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LCCC's Men's Varsity Basketball

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

 

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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, Wesley Harris, Coach Marty Eggleston. 

 
 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 nine 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 three 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.
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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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