| Men's Basketball Team News|
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 team 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, 2013
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 off 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, 2013|
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, 2013|
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 Tournament - 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.