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LCCC BasketballHead Coach: Marty Eggleston
Phone: (440) 365-5222 ext. 8310


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2014-15 LCCC Men's Basketball Team
Front row: (L to R) Kwevon Corn, Kevin Jenkins, Nate Penman, Mathew Gorta, Zach Barens, Marvin Coleman, Adam Johans, D. Jaron Henry. Back Row: (L to R) , Coach  John Keshock, Malcolm Barnett, Ahmad Fitzpatrick, Josh Harris, Brandon Lawler, Andre Harris, Alikhan Tulebayev, Shane Derricote, Coach Marty Eggleston. 

 Men's Basketball Team News 2014-15

Commodores Get Split at Jamestown Tournament - December 12 & 13, 2014
The Commodores traveled to Jamestown, NY to compete in two games over the weekend.  In the first game on Friday night, LCCC fell to hometown favorite, Jamestown CC, by a score of 104-99 in a close contest. High scorers for LCCC were Brandon Lawler and Kevin Jenkins, both with 20.  They were followed closely by Nate Penman with 19 and Marvin Coleman with 17.

LCCC came back on Saturday to defeat Westmoreland CCC, for the third time this season, in overtime by a score of 107-103. There were 9 ties and 4 lead changes during this game. Zach Barens had a “breakout” game against Westmoreland and his coaches expect more of the same for the rest of the season. He played 27 minutes against Westmoreland and scored 29 points. He shot 10 of 13 from the field (77%), 2 of 2 from the three point line (100%), 7 of 7 from the line (100%), 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Brandon Lawler added 26 points, while Marvin Coleman contributed 20 points. 
Box Score vs Jamestown CC  
Box Score vs Westmoreland CCC                                       

LCCC Gets the Win Over Westmoreland CCC - December 6, 2014
The Commodores picked up the win at Westmoreland by a score of 92-83,defeating the Wolfpack for the second time this season.  LCCC shot an incredible 96% from the free throw line and 80% from the 3 point line. Brandon Lawler was high scorer for LCCC with 19 points and was 3 for 4 in 3 points shots.  Marvin Coleman followed closely with 18 points and was 8 for 8 on the free throw line.
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Commodores Fall to Henry Ford for Second Time This Season - December 3, 2014
LCCC traveled to Henry Ford CC and faced a tough team there. “These guys battled like warriors, leaving everything out on the floor. They gave their all tonight.” stated Coach Marty Eggleston. They lost by a score of 82-76.  Leading the way for the Commodores was Marvin Coleman with 18 points, followed closely by Kevin Jenkins with 17 points.
Box Score                      

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.
Box Score           

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.

Box Score  

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.
Box Score              

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!"
Box Score        

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.
Box Score vs Anne Arundel                     
Box Score vs Lehigh Carbon CC                  

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.
Box Score       

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.
Box Score  

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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