,000 point of his LCCC career. “It’s an amazing milestone, it’s very tough to do in junior college … He’s been a warrior here for two years,” praised LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston about Coleman’s career feat. Coleman finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, and four blocks. In the defeat, LCCC was simply out executed by Mid Michigan. The Commodores tried to make runs, but the Lakers never allowed them to make a big run to close the gap completely.

The leading scorer in the game for the Commodores was freshman point guard Wesley Harris, who scored 23 points along with seven assists, three rebounds, and one steal. Sophomore guard Brandon Lawler and freshman forward Kevin Jenkins were the two other Commodores in double figures scoring. Lawler had 19 points, three rebounds, two assists, and four steals, while Jenkins had 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and one steal. It was a disappointing end to the 2014-15 season. “It didn’t go the way that we had hoped,” Coach Eggleston said in reflection of the overall season.

Coach Eggleston praised the leadership of his sophomore players. “I love them … It’s been a great ride with those guys, they helped set the foundation,” Coach Eggleston said about his five sophomore players. Coach Eggleston believed that those players were huge in developing the LCCC program because a year before they came to the college, LCCC had no men’s basketball team. “These guys have been the anchors who were trying to help us build a program … I’ll never forget this group … We’ll always talk about them in a positive way, they’re great kids and I love them,” Coach Eggleston said about his sophomore Commodores.
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Men Lose to Owens CC in Final Regular Season Game - February 19, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team lost to Owens Community College 121-76 Wednesday night. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 13-15 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record to 4-10. Owens moved to 22-6 overall and 10-2 in the conference.

The Commodores had a tough match on the road versus Owens. “Owens is a real hard team to beat on their own court,” said LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston following the loss. The leading scorer for LCCC was sophomore guard Marvin Coleman, who scored 20 points along with his five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. “He was getting to the basket for us, making some shots,” Coach Eggleston replied about Coleman’s performance. Along with Coleman, sophomore Brandon Lawler and sophomore forward Zach Barens also scored in double figures. Lawler had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, while Barens scored 11 points along with four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Even in the loss, Coach Eggleston noted that, “Every player contributed today.” He complemented his team for fighting a schedule in which they faced Division II teams in conference while being a Division III school. “I’m proud of my guys,” Coach Eggleston said in reflection of the regular season.

The Commodores will face off against Mid Michigan Community College in the Division III Regional 12 playoff game on Friday with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. “Win that’s all I want to do. I don’t care how we do it,” said Coach Eggleston about the playoff matchup on Friday.
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Men’s Basketball Team Defeats Columbus State CC - February 14, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team beat Columbus State Community College 100-88 Saturday afternoon. The Commodores raised their overall record to 13-14 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record to 4-9. Columbus State fell to 8-16 overall and 3-8 in the conference.

It was cold outside Lorain County Community College, but inside the Commodores were hot with four players scoring at least 18 points in the victory. LCCC Assistant Coach John Keshock said that the coaches put “Run the Offense” on the board pregame, and that the team did that very well without much mental errors. The team was led by their sophomore guard Marvin Coleman, who had a game-high 27 points along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal. “He did his usual consistent game,” praised Coach Keshock about Coleman. Freshman forward Kevin Jenkins was a beast in the paint, scoring 18 points and grabbing 18 rebounds with his four assists, one block, and two steals. “He is so tough, that ball’s up in the air, he’s going for it every time,” Coach Keshock said about Jenkins.

The other two players in double figures for the Commodores were sophomore guard Brandon Lawler and sophomore forward Zach Barens. Lawler had 21 points, six rebounds, and three steals, while Barens was tough down low with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks. The Commodores were dominant in the paint, scoring 70 of their 100 points in the paint. LCCC was able to hold a double-digit lead for most of the game, until Columbus State made a little run cutting the lead to single digits toward the end of the game. But the Commodores resisted the run and finished off the victory.

“It was a real starter for us … hopefully this will help us heading into that tournament,” Coach Keshock said about the win going forward with the playoffs coming up. The Commodores finish the regular season off on Wednesday at Owens Community College.
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Men’s Basketball Lose to Cuyahoga CC at Home - February 11, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Inforamtion Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team lost to Cuyahoga Community College 96-70 Wednesday night. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 12-14 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record to 3-9. Cuyahoga climbed to 16-7 overall and 7-3 in the conference.

The Commodores played a tough battle with Cuyahoga, but struggled late in the game to stay with Tri-C. “We kind of ran out of gas a little bit,” said LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston following the loss. LCCC played with Tri-C for most of the game, until the team hit a wall and the deficit grew larger. The biggest factor in the loss was the struggle by LCCC to rebound the ball. The Commodores were outrebounded by Cuyahoga 49-32, including 21 offensive rebounds by Tri-C. “You don’t rebound, you can’t win,” Coach Eggleston explained. He went on to say that the athleticism and ability to crash the boards by all five players for Cuyahoga was tough to handle with LCCC’s smaller lineup.

Even in the loss, sophomore guard Marvin Coleman had an exceptional game with a game-high 26 points along with his 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. “Marvin Coleman played tonight the way that we know he is capable of playing … He’s been a valuable asset to this team all season long,” praised Coach Eggleston. Freshman forward Kevin Jenkins and sophomore guard Brandon Lawler joined Coleman in double figures scoring tonight. Jenkins had 17 points and eight rebounds, while Lawler had 20 points and six rebounds.

Even with the tough loss, Coach Eggleston remained high on his team saying, “I’m still proud of these guys, I think they will be fine.” The Commodores will take the floor next this Saturday when they play Columbus State Community College at 3 p.m.
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Men’s Basketball Fall to Cincinnati State CC - February 7, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Infomation Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team fell 95-72 to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Saturday afternoon. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 12-13 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record to 3-8. Cincinnati State climbed to 20-5 overall and number two in the conference at 7-2.

“We actually played a much better game than the scored indicates,” LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston said following the loss to Cincinnati State. The offensive end of the court was the biggest struggle for the Commodores in the game today. “We didn’t shoot very well at all today. So that kind of hurt us,” Coach Eggleston said. “It’s tough to win when the baskets aren’t falling.” The leading scorer for LCCC was sophomore guard Brandon Lawler, who notched a team-high 26 points along with his two rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

The only other Commodore scoring in double figures was freshman forward Kevin Jenkins, who had 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. The team was able to stay in the game because of their stout defense. Coach Eggleston specifically recognized freshman guard/forward Ahmad Fitzpatrick and sophomore guard Alikhan Tulebayev for their strong defense in the game. “They led the way with some real solid defense today. They didn’t score a lot, but they did everything on the defense end that we needed them to do.”

“I’m proud of the guys on what they did today,” Coach Eggleston said. “I think we’ll be fine, I’m proud of their effort today.” Going forward Coach Eggleston stressed that the team must rebound better than today, where they were outrebounded 38-24. LCCC takes on Cuyahoga Community College at home on Wednesday.
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Men’s Basketball Loses to Lakeland CC in Rescheduled Game - February 6, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team lost to Lakeland Community College 114-87 Friday night. This game was previously cancelled this past Wednesday because of the weather. The Commodores’ record fell to 12-12 on the season and 3-7 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Lakeland elevated their record to 17-5 overall and 8-0 in the conference, good for first place in the OCCAC.

The determining factor in LCCC’s loss tonight was the 32 turnovers the Commodores committed versus first place Lakeland. “There’s absolutely no way you can win a basketball game of any kind with that many turnovers,” explained LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston after the loss. Lakeland was able to score 33 points off these 32 turnovers. The two Commodores who stood out in the game were sophomore guards Brandon Lawler and Marvin Coleman. Lawler scored a game-high 31 points in the defeat, while also grabbing five rebounds, dishing out three assists, and snatching two steals. Coleman scored 19 points along with his three rebounds, two steals, and one block. Even with these two performances, Coach Eggleston sees the importance of playing as a team rather than individual accomplishments, saying “What I care about is playing well as a team and tonight we just didn’t do that.” The other Commodore who scored in double-digits was freshman forward Kevin Jenkins, scoring 11 points with his three rebounds and two assists.

Lakeland had an excellent offensive night as a team with all 10 players, who saw minutes tonight, scoring at least two points. Guard Mike Davis led the scoring for Lakeland with 29 points, along with four steals, two assists, and a rebound. Lakeland helped force the 32 turnovers from LCCC by compiling 17 steals as a team.

Coach Eggleston has preached to his team during the season to play within their system. “We know what we need to do, we just have to get out there and do it.” The Commodores will look to get back into their groove tomorrow, when they travel to Cincinnati State for a conference matchup.
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Commodores Split Two Games Over Weekend - January 30-31, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator
Lorain County Community College men’s team split the weekend winning on Friday, but losing on Saturday. LCCC beat Edison Community College 80-77 Friday night and lost to Sinclair Community College 92-81 on Saturday. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 12-11 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record to 3-6. Edison fell to 7-12 overall and 0-7 in the conference. Sinclair moved up to 13-9 on the season and 3-5 in the conference.

On Friday night, the Commodores started off their weekend with 80-77 win over Edison Community College. The victory was a complete team win for LCCC with all 11 players who played in the game scoring at least a point. Four of the five starting Commodores were able to score in double figures. Sophomore forward Zach Barens continued his strong play from last game by scoring a game-high 23 points along with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. “He really came alive in the second half,” explained LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston about Barens scoring 15 of his 23 points in the second half. Freshman forward Kevin Jenkins and sophomore guard Brandon Lawler were stat sheet stuffers on Friday. Jenkins was tough in the paint, notching a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while also getting four assists, two steals, and one block. Lawler scored 15 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, dished out six assists, and added one steal. “Brandon Lawler passed the ball very well,” said Coach Eggleston.

LCCC was able to hold Edison to just 35.4% field goal percentage and 33.3% from three-point range. It was also a tough game with a lot of fouls committed. The Commodores were 27 of 40 from the free throw line, while Edison was 15 of 32 from the free throw line. It was a great start to the weekend for LCCC.

Saturday afternoon, the team hit the wall and lost to Sinclair Community College 92-81. “Guys were tired … we’ve played three games in four days, which is not easy to do,” said Coach Eggleston. “Finding a rhythm when you play so many games in so many days is important to winning and we couldn’t find it.” In defeat, sophomore guard Marvin Coleman, who scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds, led the team’s attack. The consistent Kevin Jenkins as Coach Eggleston describes him, notched his second double-double in two days, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds. Zach Barens and Brandon Lawler followed up their good performance last night with more of the same on Saturday. Barens scored 14 points along with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one block. Lawler notched 14 points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Freshman guard Wesley Harris added 12 points and 7 assists with Coach Eggleston noting that he is “coming around as a solid distributor of the ball.”

One of the biggest factors in the win for Sinclair was their very good shooting performance. They made 36 of 72 shots from the field, while LCCC only made 29 of 75 shots from the field. Sinclair passed the ball well, dishing out 24 assists as a team in the game. Westley Parr, who scored a game-high 30 points along with eight rebounds, led Sinclair’s offensive attack.

“I’m proud of the guys … we’re doing pretty well right now,” Coach Eggleston said after the two games this weekend. The men travel to Lakeland Community College on Wednesday for another OCCAC matchup. 

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Owens CC - January 28, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team lost to Owens Community College 100-85 Wednesday night. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 11-10 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) record to 2-5. Owens climbed to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference.

LCCC played one of the best teams in the OCCAC very well. “If you lose against a good team, you play your heart out, I have nothing to complain about,” explained LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston. The game was decided by a scoring drought late in the first half that allowed Owens to end the half up 15 points at 44-29. Coach Eggleston plainly explained the drought saying, “We shot poorly in the first half.” He did, however, love the effort by his team. “Everybody came to play and did their thing. What coach can’t be proud of that?” The Commodores had great performances throughout the game. Sophomore forward Zach Barens was a huge part of the offense, scoring a team-high 22 points, while also getting seven rebounds, two assists, and two rebounds.

LCCC regained their offensive power in the second half, tying Owens with 56 points in the second half. Freshman Wesley Harris had a great second half, posting all 19 points and three assists in the second half. Brandon Lawler scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half, while also finishing with six assists, three rebounds, and two steals. Head Coach Eggleston said, “Brandon and Wes both played a great half.” He also noted the performance of sophomore guard Alikhan Tulebayev, saying that he played the game of his life.

“I am very proud of these guys and their effort. They’re waking up … they’re doing better, so I’m happy,” replied Coach Eggleston after the game. The Commodores will look to get back on the winning side on Friday when they travel to Edison Community College.
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Men’s Basketball Defeats Edison CC - January 24, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team beat Edison Community College 90-82 on Saturday afternoon. The Commodores raised their overall record to 11-9 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference record to 2-4. Edison fell to 7-10 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

Head Coach Marty Eggleston said that the team played the way they should, but started off looking “a little uncomfortable, a little awkward, because we were actually running the offense and doing what we normally do at practice.” Coach Eggleston said he wanted his guys to play more as a team and not try to individually too much. The Commodores did just that in the victory by having four players in double figures scoring. Sophomore guard Marvin “Chico” Coleman was the star of the game, playing very aggressive throughout the game. Coleman scored a game-high 32 points, while also grabbing 10 rebounds, including seven offensive rebounds, and on defense blocking two shots and stealing two passes. Coach Eggleston praised Coleman saying, “He played a very good game.” Sophomore guard Brandon Lawler was a stat sheet stuffer, posting 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Freshman forward Kevin Jenkins was tough in the paint also adding a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore forward Nate Penman added a big three late in the second half, while sophomore Zach Barens added a great series of possessions with a big block and then a put-back bucket.

LCCC takes on Owens Community College on Wednesday at LCCC with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. “My expectations are we come out and we execute against this team and get the win,” responded Coach Eggleston about the matchup on Wednesday versus Owens.
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Men’s Basketball Fall to Cuyahoga CC - January 21, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team fell to Cuyahoga Community College 111-78 on Wednesday night. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 10-9 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference record to 1-4. Cuyahoga moved their record to 12-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

The Commodores were led once again by sophomore guard Marvin Coleman (Avon) and sophomore guard Brandon Lawler (Euclid). Coleman scored 20 points along with grabbing eight rebounds and giving out five assists. Lawler scored 21 points, while also getting three rebounds and two assists. Following the loss, Head Coach Marty Eggleston said, “We’re not doing the things we need to do to get the wins.” Sophomore forward Zach Barens added 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists in the defeat. LCCC had a hard time on the board versus Cuyahoga, getting outrebounded 61-39. Cuyahoga shot 57.1% from the field and made 9 of 19 three pointers in the victory. In regards to the continuing struggles on the defensive end of the court, Coach Eggleston said, “If you can’t guard anybody, [the] buckets don’t mean anything.”

Despite the recent losses, Coach Eggleston remains optimistic about his team. “We’ve hit a bad patch, I think we will be OK.” The Commodores will look to end their tough stretch on Saturday versus Edison Community College. The tipoff at Lorain County Community College is set for 3 p.m.
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Men’s Basketball Fall to Columbus State CC - January 17, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College men’s team fell to Columbus State Community College 109-98 on Saturday afternoon. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 10-8 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference record to 1-3. Columbus State raised their record to 7-9 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

Sophomore Brandon Lawler (Euclid), who scored 21 points, and sophomore Marvin Coleman (Avon), who scored 26 points, led the offensive attack for the Commodores. The team struggled on defense against Columbus State. Head Coach Marty Eggleston said, “Our struggle has been the same struggle over the last few games and that’s defense.” LCCC had a tough time rebounding in the defeat with no player grabbing more then seven rebounds.

Coach Eggleston said, “Until we decide that we’re going to guard somebody, you just can’t win games playing the way we’ve played.”
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Men’s Basketball Loses to Lakeland CC - January 14, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC men’s team fell to Lakeland Community College 107-91 on Wednesday night. The Commodores lowered their overall record to 10-7 and their Ohio Community College Athletic Conference record to 1-2. Lakeland raised their record to 11-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

The Commodores fought a tough shootout with Lakeland. Sophomore Brandon Lawler (Euclid) led the offensive attack for LCC with a team-high 26 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Off the bench, freshman Shane Derricote (Amherst Steele) added much needed punch in the second half, posting 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists all in the second half. Head Coach Marty Eggleston said, “He (Shane Derricote) played like the way I know he can play.” Sophomore Marvin Coleman (Avon) with 15 points, Sophomore Nate Penman (Avon) with 15 points, and Freshman Kevin Jenkins (Lincoln West) with 11 points were the other Commodores who scored double digits in the defeat.
Coach Eggleston said, “That’s tough, its tough on the body, it wears you down” in regards to the size advantage Lakeland held over LCCC. 6-foot-8 Chris Scott, who scored a game-high 30 points, along with game-highs of 14 rebounds and four blocks, led Lakeland’s attack. Ahmid Williams added 20 points with Montell Goodwin and Rasheed Howard both scoring 15 points. Coach Eggleston noted that the team would take this loss as a learning opportunity and that “We’ll get in the lab and we’ll fix it.”

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Cincinnati State CC in Second Conference Match Up - January 10, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College lost their second consecutive game, falling to Cincinnati State Community College 92-60 at home. The Commodores fall to 10-6 on the season and 1-1 in conference. Cincinnati State raised their record to 13-2 and 1-0 in the conference.

Head Coach Marty Eggleston said the main culprit to the loss was effort. “We came out and we looked flat,” Coach Eggleston said. The Commodores struggled on the boards against Cincinnati State. Cincinnati State had 45 rebounds, including 17 offensive rebounds, while LCCC only had 19 rebounds and six offensive rebounds. The leading scorer for the Commodores was sophomore Marvin Coleman, who had 24 points along with five rebounds and two assists. Eight Commodores scored a point in the game for LCCC, but only sophomore Nate Penman was able to join Coleman in double figure scoring. Penman had 10 points, one rebound, one assist, and three steals. Coach Eggleston gave credit to Cincinnati State. “They played with composure tonight, we lacked the composure,” he said. The leading scorers for Cincinnati State was Grover Anderson, who scored 23 points, and Davion Ashe, who had 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and three steals.
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Men’s Basketball Loses to Jamestown CC - January 6, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Coming off a tough victory against Sinclair Community College, the Commodores lost in a close battle against Jamestown Community College, 89-79. The loss for LCCC was a game of two halves, losing after a halftime lead of 49-39. This loss lowers their season record to 10-5.

LCCC’s player of the game was freshman Kevin Jenkins. Jenkins had a tough matchup versus Jamestown’s 6’8” center Ohndo Smith. Jenkins scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, including 10 offensive rebounds. Head Coach Marty Eggleston said, “Kevin has been consistent every night … so the guy gets out there and just does his job.” Sophomore Brandon Lawler added 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals for the Commodores. Nate Penman also added four 3-pointers for the Commodores. LCCC had a tough time shooting in the second half, getting outscored 50-30 by Jamestown and shooting just 28.2% in the second half. In response to the second half struggles, Coach Eggleston said it was poor shot selection that was caused these struggles. Jamestown was led by Ohndo Smith, who scored 28 points and grabbed 23 rebounds. Coach Eggleston said that he needs his team “to stay within our gameplan” going forward.
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LCCC Men’s Basketball Return to OCCAC Conference Play with Victory - January 3, 2015
Lorain County Community College’s Men’s Basketball Team played a dynamic game in their return to OCCAC Conference play after a number of years outside the conference.  They came away with an important victory by a score of 91-87 over Sinclair CC in their first test from the conference.

The game lead went back and forth throughout the game, with 14 lead changes and 5 ties.   Sophomore Marvin Coleman was on fire Saturday, leading all scorers with 41 points; he earned OCCAC and NJCAA Player of  the Week for his efforts. “Marvin Coleman finished the game tonight with 41 points, that is career high,” says Head Coach Marty Eggleston. Coleman scored an impressive five three pointers for his team, 10 free throws and eight lay-ups. Freshman Kevin Jenkins added 16 points and 13 rebounds while Brandon Lawler made three three-pointers. “My teammates kept lifting me up and kept telling me to stay focused and composed,” said Guard Lawler.

The Commodores handled the ball very well overall and had 48 field-goal percentage. “Early in the game we were kind of running around all over the place but we played a solid zone defense this game and I am proud with the way my players handled the ball,” says Head Coach Marty Eggleston.
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LCCC Finishes First Half of Season with Win at CCAC Boyce - December 20, 2014
The Commodores concluded the first half of the season with a win, pushing their season record to 9-4.  LCCC defeated CC of Alleghany County Boyce for the second time this season by a score of 108-90.  Brandon Lawler led the way for LCCC with 31 points and 12 rebounds, followed closely by Marvin Coleman with 29 points and 9 rebounds.  The Commodores had a hot hand from the free throw line, shooting 83%, which they complimented with 63% from the 3 point line. 
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Commodores Get Split at Jamestown Tournament - December 12 & 13, 2014
Our Commodore Men’s team finished this weekend 1-1 at the Jamestown Tournament in Jamestown, NY. In their first game, they lost a tough battle to the hometown Jamestown Falcons 106-99. Kevin Jenkins and Brandon Lawler led with 20 points each; Nate Penman added his career high 19 points to the board and Marvin Coleman rounded off the scoring with 17. Josh Harris dished out 11 assists. Jenkins also led all players with another 12 rebound performance.

The next day, against the Westmoreland Wolves, LCCC clinched a sweep against the Wolves for this season. With a 107-103 OT victory, LCCC was led by Zach Barens; his career high 29 point performance and near flawless shooting helped our Commodores hold onto their lead. Brandon Lawler followed close behind with 26 points and Marvin Coleman had 20. Tournament honors were awarded to Brandon Lawler and Kevin Jenkins; both making the 1st Team All-Tournament.
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LCCC Gets the Win Over Westmoreland CCC - December 6, 2014
LCCC pulled off their 2nd victory against Westmoreland County Community College of PA, 92-83. LCCC was led by Brandon Lawler with 19 points, Marvin Coleman with 18 and Kevin Jenkins with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Every Commodore contributed points to the cause. Jaron Henry didn’t miss from the floor or from the free throw line; he also grabbed a quick 5 rebounds for LCCC.
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Commodores Fall to Henry Ford for Second Time This Season - December 3, 2014
Our Commodores battled to the end in a see-saw match against Henry Ford College. The game went down to the wire with the hard working men of LCCC coming up short, with a tough 82-76 loss. “Our guys battled to the end.” said LCCC Head Coach Marty Eggleston. “I’m very proud of their effort tonight. Of course nobody likes losing, but I’m glad to see the fire in their eyes tonight.” With the game tied with just over a minute on the clock, LCCC was forced to foul multiple times and the Hawks converted, giving them the advantage down the stretch. Marvin Coleman with 18 points, and Kevin Jenkins with 17 points and 10 rebounds led the way for LCCC.  The solid shooting and the enthusiasm of Ahmad Fitzpatrick, who scored 8 points in 9 minutes, also kept the Commodores close down the stretch.
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LCCC Cracks Century Mark to Defeat Westmoreland CCC - November 25, 2014
There were five lead changes along with four ties in the men's basketball game on Tuesday before LCCC pulled away to defeat Westmoreland CCC by a score of 101-78. The Commodores started out slow but that all changed when the Commodores decided to pick up the speed and the level of energy out on the court. “We are getting back to level we should be playing at” says Head Coach Marty Eggleston. Ahmad Fitzpatrick had some amazing runs towards the end of the second half, adding 11 points from the bench. “That was the most shots I’ve ever taken in a game,” he said. Marvin Coleman showcased his talent, scoring an impressive 19 points for LCCC. Nate Penman and Brandon Lawler each made three 3-point shots. The bench added a massive 51 points towards the victory! The LCCC Men head into Thanksgiving break with a 6-2 season record.
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Tough Defeat for Commodores to Pitt-Titusville - November 23, 2014
LCCC struggled from the beginning of the game on Sunday, never holding the lead and being behind by as much as 23 points during the game.  The Commodores had a cold hand all afternoon, with a field goal percentange of 42% and a free throw percentage of 60%.  They lost the battle on the boards, with only 33 rebounds to Pitt-Titusville's 39.  Marvin Coleman led all scorers in the game with 23 points but only one other Commodore was in double digits; Adam Johans had 16.  A bright spot was the bench, contributing 28 points.

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Commodores Defeat CCAC-Boyce at Home - November 21, 2014
LCCC Men’s Basketball team played an exciting game against the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce on Friday. The Commodores shot over 50% in field goals for the game and were an impressive 72% from the free throw line for the night.  LCCC almost doubled the number of rebounds that CCAC-Boyce had, with Zach Barens leading the way with 12.   Brandon Lawler was the high scorer in the game with 25 points, with Marvin Coleman adding 17 for LCCC.  The Commodores came out with a well-deserved win, 97-85.
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LCCC Continues to Roll With Win Over Notre Dame College JV - November 14, 2014
Our men’s team added their 3rd win in a row, with a victory over Notre Dame College JV, 85-59.  Notre Dame led the start of the first half 13-5. LCCC Commodore’s decided to change the game around five minutes in. “We started out not having control over the tone of the game but when we started running the plays that we ran in practice, we came back into the light,” said Head Coach Marty Eggleston. Marvin Coleman and Brandon Lawler scored an impressive total of 16 points for their team during the first half. LCCC finished out on top the first half 42-32.

After finding a solid rhythm defensively, LCCC continued to dominate in the second half.  Lawler and Coleman each contributed 14 points for the game, and Josh Harris and Wesley Harris each had 4 assists. Kevin Jenkins finished the night with 10 points and 15 boards. “I come to every game expecting to win. Kevin Jenkins and Wesley Harris both made an impressive transition from the start of first half to moving the ball a bit more. Everybody had flashes of brilliance tonight,” said Head Coach Marty Eggleston, "Great win!"
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LCCC Wins Two at Westmoreland Tournament - November 7-8, 2014
Our Men’s Basketball came back home undefeated (2-0) from the round robin tournament at Westmoreland Community College in Pennsylvania. LCCC pulled off a convincing victory against Anne Arundel College from Maryland. Our Commodores put 98 points on the board and held Anne Arundel to 88. Marvin Coleman led the way with 22 points; Kevin Jenkins scored 19 and pulled down 15 boards.

In game two of the tournament, our LCCC Commodores faced another LCCC (Lehigh Carbon Community College of Pennsylvania). Our team set the tone early and held Lehigh Carbon to 51 points. With a final score of 83-51, every Commodore contributed to the big win in the battle of the LCCCs. Kevin Jenkins led Lorain in scoring with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Zack Barens finished with a game high of 15 rebounds.
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Commodores Fall in Tough Home Opener Loss - November 5, 2014
Our Men’s Basketball Team fell against the Hawks of Henry Ford Community College of Michigan. LCCC came out of the gates slow and had to battle back to tie the game at 79 a piece. The Hawks held off the Commodores, leaving them at 1-1, with a final score of 73-61. All of LCCC scorers struggled to score, with only 1 scorer in double figures. Malcom Barnett scored 10 points for the Commodores. A total of 11 Commodores contributed to the scoring column; all in single digits. Kevin Jenkins was stellar on the boards with 12 rebounds.
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Malcolm Barnett drives for the basket.

Great Way to Open 2014-15 Season! - November 1, 2014
With a tough game on the road as their season opener, our LCCC Commodores Men’s Basketball Team showed themselves to be a well oiled machine against the Pitt-Titusville Panthers. With a 114-79 win, our Commodores got the job done at both ends of the floor with solid offense, and commanding defense and rebounding. Brandon Lawler led all scorers with 23 points. Marvin Coleman added 16, Kevin Jenkins had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Nate Penman and Mat Gorta both contributed 11 points each to the cause.
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Men's Basketball Team News 2013-14

LCCC Falls in Regional Championship - February 18, 2014
Advancing to their first taste of play-off action, our Men’s season came to an abrupt end, losing in the Regional 12 Championship game against Mid-Michigan CC in Mt Pleasant, MI. Serious second half struggles were the theme of this game for the Commodores. LCCC ran out of steam midway through the second half. Foul trouble left the teamMid Michigan shot shorthanded as time wound down in the closing minutes of the game. Losing 2 players to fouls, LCCC was forced to finish the closing minutes with only 3 players on the floor. Brandon Lawler finished with 30 points, Marvin Coleman with 25, Mat Gorta with 12, Zach Barens with 15 points and Ali Tulebayev with 6.

Lorain County Community College is a Div III team playing a tough schedule.  The Commodores finished the season with 11 wins and 17 losses. With a team of all freshman, this Commodore team looks forward to a great 2014-15 season!                                           

Zach Barens defends as MMCC's Layton drives the lane

Men Hand Tiffin JV Second Loss to LCCC in Five Days - February 12, 2014
Our Commodores played a re-scheduled game against the Tiffin Dragons, meeting for a second time in five days, this time in Tiffin.  The Dragons were looking to avenge their earlier loss against LCCC. Mat Gorta would have none of that.  Mat had a career night, scoring 33 points and pulling down 15 rebounds. Brandon Lawler capped his night with 32 points on great perimeter shooting. Marvin Coleman scored 14 of his 22 point in the first half to give LCCC some first half hope. Coming into the second half down 49-33, the Gorta-led Commodores played an emotional second half of basketball. Zach Barens started his night off with a quick steal and a thunderous fast break dunk on the head of the Tiffin big man, he finished with 12 points. Ali Tulebayev was scoreless for the night but led the charged defensively with 3 consecutive steals in the second half and 5 assists. Alex Scullin finished his night with 3. LCCC heads into post-season play with a game in Mount Pleasant, MI on February 18, 2014.
LCCC Comes Out Strong Against Tiffin JV - February 7, 2014
LCCC’s men’s team played its 3rd game in a week, meeting the Tiffin Dragons on Friday at home. With a couple days to rest, the Commodores came out victorious against the Dragons. Four players rounded out the scoring for LCCC with Brandon Lawler scoring 24 points, Marvin Coleman with 17, Mat Gorta with 16, and Zach Barens scoring 10 of his 14 points in the second half.  Ali Tulebayev finished with 6 and Alex Scullin with 4 to complete the scoring.
Short Handed Commodores Put Up Valiant Effort in Loss - February 3, 2014
The Commodores faced a nationally ranked Mercyhurst North East team on Monday, February 3. LCCC held their own against the Saints; it took all 14 players on the Mercyhurst team to wear down LCCC’s team. With only 4 players in the scoring column for LCCC, it was tied at 45 at the halftime break. Mercyhurst wore down the shorthanded Commodores in the second half and ended with a final score of 97-76.  Marvin Coleman led all scorers on both teams with 26, Brandon Lawler followed closely with 23, Zach Barens had 15, and Mat Gorta finished with 12.
Cold Second Half Dooms Commodores at Home - February 1, 2014
On Saturday, the LCCC Men battled hard against the Pitt- Panthers of Titusville but a poor second half effort put the Commodores in the rear view of the Panthers. LCCC took a comfortable 42-24 lead into the locker room at half time, but came out flat in the second half losing to Pitt 82-81; missing the go ahead bucket at the buzzer. Marvin Coleman finished with 22 for the Commodores, Brandon Lawler led all scorers with 32 points. Zach Barens finished with 16, Ali Tulebayev with 5, Mat Gorta with 4 and Alex Scullin with 2.

LCCC Wins on the Road Against Westmoreland CCC - January 19, 2014
On Sunday, the LCCC Men’s Team traveled to Westmoreland Community College in PA. Our Commodores came home with a great victory against the Wolves of Westmoreland. The team had just played 4 games in 5 days with only 6 players (only 5 players on Friday night against Lakeland). Great execution and solid defense gave our men’s team a 90-74 victory on the road, sweeping Westmoreland this season. All six Commodores contributed to the scoring, led by Brandon Lawler with 29, Marvin Coleman with 21, Ali Tulebayev with a season high 10 points, Zach Barrens with 8 and Alex Scullin closed the game with a long range 3 pointer at the buzzer.

 Short Handed Commodores Fall to Powerhouse Lakeland CC - January 17, 2014
The LCCC Men’s hoops team suffered a tough loss to Lakeland at home on Friday night. Battling the loss of personnel, injuries and illness led to a small roster. With only 5 players, LCCC gave every ounce of energy and courage they could gather. With a final score of 116- 62, the Commodores finished strong.
Commodores Turn Around Early Season Lost to Butler CCC - January 15, 2014
LCCC gained win number 8 at home against Butler County Community College of PA on Wednesday. with a score of 90-81. The Commodores were led by Marvin Coleman with 33 points, while Zach Barens poured in 20.  Brandon Lawler had 14 and Mat Gorta finished with 13. Ouddi Hamdan and Ali Tulebayev finished with 5 points each.
Niagara CCC Pulls Out Last Second Win - January 11, 2014
The Commodores played down to the last shot against Niagara County Community College in New York on Saturday. Down 2 with 27 seconds to play, LCCC got a good look at the basket in the final seconds but the ball rimmed in and out at the buzzer. A final score of 101-99 put the Men’s team at 7-12 on the season. Brandon Lawler led the way with 33 points, Ouddi Hamdan with 24, Marvin Coleman added 23, Mat Gorta had 9, Zach Barens with 8 and Alex Scullin with 2 points.
LCCC Pulls Upset of Columbus State with Two Point Victory - January 4, 2014
Our Commodores left everyone stunned at Columbus State on Saturday afternoon winning 98-96 against the Cougars. Ouddi Hamdan was geared up telling his teammates, ”We are NOT losing this game!" The men’s team went in prepared and purposeful. Six LCCC players finished in double figures, with Hamdan (23 pts) and Coleman (19 pts) leading the way.  Justin Green started the game off with a high flying dunk off an alley-oop pass from Ouddi Hamdan in the very first possession. Nate Penman hit a season high 5 three pointers and finished with 15 points.  Brandon Lawler had 12 points and 8 assists, Zach Barens added 11 points, and Darvin Freeman finished with 2 points.

Henry Ford CC Squeaks Out Win in OT - December 21, 2013Marvin Coleman
LCCC Men’s lost by 1 in over time to Henry Ford Community College on Saturday at home, score 83-82. The game was a battle all the way to the wire as the tough LCCC Commodores fought hard to pay back the HFCC for a buzzer beater 2 point loss in their season opener. LCCC had 4 players in double figures. Marvin Coleman had 20 points, Ouddi Hamdan with 18 points and 5 assists, Darvin Freeman with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Brandon Lawler with 14 points. Nate Penman finished the night with 8 points, Donald Arnold with 4 points, and Justin Green with 3 points.

                                                                   Marvin Coleman Goes to the Hoop

Commodores Control Westmoreland CCC - December 19, 2013
The men of LCCC pulled oWestmoreland CCC basketballff a great victory in a rescheduled matchup against Westmoreland Community College of PA on Thursday. With a final score of 74-69, the Commodores controlled the entire game. Donald Arnold led the charge with a career high 22 points, Mat Gorta had a very strong night with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Nate Penman closed the night with 12, Ouddi Hamdan with 8, Justin Green with 5, Brandon Lawler with 6 points and 6 assists, and Ali Tulebayev, Zach Barens and Alex Scullin with 2 each.

Donald Arnold & Mat Gorta lead the way against Westmoreland

Owens Defeats LCCC with Big Score - December 18, 2013Mat Gorta goes for block
The Commodores lost big to top ranked Owens on Wednesday night by a score of 118-79. The Express of Owens proved to be a bit much for the Commodores to handle this time, with seven of their players in double figures. LCCC men’s team struggled against the nationally ranked Owens team. 
                                         Mat Gorta Goes for Block against Owens
Successful Trip to Jamestown CC Tournament - December 14-15, 2013
Over the weekend of December 14-15, the Men's Basketball Team traveled to Jamestown, New York for the 2013 Post-Journal Classic Tournament. Our Commodores lost a close matchup in the opening game against the hometown Jamestown Jayhawks. That game went down to the wire, with a final score of 84-80. On day two, LCCC bounced back with a decisive victory against Westmoreland County Community College, 108-87.  Every Commodore contributed to scoring. LCCC's Darvin Freeman was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Two In a Row For LCCC with Another Win - December 6, 2013mens bball action
LCCC Men’s Basketball team won its 2nd game in a row this week. On Friday, LCCC’s men handed in a near flawless performance against CC Allegheny-Boyce. Zach Barens and Justin Green led the charge with 18 apiece. Adding to the production were Ouddi Hamdan with 13, Donald Arnold with 10, Marvin Coleman and Nate Penman with 11each, and Brandon Lawler with a game high 9 assists. Final Score 100-66. The LCCC men’s team travels next weekend to Jamestown, New York.
Men Win Big Over Tri-C - December 3, 2013
LCCC dominated the game against rival Tri-C on Tuesday with a 28 point victory, with a final score of 98-70. North Olmsted’s Darvin Freeman led the Commodores with 22. LCCC had 5 players in double figures, with almost every player was in the scorebook. Brandon Lawler led the way with 15, Nate Penman hit three 3 pointers in a row and finished the night with 14, and Zach Barens poured in 11. Marvin Coleman had 12, Ouddi Hamdan had 8, Justin Green with 7, Donald Arnold with 3 and Alex Scullin, Matt Wysocki, Kwevon Corn with 2 each rounded out the scoring for the Commodores.
LCCC Falls Short Against Univ of Pitt-Titusville - November 24, 2013
Our men’s team lost in an evenly matched battle against University of Pittsburgh at Titusville on Sunday night. With 3 minutes to go the score was tied, however, our Commodores were outscored in the end by the Pitt Panthers. Solid play by Ouddi Hamden and great defense by Matt Wysocki kept the game close all the way to the end. Our Commodores lost 95-86.
Butler CCC Defeats LCCC - November 23, 2013
The Commodores lost on the road to Butler County Community College 87-81 on Saturday.  Down by 4 at the half, Butler was stellar from the free throw line down the wire, to hold off LC3 to the end.

Commodores Fall to Columbus State - November 19, 2013
The LCCC Commodores men’s hoops team lost at home 89-81 on Tuesday night in a hard fought against Columbus State Community College. Our Commodores struggled to find the bucket, even though they had many opportunities. Down by 20, the men came back to within 3 points last in the second half but couldn't hold off the Cougars.

“We just wouldn’t guard” said Coach Eggleston. "We have to step up and stop a team. We’re 80 and 90 points on the board.” Coach added, “You’ve got to stop a team on the defensive end to win games, we’re almost there….we’re a good team!”

LCCC Defeats Notre Dame JV for Second Time - November 17, 2013
The Men’s team defeated Notre Dame College JV in a scorcher on the road.  The team was led by the shooting of Brandon Lawler with 26 and Marvin Coleman with 20; Ouddi Hamden and Josh Harris swept the boards with 8 and 9 respectively.  Solid play from the entire team on defense held off the Div. II rivals. Great win for our Men’s Team!

Niagara CC Takes One from LCCC - November 16, 2013
The LCCC Commodore men’s hoops team suffered a tough loss at home on Saturday as they fell to Niagara Community College 116-96. Second shots and fouls were a problem for the LCCC squad. Scoring is not an issue as LCCC put up its 3rd game in a row scoring 90+ points. Tomorrow they will travel across town to Notre Dame College in a rematch of the teams that played Thursday.

LCCC Wins Home Opener - November 14, 2013
Our men’s team opened their home season with a win against Notre Dame Collage JV. The high scoring match ended with the Commodores on top 115-95.

Solid rebounding from our guards in the first half gave LCCC control of the ball and the tempo of the game. Good ball movement and patience kept everyone involved in the game at all times.

LCCC had 6 players in double figures and every player in the scoring column.
Led by Brandon Lawler with 18, Marvin Coleman with 16, Darvin Freeman with 12, and Justin Green, who finished his 11 point night with a powerful dunk! Both Ouddi Hamdan and point guard Joshua Harris finished with 10 each. Zach Barens and Nate Penman both finished with 9, Donald Arnold had 8, Ali Tulebayev and Kwevon Corn had 3 a piece. Mat Gorta, Matt Wysocki and Alex Scullin rounded the night off with 2 points each.

Congratulations to our men’s team! Come support them on Saturday afternoon at 3pm for their next home game.

LCCC Travels to Westmoreland TournamentWestmoreland Tourn Men's BBall - November 8-9, 2013
The LCCC Men’s Basketball Team didn’t fare well this weekend at the Westmoreland Tournament in Youngwood, PA, suffering two losses. The first loss was a fast paced 96-94 loss against Anne Arundel Community College of Maryland; the second loss was a decisive 99-65 loss to Niagara Community College of New York.

Against Anne Arundel CC, our team was lead in scoring by Marvin “Chico” Coleman with 15 points, Darvin Freeman and Ouddi Hamdan both added 14points, while Nate Penman contributed 12 points and Brandon Lawler had 10.

Against Niagara CC, the pace was just a little too much for the Commodores.  They were led by Darvin Freeman, who poured in a solid performance with 15, and Zach Barens with 14 points. The Men have a chance to redeem themselves against Niagara when they play them at LCCC on Saturday, November 16.

Commodores Fall to Lakeland CC - November 6, 2013
LCCC fell to the top ranked Lakeland Lakers on Wednesday night 119-67.  The Commodores were led by Zach Barens with 13 points, all in the first half; Barens went 2 for 2 in 3 pointers and 4 for 4 in field goals. Marvin Coleman and Justin Green added 12 points each.

2013-14 Season Opens With Tough Lost at Buzzer - November 2, 2013
The LCCC Men’s Basketball Team opened up the 2013-14 season with a tough loss at the buzzer at Henry Ford College on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The 88-86 loss was a heartbreaker, after LCCC was leading by as much as 15 points during the game. Our Commodore team played very well the entire game. Leading the Commodores was Ouddi Hamden with 23 points, Brandon Lawler with 14, and Zach Barens finishing with 10 points and 2 blocks. Nate Penman hit three back to back 3 pointers and finished the game with 11 points. Marvin Coleman came off the bench and contributed 10 points to the cause. Sure handed point guard Josh Harris finished with 7 points and 9 assists on the night. Kwevon Corn and Darvin Freeman both hit key 3 pointers. Everyone contributed and came to play. We look forward to Wednesday night against Lakeland Community College.


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