LCCC BasketballWomen's Varsity Basketball

Coach Vincent Granito
Email: vgranito@lorainccc.edu
Phone: (440) 366-4707

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 Members of 2015-16 LCCC Women's Basketball Team
Front Row (L to R) Brandi Holowecky, Madi Bonner, Irmalys Candelario, Alycia Mathis.  Back Row (L to R) Molly Linn, Katelyn Thornton, Emily Capers, Angel Blakely, Onyx Lopez, Alexis Saulsberry, Coach Granito.


2015-16 Women's Basketball Team News
Hot Shooting Hurts Lady Commodores in 1st Half as They Fall to the #9 D3 Mid Michigan - 2/22/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Harrison, MI - In the Regional Championship against Mid Michigan CC, the Lady Commodores of LCCC came up short by a final score of 123-68. Having to fight back multiple times after going down big, LCCC just couldn't get over the top. The Commodores finish their season with a record of 7-22 (0-14).

Match Recap
LCCC knew they had their hands full as they came into today's game against Mid Michigan CC Lakers who ended their regular season with a record of 21-4 and the ninth ranking in all of Division III.

LCCC started the game slow as they went down 7-0 with the hot shooting of the Lady Lakers. Not giving up, LCCC got some tough stops to tie the game at 14. Leading the way for the Lady Commodores in the first half was Madi Bonner with 12 points along with Brandi Holowecky who chipped in 7 points.

The difference in the half was the rebounding as Mid Michigan CC seemed to get pretty much every rebound, especially on the offensive side. Taking advantage of the Commodores turnovers, LCCC found themselves down big at the half 59-33.

Coming out of the locker room, Coach Granito and his Commodores wanted to cut back on the turnovers and play tougher on the glass. “They pretty much scored on every first-half turnover. Besides that, we have to fight harder for rebounds.” said Coach Granito at the half.

In the third LCCC struggled to maintain the Lakers from shooting well once again as the Commodores were outscored 33-16; on the bright side they managed to get the Lakers in foul trouble which gave them easy points in their favor. The Commodores season leading scorers, Lopez and Blakely, led their teams in the third with 5 points each. LCCC had to go without Brandi Holowecky for a long stretch of time due to a head injury late in the third. Before the injury, Holowecky had 10 points and 2 rebounds.

With MMCC starters still in the game during the fourth quarter, LCCC played much better and with more energy. Although the Lakers continued to shoot well, the Lady Commodores found the bottom of the net scoring 19 fourth-quarter points which Lopez led the way.

With the gap too large and the Lakers shooting well, LCCC lost the game by a final score of 123-68.

Lopez 14 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound; Bonner 14 points, 1 assists, 3 rebounds; Blakely 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds; Holowecky 10 points, 2 rebounds; Linn 6 points, 5 rebounds.
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Energetic Commodores Push Cuyahoga CC to Final Minutes; LCCC Comes Up Short - 2/17/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - On the final home game for second-year players, LCCC Lady Commodores gave Cuyahoga CC all they could handle Wednesday evening. Pushing the game to its final minute, LCCC came up short by a final score of 67-62. The Lady Commodores end their regular season with a record of 7-21 (0-15).

Match Recap
For the Lady Commodores, the goal was to weather the early storm by Cuyahoga CC who won their last contest by a final score of 81-62. “We were able to weather the early storm. We just needed to find a way to capitalize on that; we did a pretty good job early.” said Coach Granito about the start of the game.

Tri-C came out very fast but midway through the first quarter, the Commodores found a way to get some key stops. Down 12-6 early, LCCC locked down on defense and used their multiple offensive weapons to close the gap. Three Commodores found their groove early as both Madi Bonner and Onyx Lopez scored 8 first-half points. Along with them was Katelyn Thornton who chipped in 6 points and 4 rebounds. Not shooting well early on but taking control of the team, Angel Blakely made the offense flow by creating plays for her teammates.

For most of the first half the Commodores trailed until late when Lopez converted on a 3-point play. The story of the half was how much Cuyahoga CC dominated the glass as they out rebounded LCCC 32 to 22 which was mainly why the Commodores couldn’t take control. Outside of rebounds, the game was even as Tri-C went into the locker room up 32-31.

Coach Granito and his Commodores came out sluggish in the second half as the ball movement stopped on the offensive side. In the first half, the Commodores held Tri-C to just 27 percent shooting from the floor but early second quarter was tough for them. Shooting poorly in the third, LCCC only scored 6 points and found themselves down 13. As things seemed to be going Cuyahoga CC’s way, LCCC made a late fourth-quarter run led by second-year player Lopez. Finishing her night with 22 points and 7 rebounds, LCCC made things interesting down the stretch.

On a converted 3-point play by Lopez, LCCC trailed by just 5 but couldn’t find a way to close the final gap. Making 10 second-half free throws, Tri-C kept the lead and won by a final score of 67-62.

Onyx Lopez 22 points, 7 rebound; Katelyn Thornton 11 points, 5 rebounds; Madi Bonner 10 points, 2 rebounds; Angel Blakely 9 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists; Alexis Saulsberry 7 points, 1 rebound.
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Sinclair CC’s Hot Shooting Slows Lady Commodores Down; LCCC Falls - 2/13/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - The hot shooting from Sinclair CC made things very difficult for the LCCC Lady Commodores Saturday afternoon. Unable to slow Sinclair down, LCCC loss 84-53 and see their season record drop to 7-19 (0-13).

Match Recap
Things didn’t go so well for LCCC last time they met up with Sinclair so the Lady Commodores knew they had to come out ready. Shooting the ball well in the first half, the Lady Commodores kept things close but trading baskets with the Tartan Pride could only last for so long.

Sinclair seemed to hit almost every shot they put up in the first half as they shot 45 percent on 19 of 42 shooting. Converting on their 3’s early (shot 6 of 15 in first half), LCCC struggled to get a stop on the defensive end.

What kept LCCC in the game early was the fact they were beating the Tartan Prides full court press and Angel Blakely came out hot. Scoring 11 points in the first half, Blakely managed to hit from almost every spot. Along with Blakely, Madi Bonner chipped in 7 first-half points and helped LCCC to hang around.

LCCC kept the game close but with a late-quarter spark by Sinclair, LCCC trailed 24-15.  The hot shooting of Sinclair continued into the second quarter. Although Sinclair shot the ball well, LCCC managed to stay within 10 points most of the first half by getting some easy fast break baskets and late first-half free throws. Losing the rebound battle 24 to 13, LCCC struggled to stop the second chance opportunities and giving up late quarter baskets hurt the Lady Commodores who went into the half down 46-30.

In the third quarter, Sinclair continued their hot shooting and continued to out rebound LCCC. In the second half, LCCC was outrebounded 22 to 16 and committed 6 more turnovers than Sinclair. On the bright side, Blakely continued to lead her team as she finished the game with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Coming alive in the second half was Holowecky who racked up 10 points for the game and 7 total rebounds.

The Lady Commodores picked things up on the defensive side of the ball, only allowing Sinclair to shoot 35 percent in the second half, but the lead became too big for LCCC to rally back from. With the lead too big, LCCC lost to Sinclair 84-53.

Angel Blakely 17 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists; Brandi Holowecky 10 points, 7 rebounds; Madi Bonner 9 points.
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LCCC Lady Commodores Can’t Stop Lakeland Lakers and Their Small Runs; Squeaks by LCCC - 2/10/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Kirtland, OH - Bad weather in Northeast Ohio couldn’t stop the rematch between LCCC Lady Commodores and the Lakers of Lakeland Wednesday evening. Never giving up, LCCC clawed their way back in the game multiple times but finally fell 82-71. Tonight’s loss puts LCCC season record at 7-19 (0-13).

Match Recap
Braving the winter storm, the LCCC Commodores traveled to Kirtland Ohio to face the Lakers for a second time this season. In their first match up the Lakers won by a very similar score of 82-70. The roles changed this time as the leading scorer last game, Onyx Lopez, didn’t suite up and Brandi Holowecky who didn’t dress the first time led the team in scoring with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Much like the first game, the Lady Commodores would battle early with Lakeland but allowed mini runs to take them out of their groove. Unable to control the paint on the defensive side of the ball, the Lakers of Lakeland would outscore LCCC 30-14 in the paint. For LCCC, the goal was to try and keep Lakeland off the glass and to limit turnovers and LCCC for most of the night did just that. Only committing 13 turnovers, LCCC was able to hang around but the shooting of Lakeland made things difficult.

Shooting the ball well early, the Lady Commodores were forced to make adjustments on the defensive side of the ball. “We went zone early in the game but they just shot the ball really well so we went with the switch to man to force them to take tougher shots.” Said Coach Granito. This proved to work for LCCC as they managed to cut the 24-point lead to 10 on three different occasions. Along with some strong defense, Holowecky received some much-needed help from her teammates as three other players scored in double digits. Playing well for LCCC tonight was Molly Linn who contributed 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

With limited players dressing and nagging injuries, LCCC struggled to stay in man especially during their full court press as Coach Granito worried their depth would hurt them in the long run. Towards the end of the game, the Lady Commodores found themselves down big but didn’t give up. With one last final push and a big finish by Katelyn Thornton who finished with 14 points, the Lady Commodores made one last attempt to steal a win on the road. As the lead fell to 10, the clock was against LCCC and they were force to foul to put Lakeland on the line. In the end, LCCC ran out of time and fell 82-71.

Brandi Holowecky 19 points, 10 rebounds; Molly Linn 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks; Katelyn Thornton 14 points; Madi Bonner 11points; Angel Blakely 3 points, 3 rebounds.

What's Next
Lorain CCC will host Sinclair at 1 p.m., Saturday February 13 at LCCC.
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2nd Half Woes Hurt Lady Commodores as they Lose to Columbus State - 2/7/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - The Lady Commodores knew they had their hands full as they took on the Columbus State Lady Cougars Sunday afternoon. Playing well the first half, LCCC couldn’t find an answer in the second half as they lost the game 113-76. With only four games remaining in the season, the Lady Commodores see their season record fall to 7-18 (0-12).

Match Recap
Banged up and sore after playing the day before, the LCCC Lady Commodores made the first half very difficult for the Columbus State Cougars. The Cougars had the size but LCCC used their good outside shooting to keep themselves in this game. Unable to get much in the paint over the tall Cougars, LCCC relied on their outside shooting to keep the score close. With the score tied at 14, both Angel Blakely and Madi Bonner took control of the game as they combined for 15 of the teams 19 first quarter points.

The Lady Commodores played well early but struggled to stop the Cougars from getting easy points as they shot 40 percent from the floor in the half while LCCC shot 28 percent but shot 63 percent from the 3-point line. In the second quarter it was the rebounding that allowed the Cougars to extend their lead as they outrebounded LCCC 32 to 20 in the half. Chipping in on the rebounds was Brandi Holowecky who had 7 first-half rebounds along with her 9 points.

Every time Columbus State tried to grow their lead, Molly Linn ended that by hitting big 3 after big 3. With all 10 of Linn's first half points in the second quarter, LCCC managed to keep the lead within reaching distance. Linn had 10 points and 3 rebounds in the second quarter alone. Taking advantage of the Cougar fouls, LCCC made 13 of 18 free throws to go in the half down just 14 points.

It was the second half that did it for LCCC, as they couldn’t stop the Cougars from going on mini runs to extend their lead. Turning the ball over on multiple occasions, Columbus State took advantage by scoring on quick fast breaks. In the third quarter, Madi Bonner took on the captain role as she had 8 points in an effort to keep the Cougar lead in reaching distance.

Although the game was in favor of Columbus State, once again the free throw shooting was in favor of LCCC in the second half as they shot 21 more free throws converting on 11 of 21.

Not giving up, the Lady Commodores kept fighting but were out sized and out matched by Columbus State. Losing the rebound battle, assists and turnovers, LCCC fell to Columbus State 113-76.

Brandi Holowecky 20 points, 13 rebounds; Molly Linn 19 points, 10 rebounds; Madi Bonner 18 points; Angel Blakely 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists. 
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Short Handed Lady Commodores Fight Hard but Fall to Cincinnati State Surge - 2/6/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - Things didn't start off well for the Lady Commodores Saturday afternoon as they hosted the Cincinnati State Surge, who currently sit in second place in the conference. With only six players dressing, the Lady Commodores lost 114-66. They now have a season record of 7-17 (0-11).

Match Recap
The Lady Commodores have been playing shorthanded for much of the season but things didn’t get any better for the team Saturday afternoon as they started the game with only six players dressing and finished with only five.

Without leading scorer Onyx Lopez due to knee injury and Alycia Mathis with a sprained ankle, the Lady Commodores were in for a tough battle from the start.

The team relied heavily on Madi Bonner who continued her strong play over the last few games as she had a game high 28 points. From the start she was very aggressive getting to the free-throw line and creating shots for her teammates.

The Lady Commodores did a great job sticking around early as they only trailed 10-7 before Katelyn Thornton suffered an injury to her ankle. With her out, the team only had five players in their rotation. The team did their best to keep things close as they only trailed 29-18 at the end of the first quarter. LCCC had troubles on the defensive side of the ball as the Lady Surge shot 50 percent from the floor and 67 percent from the 3-point line hitting 6 of 9.

As the lead for the Surge grew, the strong play of Angel Blakely along with Bonner kept things in close distance. Blakely had 9 points but due to foul trouble she couldn’t play her usual hard nose defense.

Thornton was able to return to the game but even with another player, LCCC had no answer for the Surge’s long ball as they extended the lead to 16. On the bright side for LCCC, they applied more pressure causing Cincinnati State to turn the ball over and this allowed LCCC to get to the charity strike where they converted 7 of 12. Tired and beat up, the Lady Commodores trailed 59-40 at the half.

To start the second half, the Surge went on an early run that extended their lead but the continued strong play from Bonner was huge for the Commodores. In the second half, Brandi Holowecky and Molly Linn played well as Holowecky finished with 8 points and 13 big rebounds while Linn finished with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Lady Commodores on the day did a good job on the glass as they were only out rebounded 39 to 35 but the team's 23 turnovers didn’t help. With the Surge continuing to shoot well from the floor (57 percent in the second half), the Lady Commodores couldn’t stop their runs. In the end, the Cincinnati State Surge won 114-66 over Lorain CCC Commodores.

Madi Bonner 28 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound; Angel Blakely 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists; Molly Linn 9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists; Brandi Holowecky 8 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists.
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LCCC Lady Commodores Put Up Big Effort Against #9 Ranked Owens CC but Overmatched - 2/3/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Perrysburg, OH - LCCC Lady Commodores had no answers for the number nine ranked team in Division II Wednesday evening. Without their leading scorer, LCCC lost to the Owens CC Lady Express 120-44. After Wednesdays game, LCCC Lady Commodores have a season record of 7-16 (0-10)

Match Recap
In the team’s second game without Onyx Lopez, due to a leg injury, the Lady Commodores struggled to keep up with the high paced Owens CC team.

Taking the lead for the Lady Commodores was Angel Blakely who led her team with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Blakely didn’t score her first points until late first quarter as she hit a 3-pointer to stop the Express momentum.

With LCCC down a ball handler, Owens applied heavy pressure on the LCCC as the Lady Commodores committed 34 total turnovers. Going down 0-11 early in the first quarter, Madi Bonner made 3 of her 11 points to stop the Owens run but found themselves on the wrong end of the streak again as the Lady Express went on a 12-0 run.

Along with Blakely and Bonner, Brandi Holowecky chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds; Holowecky stopped the second run by scoring 4 straight points.

Things didn’t start off well in the second quarter as the Lady Commodores allowed the Lady Express to go on a 8-0 run before Blakely nailed a big 3-pointer. After allowing Owens to shoot 32% in the first quarter, LCCC allowed Owens to shoot 48 percent in the second quarter. With Blakely scoring 7 of the 9 points and LCCC being outrebounded 40 to 16 in the first half, the Lady Commodores went into the half down 59-19.

Playing short handed and still winded from the first half, the Lady Commodores didn’t find their groove until the fourth quarter. In the third, LCCC struggled defensively as Owens shot a game high 79 percent from the floor and went four for four from the 3-point line. Things didn’t start clicking for LCCC until the fourth where they shot 32 percent from the floor, and outrebounded Owens 14 to 12. The quarter was led by Bonner who scored 8 points and on the defensive side, Thornton played big with two blocks and 3 of her 4 rebounds for the game. Fighting to the end, the Lady Commodores fell to the Lady Express 120-44.

LCCC Top Performers
Angel Blakely 16 points, 7 rebounds; Madi Bonner 11 points, 2 rebounds; Brandi Holowecky 10 points, 8 rebounds.
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Lorain CCC Lady Commodores Suffer Road Lost at the Hands of Clark State - 1/30/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Springfield, OH - On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Commodores of Lorain CCC faced Clark State Lady Eagles for the second time this season. The end result was not in favor of LCCC as Clark State won 85-64; Lady Commodores see their season record fall to 7-15 (0-10).

Match Recap
Losing is tough enough but the Lady Commodores may have suffered a bigger lost as their leading scorer on the season suffered a knee injury prior to tip off. According to LCCC’s head coach, Vincent Granito, during warm-ups Onyx Lopez hurt her knee and will be reevaluated when the team returns to Elyria.

With Lopez and her 20.5 points per game out for the matchup, the Lady Commodores had to find other ways to be effective on the offensive side of the ball. Filling the missing void of Lopez was Brandi Holowecky who stepped up big for her team as she finished the game with 18 points and 22 rebounds.

Initially things didn’t start out well for the Lady Commodores as Clark State came out the gates fast, applying lots of pressure to LCCC and forcing 20 total turnovers for the game. Although Holowecky had 22 rebounds and Angel Blakely chipped in 12 of her own, the Lady Commodores struggled to keep the Lady Eagles off the glass as they were outrebounded and outscored 24-9 on second chance shots.

On a brighter note, Madi Bonner picked up where she left off at as she had a few shooting hot streaks during the game; Bonner on the game contributed 14 total points for her team. Finding Bonner open most of the game was Blakely who had a game high nine assists along with her 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The Lady Commodores also had moments of great defense but Clark State shot the ball well from the 3-point line as they out scored LCCC 27-6 from the 3-point line. On the other side of the ball, the Lady Commodores seemed to miss the big play of Lopez, as shots didn’t seem to fall in crucial moments.

With the game almost out of reach late in the 2nd half, the Lady Commodores adjusted their game plan and forced the Lady Eagles into late game turnovers and foul trouble. With the adjustments, the Lady Commodores were able to get to the charity strike 23 times but could only convert on 10 of them.

With great ball movement and creating easy shots for themselves, LCCC was able to cut the lead to 12 points with 3 minutes remaining but free throw struggles ended the run as they missed seven consecutive free throws late in the fourth quarter.

Tired from their late game run, the Lady Commodores couldn’t seem to find a defensive stop and the Lady Eagles outscored LCCC by 9 points the last few minutes of the game.

With the gap too large, Clark State finished off Lorain CCC 85-64 and drops the Lady Commodores season record to 7-15 (0-10).

LCCC Top Performers
Brandi Holowecky 18 points, 22 rebounds; Madi Bonner 14 points; Angel Blakely 10 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists.
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Edison CC Too Much for Lorain CCC Lady Commodores - 1/27/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - In the second go around, the Lorain County Community College Women’s Basketball team couldn’t even up the season series against Edison CC as they dropped their home game Wednesday evening. Unable to contain the Lady Chargers, LCCC lost 91-60 and drop their 3rd game in a row; season record sits at 7-14 (0-9).

Match Recap
The Lady Commodores of LCCC wanted to get off on the right foot against Edison CC. Things were pretty even to start as both teams traded baskets early on. The aggressive play from the Lady Commodores kept them in it but the ball movement of Edison CC wore the Commodore's defense down. At 5-5, Edison went on a 7-0 run that continued on until the Lady Commodores trailed 17-9 before Coach Granito called his first timeout of the game.

Continuing her strong play of late, Madi Bonner came out very aggressive, getting herself to the free throw line as well as hitting big shots. Along with Bonner’s aggressive play, Onyx Lopez was able to convert on 3 of 4 free throws chipping in 10 first half points. At the end of 1 quarter, the Lady Commodores only trailed 24-18 forcing their opponent into multiple turnovers that kept them within reach. It was the 2nd quarter that put LCCC in a hole that they couldn’t dig themselves out of.

The Lady Chargers of Edison CC came out fast extending their lead but back to back big 3’s by Angel Blakely and Bonner, put the team back within 7 before the ball movement of Edison started to wear the Commodore defense down again. Going into a scoring drought, the Lady Commodores had no answer for Edison who shot 43% from the field and out-rebounded the Lady Commodores 30 to 21. The lead was extended to 41 to 24 and, with under a minute remaining, the lead grew to 52-30 to end the half.

To start the 2nd half, the Lady Commodores still struggled to stop the Lady Chargers ball movement and the Chargers went on an 8-0 run. To stop the scoring drought, Bonner hit a big 3. On the bright side, the Lady Commodores forced 12 turnovers which gave them some easy baskets. Shooting struggles continued most of the 2nd half as LCCC shot a game low 21% from the field while the Lady Chargers shot 41%. With the gap too large, the Lady Commodores fell 91-60.

LCCC Top Performers
Onyx Lopez 19 points, 4 rebounds; Madi Bonner 17 points, 4 rebounds; Katelyn Thornton 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist; Angel Blakely 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist; Brandi Holowecky 3 points, 11 rebounds.
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Physical Game Too Much for Lady Commodores - 1/23/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Columbus, OH - In a physical game from start to finish, the LCCC Lady Commodores couldn’t find enough answers to win the final game of their three-game road trip against the Columbus State Cougars. The Lady Commodores drop the Saturday afternoon contest 110-80 and see their record fall to 7-13 (0-8).

Match Recap
The Lady Commodores of LCCC struggled to find their groove against a very physical Columbus State team that has a season record of 8-10 (4-3). “It was a very physical game and we didn’t adapt to that style of play until the second half.” said Coach Granito after the game.

Right from the team’s first possession, Madi Bonner made her presence known making her first 3 points of the game. Scoring 6 points in the first quarter, Bonner gave her team a necessary spark to keep up with an aggressive Cougars team early on. Along with Bonner, Angel Blakely chipped in 6 early points in the first quarter but, even with Bonner and Blakely finding the bottom of the net, the Lady Commodores struggled to maintain possession as they turned it over 12 times in just the first quarter.

Down just 8-11 with a little over six minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Lady Commodores went cold and allowed the Lady Cougars to go on a 8-0 run then a 12-0 run before getting another field goal.

As the second quarter started, LCCC struggled to stop the physical Cougars team who seemed to be hot for most of the first half. As the lead started to extend, the Lady Commodores were able to put themselves at the free-throw line converting on 7 of 10 free throws. Bonner kept things rolling for her team scoring 7 points in the quarter but the eight second-quarter turnovers and fast-paced Cougars made it difficult for the Lady Commodores to stop the bleeding. At the half, LCCC trailed Columbus State 61-35.

The second half was much better for LCCC as they seemed to adjust to the physical play of Columbus. While Onyx Lopez chipped in 6 third-quarter points, the team’s defense picked up; they were able to force the Lady Cougars to 10 quarter turnovers.

With the game pretty much out of reach, the Lady Commodores focused on winning the last two quarters; they were able to tie Columbus State 20-20 and found some positives heading into the fourth quarter.

One of the other struggles for LCCC was rebounding as Columbus State out rebounded them 59-37 on the night making it hard for the Lady Commodores to close the gap. Even with the team struggles on the glass, Brandi Holowecky played big chipping in 13 rebounds and 7 points and Molly Linn gave the team 10 rebounds and 6 points.

In the fourth quarter, Lopez was able to do the things she normally does by giving her team 9 points but, with the lead too far gone, the Lady Commodores dropped the road game 110-80.

LCCC Top Performers
Madi Bonner 25 points, 2 rebounds; Onyx Lopez 19 points, 3 steals, 2 assists; Angel Blakely 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
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Lady Commodores Can’t Keep Up With Tri-C - 1/20/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cleveland, OH - On the teams second road game out of three straight, the Lady Commodores of LCCC struggled to close quarters and keep up with Cuyahoga Community College Wednesday evening. In what was a tight game most of the night, the Lady Commodores fell 81-62 and see their season record drop to 7-12.

Match Recap
Playing against a taller and deeper team is never easy but LCCC gave Cuyahoga CC all they could handle most of the game. “We were shorthanded again with only seven to their 14, but we played well most of the game.” Said Coach Granito.

For most of the first half the game was even as the Commodores played great team ball. Madi Bonner seemed to have the hot hand on the night as she chipped in 14 total points for her team. Along with Bonner, Onyx Lopez and Angel Blakely made big plays for the Commodores as the first half came to a close. Down just 4 points with the half coming to a close, Cuyahoga CC nailed four straight 3-pointers to extend their lead to 16.

Not giving up, the Lady Commodores came out the gates fast to start the third quarter cutting the lead to 8. The teams season leader, Lopez, struggled but still found ways to be effective chipping in 11 points along with Blakely who had 11 points of her own.

Although the Lady Commodores as a team played well offensively for the most part, defensively they made things very difficult for the much taller team as LCCC had 16 blocked shots. Katelyn Thornton found her place on the floor on the defensive side giving her team five of those 16 blocked shots.

As the game headed into the fourth quarter, the Lady Commodores did a good job controlling the glass and not giving Tri-C many second opportunities. With 10 total rebounds each, Molly Linn and Brandi Holowecky tried to play as big as they could against the much taller team. Similar to the first half, the Lady Commodores couldn’t find a way to close the half as the lead jumped to 10 points and quickly went to 18 points in less than two minutes. Unable to close out, LCCC Lady Commodores went cold shooting to end the game and fell 81-62.
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Lady Commodores Get Big Road Win Against Penn State DuBois - 1/16/16 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

DuBois, PA - The Lorain CCC Lady Commodores picked up a big road win Saturday afternoon as they defeated Penn State DuBois 72-68. Playing shorthanded with only six players, the Lady Commodores out scrapped the Lady Lions to put their season record at 7-11.

Match Recap
Playing shorthanded is nothing new to the Lady Commodores as they’ve played multiple games in the New Year with several players missing in action. “It’s never easy playing shorthanded,” said Coach Granito, “It’s even harder when the other team has 13 players but we pulled together to get a hard-fought win.”

Leading the Lady Commodores in scoring was Onyx Lopez who had a game high 24 points. The big play of Angel Blakely, who ended her day with 20 points and 14 rebounds, was one of the biggest reasons for LCCC’s success against the Lady Lions.

For most of the first half, the game was back and forth as neither team could extend their lead. Just as the Lady Commodores were getting ready to head to the half all tied up, LCCC allowed the Lady Lions to end the half on a great note, giving up several big 3’s that allowed Penn State DuBois to take a lead to 8 to the locker room.

Making necessary adjustments at the half, the Lady Commodores were able to outscore the Lady Lions in the third quarter by 6 points. Finding her groove, Madi Bonner chipped in 16 points during crucial times of the game, which continued into the fourth quarter.

Along with out scoring the Lady Lions in the second half, they also dominated the glass, outrebounded the Lady Lions on the day; Molly Linn had 11 rebounds along with Katelyn Thornton who contributed 13 of her own.

In the fourth quarter, LCCC Lady Commodores played tough defense as they once again outscored their opponent by 6 points and was able to close the game out 72-68.
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Turnovers Hurt Lady Commodores; Lose to Lakeland CC Lady Lakers - 1/13/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - In a game full of turnovers, the Lady Commodores caught the short end of the stick as they lost Wednesday evening to Lakeland CC. Unable to finish a late-game comeback, LCCC Lady Commodores lost 82-70 and see their season record drop to 6-11.

Match Recap
With another night missing one of the team’s leading scorers in Brandi Holowecky due to an injury, the Lady Commodores had to find other ways to be effective on the offensive side of the ball.

Right from the beginning, the game had multiple turnovers by both teams to start and it never got better for LCCC as the first quarter continued on.

With most of the first quarter a dead lock, the Lady Commodores were able to stay in the game with Angel Blakely leading the way. With 8 first-half points for Blakely, LCCC tried to keep up with the physical Lady Lakers of Lakeland CC. As the first quarter came to a close, the Lady Commodores trailed 16-9, mostly due to the Commodore turnovers. The team’s leading scorer for the season, Onyx Lopez, struggled much of the first half as she committed 10 of the teams 16 first-half turnovers.

Even with the handful of turnovers, Lopez was able to chip in 6 points and four rebounds. Along with Lopez, Katelyn Thornton and Molly Linn contributed five rebounds each as the team as a whole had problems keeping the Lady Lakers off the glass. As the lead extended to 10 points in the second quarter, the Lady Commodores just couldn’t find a way to take advantage of their possessions. Madi Bonner was able to find the bottom of the net to end the half 41-29.

The second half wasn’t much different as both teams once again struggled to minimize their turnovers. The Lady Commodores couldn’t get the lead under 10 and the Lady Lakers couldn’t find a way to put the game out of reach.

Lopez, who struggled most of the first half, found her groove in the third as she scored 7 of her 19 points in a small stretch of time. As Lopez started to connect, the team started to apply heavy pressure to Lakeland.

As the fourth quarter began, the Lady Commodores went on a 6-0 run to start the quarter and slowly chipped away at the lead. Like most of the game, every time LCCC got the lead to single digits, they just couldn’t find a way to close the deal.
“Every time we found a way to get it to 6 or so, we just couldn’t finish. We just couldn’t find a way to capitalize on it.” said Coach Granito following the game. As the turnovers piled back on for the Lady Commodores, the game became out of reach as Lakeland closed the deal beating Lorain 82-70.

Onyx Lopez finished the night with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists; Angel Blakely 18 points, six rebounds, two assists; Katelyn Thornton 15 points, nine rebounds; Molly Linn 8 points, and eight rebounds. 
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Short Handed Lady Commodores Lose on the Road to Sinclair CC - 1/9/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Dayton, OH - Playing three games in four days is never easy but playing short handed didn’t help the Lorain CCC Lady Commodores as they faced both these task Saturday afternoon. After routing Jamestown CC Thursday evening, the Lady Commodores had no answer for Sinclair CC as they lost 99-43. The Lady Commodores now have a season record of 6-10.

Match Recap
Nothing came easy for the Lady Commodores of LCCC as they played without Brandi Holowecky, Emily Capers, and due to an injury, only received two quarters from Angel Blakely. "We took two steps forward and three steps back after today." Said Coach Granito. "We were very short handed and just struggled today."

The Lady Commodores got off on the wrong foot going down early. Short handed, Onyx Lopez tried her best to keep her team in the game. With a team high 20 points, Lopez was able to connect in multiple ways. Along with Lopez, Katelyn Thornton chipped in 9 points of her own.

With most of the offense missing and Angel Blakely only playing 2 quarters, things didn't get any easier the 2nd half. "We had no energy and their fast pace offense was hard to keep up with, especially with only 6 healthy bodies." Said Coach Granito. In the 2nd half, the Lady Commodores struggled to find any offense as they were only able to score 5 points as they lost the 2nd half 32-5.
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LCCC Women’s Basketball Snaps Losing Streak; Wins Big at Home - 1/7/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - After dropping seven straight games, the Lady Commodores of LCCC snapped their losing streak by dominating Jamestown Community College (NY) Thursday night. In what started off as a close game, the Lady Commodores took control in the second half and won by a final score of 80-58.

Match Recap
Coach Granito had two things on his mind headed into Thursday’s game; to end their current season losing streak and to finally give the women’s basketball team a win after the New Year, which hasn’t been done in two seasons. “Yesterday was rough but we took it for what it was; we’re ready for tonight and we feel pretty good going into this game.” Said Coach Granito.

The Lady Commodores came out the gate fast as they jumped out to an early 4-0 lead that was sparked by Angel Blakely who scored the games first points then assisted on the next possession.

The lead grew as they went up 17-3; the big play of Madi Bonner was huge for LCCC as she found her groove early. Bonner managed to score 9 first-half points and three rebounds.

With early LCCC fouls, the Jamestown Jayhawks cut the lead by going on an 8-0 run. Blakely went to the bench early in foul trouble but Onyx Lopez put the team on her back and kept her Commodores on top. Lopez lead the team with 12 first-half points and received major help from Brandi Holowecky who had 6 points and 7 rebounds.

In the second quarter, the Lady Commodores kept their lead by forcing the Lady Jayhawks to commit 12 first-half turnovers. With a 10-point lead and under six minutes remaining in the half, the Lady Commodores saw their lead slip away as they struggled to defend the deep ball and struggled to score the ball. The late run by Jamestown gave the Lady Commodores just a 3-point lead going into the half; LCCC lead by a score of 35-32.

Coach Granito and his Commodores came out the locker room with team ball as their top priority as they managed to put together a game high 11 assists in the second half. With the continued hot hand of Lopez, the team found themselves up 53-40 early in the third quarter and never looked back.

The stifling second-half defense of the Lady Commodores made everything difficult for Jamestown as the Jayhawks shot a game low 29 percent while the Commodores shot a game high 42 percent. Extending their lead to 22, LCCC never gave their opponent a chance to cut the lead but forcing Jamestown into more late game turnovers.

Lorain CCC was able to snap their losing streak with this dominant performance and knocking of Jamestown by a score of 80-58.
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DII Ninth-Ranked Owens Too Much for LCCC Women’s Basketball - 1/6/16
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - In one of the toughest games the LCCC Lady Commodores will play all season, the Commodores drop Wednesday home game to Owens Community College. In what started as a close game, the Lady Express ran away with the win, going on a second-half run to beat LCCC 116-50.

Match Recap
It was no surprise to Coach Granito and his Lady Commodores that they were in for a tough battle as they took on the ninth-ranked team in DII.

“This team is nationally ranked ninth in Division II basketball so we know it’s going to be tough but we’ll come out battling.” said Coach Granito before tipoff.

Things didn’t start off well for the Lady Commodores as they went down 11 early in the first quarter. What kept LCCC in the game was the foul trouble for the Lady Express.

Down just 8 points in the first quarter, leading scorer for the Lady Commodores, Onyx Lopez was very aggressive scoring 12 points in the first half.

Along with Lopez, Angel Blakely chipped in 8 first-half points as the Lady Commodores continued to battle until half way through the second quarter.

In the second quarter the Lady Commodores failed to take care of the ball as they committed 21 first-half turnovers allowing the Lady Express to get easy transition baskets. With team fouls in favor of Owens, the Lady Commodores went into the half trailing 56-31. 

The second half was all Owens CC as LCCC was only able to put up 8 third-quarter points and shoot a game low 22 percent in the second half.

Rebounds for the Commodores were an issue as they played small ball and was out rebounded 69 to 26 for the game.

With Owens taking a commanding lead, Lopez still managed to score 19 for the game with four rebounds, Angel Blakely 12 points and seven rebounds and two other Lady Commodores contributing 8 points.

In the end, Owens CC was too much as they went on a big second-half run beating the Lady Commodores 116-50. 
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Second Half Comeback Not Enough for Lady Commodores - 12/29/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - Having multiple days off due to the holiday break is never easy and the Lady Commodores of LCCC found out the hard way Tuesday night as they just fell short of a comeback win. Hosting Division II Glen Oaks Lady Vikings, the Lady Commodores dropped their home game 75-64. With this lost the Commodores find themselves in a bit of a losing streak and drop to 5-8 (0-2) on the season.

Match Recap
Head Coach of the Lady Commodores, Coach Granito, before the game felt confident leading up to tip even though the team has been off for some time. “It’s never easy during this time of year with the break but I think we had the best practices of the year these past few days so we shall see; usually good practices transitions into the game.”

Lorain CCC would struggle out of the gates going down 0-3 quickly and struggled to get into rhythm. As the lead grew, Onyx Lopez and Brandi Holowecky were able to keep the Lady Commodores in the game by attacking the hoop and giving their teams multiple second chances with offensive rebounds. Lead by the game’s leading scorer, Brandi Holowecky, who finished with 22 points and 22 rebounds, LCCC was able to keep the game close in the first quarter. With fouls favoring LCCC and out-rebounding the Lady Vikings 24-15 in the first half, things looked good until the second quarter.

The Lady Commodores just couldn’t find an answer for the Lady Vikings deep ball as they shot over 46 percent from the 3-point line and 53 percent from the entire floor. The Lady Commodores tried to keep up with the hot shooting hand of Glen Oaks but couldn’t do so as they found themselves shooting a game low 33 percent.

Going scoreless for over 3 minutes to close the half, the Lady Commodores went into the locker room trailing 46-28.

The opening minutes of the second quarter were no different from the first half as the Commodores allowed the Lady Vikings to go on a 6-0 run to open things up. Committing 12 additional second-half turnovers, 24 for the entire game, the Lady Commodores struggled to get anything going until late third where they went on two big runs to cut the lead down to 7. Outside of Lopez and Holowecky, the Lady Commodores got big minutes out of Molly Linn who chipped in 11 points but it was the rebound difference that made the run possible. With seven rebounds of her own by Emily Capers, the Lady Commodores stayed as close as 6 for much of the fourth quarter.

With time running out, the Lady Vikings were able to capitalize on their free throws as they went to the line 13 times in the second half and converted on 11 of them. The Lady Commodores would watch the Glen Oaks Lady Vikings shoot their way to victory, 75-64. With not too much to be happy about in the first half, the Lady Commodores did find some positives. “We’re not playing well right now, we all know this but we have to keep playing hard and that’s what we did tonight”, said Coach Granito after the game.
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LCCC Lady Commodores Drop Conference Game - 12/19/15 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cincinnati, OH - The Lady Commodores of Lorain County Community College dropped their second conference game as they fall to Cincinnati State Saturday afternoon. The Lady Commodores lost 97-41 and now have a season record of 5-7 (0-2).

Match Recap
The Lady Commodores struck first as Angel Blakely made the first basket of the day but after exchanging baskets and a made free throw by Blakely, the Cincinnati State Surge would go on a 22-1 run to end the first quarter making it 27-4.

Coach Granito was not pleased with the amount of turnovers which made it difficult for the team to compete. “We had 24 turnovers and when you play against a program with tons of D1 talent, it’s going to be hard to stay in the game.”
The turnover battle was won by the Surge as well as the rebounds as they out rebounded the Lady Commodores 56-39.

The second quarter was much closer as the Lady Commodores picked up some momentum scoring nine of their 13 first-half points. The Lady Commodores leading scorer, Onyx Lopez who scored 18 points and had nine rebounds, started to get in rhythm as she become much aggressive in the quarter.

In the second half, Coach Granito was very impressed with his team's will to keep fighting. “This is the best team we’ve played this season and I like our mindset in the second half because we used the game as a way to get better.”

The Lady Commodores were able to go on a run late in the third quarter and Lopez found some help as Katelyn Thornton chipped in 10 points and six rebounds. In the end, the Surge were too much for the Lady Commodores as they won 97-41.
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Edison CC Too Much for Lady Commodores - 12/16/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant


Piqua, OH - For the first time this season, the Lady Commodores fall below .500 after losing to Edison CC Wednesday evening. In a tough battle against the Division II Chargers, the Commodores dropped the road game.

Match Recap
Conference play is under way and the Lady Commodores have hit a hard streak as they have struggled in the month of December, dropping four straight games. On the bright side, the Lady Commodores are finally a complete roster as everyone is healthy and players Alexis Saulsberry and Katelyn Thornton made their season debut.

The Lady Commodores came out ready to play and gave the Chargers all they could handle, as the first half was tight. LCCC found themselves in foul trouble in which they were called for 14 first-half fouls compared to Edison’s two.

For the second game in a row, Angel Blakely led the Lady Commodores in scoring as she finished with 30 points and six rebounds. Along with Blakely, Onyx Lopez finished with 14 points and six rebounds that helped LCCC go into the half down just 6 points.

It was the second half that buried the Lady Commodores as they went down 26 points within the first 6 minutes of the third quarter. The pressure of the Chargers ended up being too much for the Lady Commodores who committed 22 turnovers on the night and shot well below the team averages, shooting 5-of-20 from the three-point line and 14-of-24 from the line.

After the 90-69 lost, Coach Granito said, “This is the first night we played with all our players so it’s going to take time to get used to playing together.” With the schedule not getting any easier, Coach Granito understands these next few games are vital. “League play is all Division II teams now so it’s definitely a step up in talent but we’re finally a full roster.”
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Lady Commodores Basketball Loses Tough Road Game - 12/13/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH - On back to back days, the Lady Commodores fell short Sunday afternoon to Point Park JV. LCCC lost 76-69 and now have a season record of 5-5 (0-1).

Match Recap
In what was the rematch to a November 8 game that saw the Lady Commodores lose 84-68, the Lady Commodores gave a much better effort on the road.

In a matchup where size is not in favor of LCCC, the Lady Commodores gave Point Park all they could handle. Angel Blakely, who didn’t suit up for the initial game, led LCCC with 29 points. Along with Blakely, Onyx Lopez chipped in with 17 points and Madi Bonner contributed 15 points. With rebounds being an issue for LCCC, who had to match up with players that were six foot or taller, the Lady Commodores played an up-tempo game that seemed to favor them at times.

In the second half with three minutes remaining, LCCC came as close as 3 points but with lack of depth on the bench, the Point Park JV outlasted LCCC. The Commodores once again only dressed six players with one fallen ill. After the game, Coach Granito seemed very pleased with their effort. “I was happy with the effort given the fact we played back to back with only six players. We had a chance in the final minutes and that says a lot about our team's character.”
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Lady Commodores Basketball Drops Conference Opener - 12/12/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - The Lorain County Community College Women’s Basketball team opened up conference play Saturday against Division II Clark State Eagles. In a tough, hard fought game, the Lady Commodores fell 85-64.

Match Recap
In what was a very physical game, the up tempo pace of the Eagles was too much for the Commodores as LCCC went down big early. At the end of the first quarter, LCCC trailed 17-10 but found some rhythm as the game progressed. With 15 turnovers and shooting 36 percent from the field in the first half, the team’s leading scorer, Onyx Lopez, had to work extra hard to keep her team in the game. Lopez chipped in 12 points as well as Brandi Holowecky, who had eight first-half rebounds, kept the Commodores alive. The aggressive play of the Commodores got the game as close as 5 points as LCCC took seven first-half free throws compared to Clark State’s one. To end the half, LCCC trailed 39-29.

The second half was a different story as Clark State shot above 39 percent and won the battle on the glass 31 to 24. With the Commodores shooting below 29 percent for the second half, they found themselves down 20+ before going on a small run to start the fourth quarter. With 11 second-half points and 23 total points on the night, Lopez found her groove during the run which came as close as 12. Along with Angel Blakely’s 15 points and Brandi Holowecky’s 13 points and 14 rebounds, the Commodores had the Eagles frustrated.

In the end, the deficit was too big and the small LCCC roster ran out of gas as the Commodores fell 85-64. Lorain County Community College Women’s Basketball is now 5-4 (0-1) on the season and will look to end their two game losing streak tomorrow. After the game Coach Granito said, “From this point out we’re playing bigger teams; we have to be better ready to go. We’re getting ready to finally be a completely healthy team so we’ll be okay.”

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Lorain CCC Lady Commodores Drop Close Game in Rematch - 12/2/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Youngwood, PA - After an eight-day holiday layoff, the Lorain CCC Women's Basketball team came up short as they traveled to play a fresh Westmoreland CCC who just came off of a close lost on Monday night. In a close contest tonight, LCCC lost 54-60 and now sit at 5-3 on the season.

Match Recap
LCCC knocked off the Wolfpack on November 24 in an overtime victory (88-85) at home. This time around the Lady Commodores couldn't find a way to pull off the win in what turned out to be another nail biter. With Onyx Lopez under the weather, the Lady Commodores had to find other ways to produce points; Lopez fell well under her season average but still managed to chip in 10 points on the night.
Angel Blakely seemed to have the hot hand for the Lady Commodores as she led the team with 12 points but as a unit the Commodores struggled to connect. Shooting just 31 percent on the night, they also hurt themselves by committing 21 turnovers which never allowed the team to find their groove.

Even with their struggles, LCCC fought to the very end where they almost repeated things as they closed the gap late in the game. With under a minute to play, LCCC found a way to turn the double-digit lead into single digits by getting as close as 4 points to WCCC. With not enough time or gas left in the tank to pull off their second miracle, the Commodores fell short 60-54.

After the game Coach Granito found positives in a tough situation. “We just shot poorly and had way too many turnovers but having a long layover never helps. With another layover until our next game, we'll do a lot of fundamental shooting and ball handling to correct these phases of our game and be ready for December 12.”
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LCCC Women's Basketball Pulls Out OT Win - 11/24/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - The Lady Commodores of Lorain County Community College picked up another win Tuesday evening as they hosted Westmoreland County Community College in the Ewing Activities Center. In a tough defensive game, LCCC won 88-85 in overtime.

Match Recap
The start of the game was not in favor of the Lady Commodores as they struggled to get anything going. As WCCC tried to put their foot on the gas, the Commodores were able to hang around by visiting the charity line. LCCC made 9-10 free throws in just the first half and four of them came from Onyx Lopez; Onyx connected on 5-of-8 field goals to end the half with 14 points, three assists and three rebounds.

Along with Lopez, Brandi Holowecky contributed 12 points and 6 rebounds to keep LCCC in the game. In a back and forth first half, the Commodores were able to shoot above 45 percent from the field but they also allowed WCCC to shoot 49 percent as most came from second chances that resulted in easy put backs under the rim. Holowecky was able to end the half with a buzzer beater to put the Commodores up 40-36.

Much like the first half, LCCC came out sluggish to start the second half giving up easy buckets in the paint. With turnovers racking up (LCCC 23 on the night), Westmoreland was able to take a comfortable double digit lead in the third quarter. Unable to stop WCCC from making the deep ball, the Commodores found themselves still in the game by going to the free throw line once again.

With 3:47 remaining in the game, Madi Bonner (9 points, 5 rebounds) came up with a big 3 followed by another big shot by Molly Linn who ended her night with 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Commodores were able to get to the lead down to just 4 with less than 20 seconds remaining; with a quick layup and a steal on the inbound, the Commodores took the game to overtime.

In overtime, the roles switched as LCCC knocked down their shots and WCCC remained in the game by going to the free throw line. With leading scorer Onyx Lopez (game high 35 points) on the bench after fouling out, the Commodores relied on their strong defense. After WCCC received a technical and LCCC missed their free throws, the Lady Commodores pulled out the win, stunning WCCC 88-85 in overtime.
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Lady Commodores Win Close Game on the Road - 11/21/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Titusville, PA - On Saturday afternoon, LCCC Women's Basketball team added another win to their record and now sit at 4-2. In a close game, the Lady Commodores won 79-76 against Pitt Titusville.

Match Recap
Earlier in the season the Lady Commodores won big against Pitt Titusville (101-41), but the second time around was a much harder task. With foul troubles lingering over the Commodores, the Panthers took advantage of this and led most of the game.

With the Commodores early struggles, they found themselves down as much as 15 points in the third quarter. The Commodores were led by Onyx Lopez who had a game high 30 points and Madi Bonner who chipped in 16 points. At the end of the third quarter, the Commodores were able to get the game to just 8 points.

In the fourth quarter, the Commodores hit the switch and went on a 23-12 run. Going down to the wire, the Commodores had to find a way to win without their leading scorer Onyx Lopez and Angel Blakely (10 points) who fouled out. By playing hard-nose defense, the Commodores were able to pull of the win 79-76.

After the game Coach Granito said, “Our pressure in the fourth quarter really made the difference, we created a lot of forced turnovers.”

Although Coach Granito was happy with their tough defense, he wasn't too happy with the teams mindset early on. “Our biggest problem was a lack of energy from the start and foul troubles. We really flipped the switch in the fourth quarter.”
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LCCC Women Drops Home Game to Walsh University JV - 11/17/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - Lorain CCC Women's Basketball loss a tough home game Tuesday night against the junior varsity team of Walsh University. In an up-and-down game, the Commodores fell 73-85 and fall to 3-2 on the season.

Match Recap
Unlike the previous four games of the season, the Lady Commodores didn’t come out with the hot hand; instead, the Commodores found themselves down as much as 10 in the first few minutes of the game. With seven team turnovers, the Commodores had to find a different way to stay in the game.

With 14 first-half free throw attempts, the Commodores were able to end the first quarter on a run, going up 24-19. Led by Onyx Lopez who had 15 first-half points and ended the night with a game high 29, LCCC couldn’t hold on to the lead and went to the half down 32-39.

In the second half, the Commodores once again played themselves into a hole as Walsh jumped out to an early lead. With the second-half emergence of Angel Blakely, who ended the night with 14 points, the Commodores were able to keep things close as they headed to the fourth quarter down 50-56.

In the final quarter of play, it was the rebounds that hurt the Commodores as they were out rebounded 38 to 50. With the Commodore defense allowing their opponent to shoot 41 percent on the night, they eventually fell 73-85.

After the game Coach Granito was not happy with the amount of turnovers they had. “The turnovers just killed us tonight. We have to get better, and we will.”
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LCCC Women Complete Sweep at Weekend Tournament - 11/14/15 

Youngwood, PA - Lorain CCC Women's Basketball Team completed the weekend sweep at the Westmoreland Community College in Pennsylvania. The Commodores beat Anne Arundel to win the game 62-49 Friday afternoon then beat Lehigh Carbon CC Saturday 66-48.

Match Recap
Saturday afternoon against Lehigh Carbon, the Commodores found themselves in a dog fight as they struggled to find their way early in the game. In what turned out to be a foul-plagued game, the Commodores found themselves down seven midway through the second quarter.

Led by Onyx Lopez (21 points), the Commodores were able to finish the half strong on a 13-0 run to go in the locker room up 6 points. At the half, Coach Granito stressed the importance of finishing the quarters strong and that's exactly what the Commodores did in the second half. As Lehigh made a late third-quarter run, the Lady Commodores ended the third by going up by nine.

Along with Lopez, Coach Granito found production from Brandi Holowecky (15 points) and Madi Bonner (10 points). As the final quarter started, the Commodores applied pressure to go up as much as 20 and never looked back to end the game 66-48.

After a weekend sweep, and great play, the Commodores received two players on the all-tournament team; Onyx Lopez and Madi Bonner were selected.
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Lorain CCC Women Pull Out Big Win Friday - 11/13/15
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Youngwood, PA - It was a big afternoon for the Lady Commodores Basketball team as they traveled to Westmoreland Community College in Pennsylvania for their weekend tournament. The Commodores were able to out-scrap Anne Arundel to win the game 62-49.

Match Recap
It has been a common trait for the Lady Commodores to come out the gates quickly and Friday was no different. LCCC jumped out to an early 10-0 lead applying tons of pressure on defense and giving their opponent too much to handle on the offensive side. Unfortunately, the Commodores took their foot off the gas and Anne Arundel was able to claw their way back into the game.

Led by Onyx Lopez, who had a team high of 18 points on the night, the Commodores found themselves in control much of the game. It wasn't until the third quarter where the Commodores found themselves down by three before Coach Granito pulled the troops together.

Besides Lopez, LCCC had three other players in double digits which included Madi Bonner (16 points), Brandi Holowecky (10 points), and Angel Blakely (11 points) who played in her first game of the season.

In the end, it was the team's 44 rebounds, led by Molly Linn, that helped seal the game for the Commodores. “Key to the game was our rebounding over a much taller team. That really made the difference today for us.” said Coach Granito.
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Lady Commodores Play Big But Come Up Just Short - 11/8/15 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - LCCC Lady Commodores Basketball team fell short Sunday afternoon as they hosted Point Park's JV team. After a fast start, the Lady Commodores were unable to pull out the win as they fell 84-68.

Match Recap
Much like Friday night, the Lady Commodores came out of the gate quick and jumped out to an early 12-0 lead. With the hot hand, Emily Capers had a first-half team high of 10 points and six rebounds. Along with Emily, Brandi Holowecky contributed 8 points and six rebounds of her own.

At the end of the first quarter, LCCC held a 21-15 lead and held Point Park to just 24 percent on 4-17 shooting. Forcing 11 first-half turnovers, the Commodores couldn't maintain the hot hand as their shooting went cold at 24 percent. Unable to slow Point Park down in the second quarter, Point Park was able to outscore LCCC 24 to eight to go into the half.

Coach Granito was unhappy with his team giving up so many first-half fast-break points. “We gave up a lot of points just on fast breaks. We have to learn to get back better, otherwise this is what will happen,” said Coach Granito.

The third quarter was a much better played quarter for the Lady Commodores as they were able to win the quarter 17-16 lead by Onyx Lopez who caught the hot hand in the second half of play ending the night with 22 points. With a big second half by Brandi Holowecky as well who ended the night with 19 points and 13 rebounds, the Commodores stuck around as long as they could. In the end, the Lady Commodores didn't have enough gas to pull of the win as they fell short 84-68.
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Lady Commodores Open Season With Big Win - 11/6/15 
By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH - With a short-handed bench and a first-year coach, the Lady Commodores felt no pressure as they won big to tip the season off Friday night. In a lop-sided victory, LCCC beat University of Pitt Titusville 101-41.

Match Recap
First year head coach, Vincent Granito, didn't hesitate to send a message by jumping out of the gate fast; the Commodores went on a 17-0 run to start the game and never took their foot off the pedal. LCCC was lead by Madi Bonner and Onyx Lopez, who each contributed 18 points in the first half, and made the night very difficult for the Panthers. In the first half, the Commodores out rebounded the Panthers 25 to 15 and had just one turnover to the Panthers seven.

The key to success the entire game was the ball movement by the Commodores. In just the first half, LCCC connected on 14 assists which is what Coach Granito preached to his team all pregame. After the game Coach Ganito said, “The number of assists we had tonight was great. We moved the ball so well and that just comes from playing together all through the off season. I wanted to make sure we played as a unit, not as individuals.”

Much was the same in the second half as the Commodores ended the night shooting 51 percent from the field. Finishing with a double double, Brandi Holowecky (22 points, 12 rebounds) helped the Commodores finish off the Panthers in dominate fashion.

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2014-15 Women's Basketball Team News
Women End Their Season with a Loss to Mid Michigan CC - February 20, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Mid Michigan Community College 92-34 in the Division III Region XII Championship game Friday night. The Lady Commodores end their season with a 5-24 overall record and 0-14 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Mid Michigan moved their record to 20-5 overall.

The Lady Commodores ended their season with the lost in the Division III Region XII Championship game to Mid Michigan Community College. LCCC had a tough time on offense, especially in the first half, scoring just 9 first-half points. The leading scorer in LCCC’s final game was freshman Molly Linn, who had 7 points, five rebounds, and one steal. To end their LCCC careers, sophomores Gabby Woods and Katlynne Baker had solid performances. Woods had 6 points, six rebounds, and one block, while Baker had 5 points, two assists, one rebound, and four steals. “They give 100% all the time,” praised LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples about his two sophomores. “They do everything you ask them to do. They’re going to be successful in life.”

The smaller roster size really was a tough situation for the team. Coach Naples noted that it was tough to practice during the season without ten players to practice with. But even with the small roster, Coach Naples loved his team saying, “They play hard every game.” The Lady Commodores will look to get stronger next season and improve on a tough 2014-15 season.
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Women’s Basketball Fall to Owens CC in Final Regular Season Game - February 18, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Owens Community College 85-48 Wednesday night. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-23 on the season and 0-14 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Owens elevated their record to 27-1 overall and remained in first place in the conference at 12-0.

The Lady Commodores lost their final regular season game of the year in a game of two halfs versus the talented first place Owens Community College. LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples said that the girls struggled with rebounding and turnovers in the first half, but played one of their better stretches of the year in the second half. The Lady Commodores had 16 turnovers in the first half, but only had nine in the second half. LCCC was outrebounded 29-13 in the first half, but was only beaten on the boards by Owens 15-14 in the second half. Coach Naples liked how sophomore guard Katlynne Baker played in the game, leading the team in points with 13, rebounds with seven, and assists with three. Freshman guard Onyx Lopez was the other Lady Commodore in double figures scoring, scoring 10 points with her three rebounds and three steals. Coach Naples really liked how the team looked in second half and believes it could be a good stepping-stone for their playoff game on Friday.

The Lady Commodores will battle Mid Michigan Community College in the Division III Regional 12 playoff game. LCCC’s women basketball’s playoff game at Lorain County Community College will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
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Women’s Basketball Team Fall to Columbus State CC at Home - February 14, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Columbus State Community College 86-44 Saturday afternoon. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-22 on the season and 0-13 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Columbus State elevated their record to 18-3 overall and 9-2 in the conference.

On a blusterous afternoon, the Lady Commodores fell in their final regular season home game of the year. The women continued to struggle with turnovers and rebounding, which allowed Columbus State to build a large lead. LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples said that those two areas are the biggest problems for the team. LCCC had 27 turnovers that amounted to 31 points for the opponent. The Lady Commodores were outrebounded 41-27 by Columbus St. and gave up 18 offensive rebounds to the Columbus St.
Even in the loss, the women played tough throughout. LCCC was led in scoring by freshman guard Onyx Lopez, who scored 11 points. In the final regular season home game of their LCCC career, sophomore guard Katlynne Baker and sophomore forward Gabby Woods showed great leadership like they had all season. “Two kids I’ll never forget,” said Coach Naples about his sophomore pair. “They were great for our program. Without a doubt they were two leaders on the team, not always by what they say, but by how they do things.”

Coach Naples stressed rebounding and turnovers as the big issues the team must improve going forward. The Lady Commodores play their final game of the regular season on Wednesday versus Owens Community College.
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Women Lose Close Battle at Home Versus Tri-C - February 11, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Cuyahoga Community College 53-50 Wednesday night. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-21 on the season and 0-12 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Cuyahoga elevated their record to 7-12 overall and 3-6 in the conference.

The Lady Commodores played a tight game that came down to the final seconds. The two teams were never separated by more than 10 points. LCCC Assistant Coach Paul Wasmundt said, “They gave everything they had, they fought non-stop.” LCCC had a couple of opportunities to tie the game with under two minutes to go, but just couldn’t get the big basket when they needed it. “We just fell a little bit short,” Coach Wasmundt said following the loss. “If one ball goes our way, one rebound goes our way, it could have been a different game.” The women played a complete team effort with seven players notching at least a basket. The leading scorer for the Lady Commodores was freshman guard Onyx Lopez, who had 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Freshman guard Katelyn Thornton joined Lopez in double figures scoring with 10 points along with her four rebounds. The Lady Commodores were hurt by their 30 turnovers in the game that led to 28 points for Cuyahoga.

Coach Wasmundt added that the biggest issues to shore up for the next game are ball control and turnovers. The Lady Commodores will be back at in action on Saturday, when they face Columbus State Community College at home. Tipoff at LCCC for the women will be at 1 p.m.
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Women’s Basketball Lose to Cincinnati State CC - February 7, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost 98-48 to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Saturday afternoon. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-20 on the season and 0-11 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Cincinnati State elevated their record to 15-9 overall and 6-3 in the conference.

The Lady Commodores played tough early with just six players, staying within a few points of Cincinnati State with five minutes left in the first half. “We played a very good first half … the problem we ran into was that we only had six players today,” said LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples following the loss. “We just ran out of gas.”

The limited lineup for LCCC fell behind late in first half, ending the half down 48-27. “Our kids just got tired and started turning the ball over.” The full-court press that Cincinnati State put on the Lady Commodores really compounded the lack of bench, too. All six players for LCCC scored with three players reaching double figures in scoring. Freshman guard Molly Linn led the Lady Commodores with a team-high 14 points along with her five rebounds and one steal. Freshman guard Katelyn Thornton added 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal. “I’m proud of the kids, they did a great job. They played really well, every one of them. All six of them played really good today,” praised Coach Naples following the game.

“It’s a good character builder for us, it’s going to make us a better team.” Coach Naples continued to stress the importance of rebounding to getting LCCC on the winning side. 
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Women’s Basketball Loses to Lakeland CC on Snowy Evening - February 4, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Lakeland Community College 77-49 Wednesday night. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-19 on the season and 0-10 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Lakeland elevated their record to 12-11 overall and 5-3 in the conference.

The Lady Commodores had a tough first half when two of their starting five players went out for most of the half with injuries. The two players returned in the second half with a halftime deficit of 19, but the team overall played better in the second half with them back. LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples said the biggest reason for the loss today was the recurring problem of rebounding. Lakeland outrebounded LCCC 40-25 in the game, including 18 offensive rebounds for Lakeland. “That’s what killed us today. We just couldn’t rebound,” said Coach Naples. The leading scorer for the Lady Commodores was freshman guard Onyx Lopez, who had 16 points along with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. “She (Lopez) did a nice job of playing the way she’s supposed to. She didn’t force anything,” praised Coach Naples. The other Lady Commodore in double figures in the game was freshman forward Hannah Grablovic. Grablovic posted 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the defeat. “They played hard, we did a nice job offensively. We got a lot of good shots, we didn’t make them all,” Coach Naples said after the game.

“We got to get better at rebounding and defending the ball,” Coach Naples said. “Offensively we’re doing a nice job … but shots just aren’t falling,” explained Coach Naples. The Lady Commodores will travel to Cincinnati State on Saturday.
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Women’s Basketball Fall to Edison CC and Sinclair CC Over the Weekend - January 30-31, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team had a tough weekend losing both their games. LCCC fell to Edison Community College 58-54 Friday night and Saturday afternoon, LCCC lost to Sinclair Community College 80-38. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-18 on the season and 0-9 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Edison elevated their record to 3-15 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Sinclair is 15-8 overall and 5-3 in the conference after the win on Saturday.

Friday night, the Lady Commodores lost 58-54 in a close game to Edison Community College in their first game of the weekend. LCCC started off the game cold shooting, scoring only 14 points in the first half, but answered it with a very good second half, scoring 40 points in the second half. The women had a chance to tie the game late in the second half, but were unable to get over the hump. The surge in the second half was not enough to garner the win. Freshman guard Molly Linn led Lorain by notching a double-double with a team-high 15 points and 13 rebounds, along with three assists, three steals, and one block. Sophomore forward Gabby Woods also added a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while also getting two assists, one block, and one steal. The other player who scored in double digits for the Lady Commodores was freshman guard Katelyn Thornton, notching 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block.

Both Edison and LCCC struggled shooting the ball on Friday with Edison shooting just 29.5% from the field and LCCC shooting just 33.9% from the field. Edison took advantage of the foul line over LCCC making 22 of 35 from the line, while the Commodores only made 10 of 23 from the line. This defeat was a disappointing start of the weekend for the Lady Commodores.

On Saturday, the Lady Commodores fell to Sinclair Community College 80-38. In the first half, the game was neck and neck, but once the second half started, Sinclair pulled away from LCCC. “In the second half we just didn’t have the gas to stay up with them … we just ran out of gas,” LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples said after the loss. Even in the loss, Coach Naples was very impressed with Katelyn Thornton. “Katelyn Thornton really stepped it up this weekend … she gained a little bit of confidence this weekend,” praised Coach Naples. Coach Naples thinks the team played hard in the game, but simply the shots did not go in for the Lady Commodores.

Rebounding was the biggest issue in the loss. LCCC was hurt by the many second chance rebounds they allowed to Sinclair. It gave Sinclair the advantage in shot attempts because they would get second chance shots, while LCCC would be one and done in their offensive possessions. “If we can rebound, we can win. That’s basically what our message to the girls is going to be for the rest of the year,” Coach Naples said following the two defeats this weekend. 

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Women’s Basketball Fight Hard in Loss to Owens CC - Jauary 28, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Owens Community College 88-37 Wednesday night. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-16 on the season and 0-7 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Owens elevated their record to 21-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference.

The Lady Commodores played very tough against the #3 ranked NJCAA Division II and the top OCCAC women’s team. LCCC Head Coach Tony Naples said, “We played real well defensively. We just didn’t handle pressure well.” They played close to Owens for most of the first half, falling behind 41-20 at halftime. Freshman guard Onyx Lopez led the charge in the first half, finishing the game with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist, and three steals. Coach Naples said, “Onyx had a very good first half.” The team had a hard time on the boards, getting outrebounded by Owens 50-32 in the game. Sophomore forward Gabby Woods had another strong game in the paint, scoring eight points and grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. Owens played 12 players in the game with every player scoring at least two points.
“Rebounding is still our biggest problem,” said Coach Naples about what they need to work on for next game. The Lady Commodores will look to get back on the winning side when they travel to Edison Community College on Friday. Tipoff for the women will be at 5:30 p.m.
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Women’s Basketball Lose to Edison CC - January 24, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Edison Community College 68-46 Saturday afternoon. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-15 on the season and 0-6 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Edison elevated their record to 2-14 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

The Lady Commodores fell behind in the first half because of turnovers, ending the half down 39-18. Head Coach Tony Naples said, “We just beat ourselves.” In the second half the women played right with Edison, playing solid defense and moving the ball on the offense. The player of the game for the Lady Commodores was sophomore forward Gabby Woods, who played well on both sides of the court. Woods posted six points and nine rebounds, while on defense she had five blocks and four steals. Coach Naples praised Woods, saying, “Gabby is our strongest inside player.” Freshman guard Onyz Lopez led the scoring for LCCC with 14 points, along with three rebounds and one assist. Freshman forward Alexis Werley added 10 points and three rebounds for the Lady Commodores. Guard Brooke Dunlevy, who scored a game-high 26 points and also notched six rebounds and five assists, led Edison.

The Lady Commodores will look to end their losing streak this coming Wednesday at home versus Owens Community College. Tipoff for the women at LCCC is 5:30 p.m.
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Another Tough Loss for LCCC at Cuyahoga CC - January 21, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Cuyahoga Community College 77-57 Wednesday night. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-14 on the season and 0-5 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Cuyahoga elevated their record to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

The Lady Commodores trailed 39-35 at halftime, after playing a decent first half. “The women played a very good first half of basketball keeping to the game plan strategy,” said Head Coach Tony Naples. But Cuyahoga CC was able to pull away in the second half. “Unfortunately they lost focus and reverted back to their bad habit of not rebounding or playing defense within the team concept in the second half,” Coach Naples explained.

The Lady Commodores were led offensively by two freshmen, Onyx Lopez (Lorain) and Katelyn Thornton (Lutheran West). Lopez scored 19 points along with grabbing four rebounds and dishing two assists. Thornton scored 15 points to go along with her three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Sophomore Gabby Woods (Brookside) had a team-high 12 rebounds, while also scoring eight points in the defeat.
“Katelyn Thornton, Onyx Lopez, and Gabby Woods played very well at times but we need to play as a team for 40 minutes. We need to play as a team 40 minutes a game if we are going to win,” said Coach Naples following the loss. LCCC will look to do just that on Saturday when they come home to face Edison Community College at 1 p.m.
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Women’s Basketball Lose to Columbus State CC On the Road - January 17, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s team lost to Columbus State Community College 94-42 Saturday afternoon. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-13 on the season and 0-4 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Columbus State elevated their record to 12-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

Freshman Katelyn Thornton (Lutheran West) was the team’s leading scorer, scoring 14 points along with grabbing five rebounds. Freshman Onyx Lopez (Lorain) notched eight points, two rebounds, and two assists. Freshman Hannah Grablovic (North Olmsted) posted eight points and three rebounds, while sophomore Gabby Woods (Brookside) added five points and eight rebounds. LCCC was able to get to line often in the game, making 18 of 29 free throws in the game. Head Coach Tony Naples said, “Along with Gabby Woods, Katelyn Thornton and Molly Linn have been very good at times during the games, but we need more consistency from everyone on the team.”

Coach Naples said, “We need our players to step up to the challenge and become more physical and box out on the boards and make every offensive possession count.” The Lady Commodores will look to turn their fortunes around in their next game.
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Women’s Basketball Falls to Lakeland CC - January 14, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

LCCC women’s team lost to Lakeland Community College 80-38 on Wednesday night. The Lady Commodores’ record fell to 5-12 on the season and 0-3 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Lakeland raised their record to 10-8 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

This lost for the Lady Commodores was their fourth straight loss. Freshman Katelyn Thornton (Lutheran West) led the LCCC attack, notching 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the defeat. Freshman Molly Linn (Midview) was tough down low against Lakeland. Linn led the team with six rebounds, while also posting five points, two assists, and two steals in the game. The team committed 33 turnovers, turning into 36 points for Lakeland. For Lakeland, four players scored in double digits in the victory. Mercedes Hobbs led the scoring with 18 points along with getting nine rebounds and three steals. LCCC Assistant Coach Paul Wasmundt said, “They just were off tonight,” when asked about the performance of his team. Coach Wasmundt said that the team would specifically look to improve boxing out on rebounds and overall defense for their next game.
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Women’s Basketball Suffers Another Tough Loss At Home - January 10, 2015
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s basketball lost their third straight game, falling to Cincinnati State Community College 102-32 at home. The undermanned Lady Commodores fall to 5-11 on the season and 0-2 in conference. Cincinnati State moves to 10-6 on the season and 1-0 in conference.

The Lady Commodores were shorthanded once again due to injuries, forcing Head Coach Tony Naples to play only six players with all six players playing at least 30 minutes. The scoring for LCCC was led by freshman Raveen Horn, who scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. “We needed someone to pick up the slack and she did,” said Coach Naples about Horn leading the shorthanded Lady Commodores in scoring. Freshman Molly Linn was tough on both sides of the ball for the Lady Commodores. Linn scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds, while on defense snatching five steals from Cincinnati State. LCCC struggled with ball handling, committing 40 turnovers in the game. Cincinnati State showed good performances by Jada Jackson, who scored a game high 26 points, and Samia Carter, who had 12 points and 13 assists. Going into next week, Coach Naples said, “We just need to get healthy.” 

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Women’s Basketball Falls to Jamestown CC - January 6, 2013
By Joe Gilbert, Sports Information Coordinator

Lorain County Community College women’s basketball lost to Jamestown Community College 86-45 on Tuesday night, January 6th. The women were hamstrung with a short bench after suffering injuries. The Lady Commodores are now 5-10 after losing two straight games.

LCCC was led by freshman Onyx Lopez, who scored 15 points with five rebounds, two assists and three steals. Assistant Coach Paul Wasmundt said that Lopez is “a very tough player, a very gritty player.” Because of the short bench, four of the Lady Commodores had to play at least 38 minutes of the 40-minute game. Freshman Katelyn Thornton added 12 points, five rebounds, and one steal in the home loss. Head Coach Tony Naples told the girls that they had to drive the ball to the basket. The team did just that, allowing them to get to the line 37 times versus Jamestown, scoring 21 of their 45 total points from the line. The other Lady Commodore in double digits scoring was freshman Molly Linn, who notched 10 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Elle Reed, who scored a game high 23 points, led Jamestown in the victory. Assistant Coach Wasmundt noted that the team is “learning their grit and they’re a freshman team, a young team. They have to learn how to fight through adversity.” 

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Tough Game for Lady Commodores in Their First Conference Match-Up of Season
 January 3, 2015 
Lorain County Community College's Lady Commodores played a tough game against Sinclair Community College on Saturday, January 3rd. The girls struggled with possession of the ball in their first conference match-up of the season; the Commodores are also new to the OCCAC Conference this year.  Sinclair ended up taking the win 75-37.

Freshman Onyx Lopez picked up the pace during the second half. Lopez made 4 lay-ups and 2 free throws in the second half, scoring 10 of her 14 game points during the second half. Freshman Molly Linn had a strong first half, scoring 7 points for her team.  She made two free-throws, two jump-shots and one 3-point basket. “Molly is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen. When she’s out there she gives it 110%. She gives everything she has out on that floor,” said Assistant Coach Paul Wasmundt. “I would like to see more consistent rebounding and high-pressure defense from our players in games to come,” said Wasmundt.

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LCCC Splits Over Weekend at Westmoreland CCC & CCAC South
 December 20-21, 2014
On Friday the LCCC Women's Basketball Team played at Westmoreland CCC.  After a very poor first half, the Commodores came back but could not get a victory falling 67-58. Onyx Lopez led the team with 19 points.

On Saturday, the LCCC Ladies traveled to West Mifflin, PA, where they defeated CCAC South  by a score of 63-39. Onyx Lopez again led the way with 16 points.  Gabby Woods added 12 points and Raven Horn contributed with 10 points. The Lady Commodores have a record of 5-8 going into the holiday break and second half of the season.

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Commodores Defeat Point Park JV in Rematch - December 16, 2014
The Lady Commodores played tough against Point Park Women’s Junior Varsity team on Tuesday night at home. Lorain County Community College captured the win by a score of 69-58. Point Park jumped to a lead in the first half but the Commodores quickly made an aggressive come back scoring an impressive seven three-pointers and making 67% of their attempted free-throws. Onyx Lopez and Molly Linn led the scoring, with Lopez scoring 17 points and Linn scoring 14 points for her team. “Katlynne Baker kind of sparked us in the first half, she’s always going after rebounds and loose balls. She’s only 5’4” and she’s all over that floor,” said Coach Tony Naples. “We are playing at about 50% to our full potential right now and we still have a long way to go,” says Coach Tony Naples.
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Commodores Face Tough Competition at Jamestown Tournament - December 5-6, 2014
The Women's basketball team traveled to the Jamestown Tournament over the weekend and played two very good Division II teams.  LCCC lost to Jamestown CC by a score of 79-51 and to Niagara CCC by a score of  90-43. Bright spot for the Lady Commodores was Gabby Woods who averaged 7 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocked shots for the two games and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
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LCCC Women Fall to Henry Ford CC - December 3, 2014
The LCCC Women’s Basketball Team lost to Henry Ford CC by a score of 80-42 on Wednesday on the road. The Lady Commodores played well for the first 10 minutes and then went completely cold for the final 10 minutes of the first half, getting outscored 20 to 0. The second half also saw the team unable to consistently make their shots or stop HFCC on the other end of the floor. Bright spots for LCCC were Hannah Grablovic with 10 points (4 for 11 shooting) and Gabby Woods with 9 points (4 for 12 shooting) and 10 rebounds.
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Second Win in Row for LCCC with Victory over Westmoreland CCC - November 25, 2014
Westmoreland Women’s team scored the first 2 points of the game but the Commodores managed to lead the rest of the game on their way to a 78-73 win. Molly Linn scored an impressive 17 points in the game and took away six steals, seven rebounds, five assists and forcing four turn-overs. Onyx Lopez scored 14 points for her team and had four steals, four rebounds, five assists and six turn-overs. Westmoreland  fought their way back to come with 3 points, 71-68, with one minute left in the game after being down by as much as 16 during the game. “We got into foul trouble. The opposing team was smart, they had us fouling them to the basket and they were able to stop the clock a lot,” said Head Coach Tony Naples. The Lady Commodores held on for a close win. Their record stands at 3-4 for the season, with wins in the last two games.
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Women Avenge Early Season Lost to Pitt-Titusville - November 23, 2014
The LCCC Women's Basketball Team soundly defeated Pitt-Titusville  by a score of 55-21, avenging an earlier lost to the Panthers in LCCC's first game of the season. They were helped by the addition of two volleyball players and one cross country runner who joined the basketball team after their fall season was over. Leading the way for the Commodores were Onyx Lopez (Lorain HS) with 15 points and Katelyn Thornton (Lutheran West) with 10 points. 
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Women Fall to Point Park JV - November 16, 2014
The Women's Basketball Team traveled to Point Park College in Pennsylvania and lost a well played game 55-44. Katelyn Thornton (Lutheran West/Brunswick) led the team in scoring with 16 points.  Molly Linn (Midview/Grafton,) and Onyx Lorain,Lorain) also played well for the team.
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LCCC Splits at Westmoreland Tournament - November 7-8, 2014
The Women's Basketball Team split two games over the weekend in the Westmoreland CC Tournament. The women lost the first game to Anne Arundel CC from Maryland by a score of 73-47.  The Commodores rebounded on Saturday to win their second game against Lehigh Carbon CC from Philadelphia, PA by a score of 59-44. Raveen Horn (Lorain) scored 18 points and 13 points in the two games. Also playing well for the team were Molly Linn (Midview), Onyx Lopez (Lorain), Katelyn Thornton (Lutheran West), Hannah Grablovic (North Olmsted), Alexis Werley (Open Door), and JaQuetta Davis (Elyria).
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Women Suffer Home Opener Loss Against Henry Ford - November 5, 2015
Lorain County Community College Women’s basketball team had its home opener game on November 5th as they took on Henry Ford College. T
he Lady Commodores were a tough match for  Henry Ford CC in the first half but couldn't keep up in the second half as the Hawks pulled away for the win. High scorer for LCCC was Onyx Lopez (Lorain) with 18, followed by Hannah Grablovic (North Olmsted) with 11.  Henry Ford  took the win with a final score of 66-43.
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2014-15 Season Begins at Univ of Pitt-Titusville - November 1, 2014
The LCCC Women's Basketball Team played its first game of the season and lost on the road to Pitt-Titusville on Saturday by a score of 65-53. Coach Naples commented after the game, "The team played good team basketball on offense, but needs to learn how to play more aggressively on defense."
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2013-14 Women's Basketball Team News
Lady Commodores Conclude Season With Win - February 12, 2014
The LCCC Women’s basketball team ended the season on a high note with a 56-36 victory over Point Park University Junior Varsity Team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Playing in her final game as a Commodore was Madison Stoyka of Lorain HS who finished with 10 points, 5 steals and 7 assists. Also ending her LCCC career was Megan Miller who played well this season. Also contributing to the victory were Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) with 18 points and 12 rebounds, Emily Nagy with 15 points, and Katlynne Baker (Clearview HS) with 11 points. The team finished the year at 10-15; 6-3 versus DIII schools and 4-12 versus DII schools.  Congratulations ladies on a fine season!
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Walsh University JV Outlast LCCC - February 7, 2014
The Women’s Basketball Team played the Walsh University Junior Varsity Team over the weekend and lost a hard fought game 65-60. The game was tied at 60-60 with less than 2 minutes to play but the Lady Commodores were unable to secure the victory. Leading the way for the LCCC team were Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) with 21 points and 5 assists, Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) 17 points, and Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
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Commodores Fall to Strong Mercyhurst NE Team - February 3, 2014
The Women’s Basketball Team played a good Mercyhurst NE team and ended on the short end of a 77-56 loss. The Lady Commodores with only 6 players stayed within 10 points for most of the game, but Mercyhurst played all 17 of its players and wore the Lady Commodores down in the final stages of the 2nd half. Leading the LCCC Women were Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) with 22 points, Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) with 17 points, and Katlynne Baker (Clearview HS) with 11 points. Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) continued her double digit rebounding with 11.
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LCCC Defeats Pitt-Titusville at Home - February 1, 2014
The Lady Commodores came back from a halftime deficit of 33-27 to score 42 second half points and defeat Pitt-Titusville 69-57 on Saturday afternoon. Excellent second half defense and rebounding were the keys to the victory. Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) led the team with 23 points/7 rebounds. Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) had 16 points/ 12 rebounds, Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) 16 points/ 5 assists, MacKenzie Mielcarek (Clearview HS) 9 points and Kaitlynne Baker (Clearview HS) 5 points also played well in the total team victory.
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LCCC Drops One to Walsh JV - January 22, 2014
The Lady Commodores traveled to Walsh College in Canton, Ohio and played a very good game but fell to the Walsh JV team 80-65. Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) led the way with 27 points and was 15 of 17 from the foul line. Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) contributed 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the game. Also aiding the cause was Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) with 10 points. The team is now 8-13 on the season.
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Second Game in Two Days Hits Short Handed Commodores - January 18, 2014
Saturday afternoon, the Lady Commodores were defeated 80-54 by a very good Jamestown CC team. With only 5 healthy players, the team gave 100%. Madison Stoyka had a valiant effort with 22 points and 3 steals. Also playing well were Gabby Woods with 14 points and 9 rebounds, Emily Nagy 13 points, Katlynne Baker (Clearview HS) and MacKenzie Mielcarek (Clearview HS), playing in her first game for LCCC.
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LCCC Shocks Lakeland with Dominate Win - January 17, 2014
On Friday night, the Lady Commodores defeated Lakeland CC at home by the score of 76-45. The Commodores started the game with 5 players and were left with 4 players after Brooke Davis went out late in the second half with a knee injury.  Leading the way for LCCC was Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) with 28 points and 5 for 5 from three point range. Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) added 21 points and Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) had 14 points and 10 rebounds.  It was a hard fought, deserving victory for the ladies!
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Lady Commodores Avenge Early Season Loss to Butler CC - January 15, 2014
The Women’s Basketball team reversed an early season loss to Butler CC by a score of 66-50. Leading the charge for the Commodores was Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) with 21 points and 8 assists and Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) with 12 points and 15 rebounds.  Adding to the offense was Emily Nagy (Keystone HS)  with 12 points, Kaitlyn Baker (Clearview HS) with 9 points and Brooke Davis (Midview HS) with 9 points.
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Tough Loss on the Road for LCCC - January 4, 2014
The Lady Commodores started the second half of the season with a lopsided loss at Columbus State Community College on January 4th. The flu bug hit the team and the team was minus two of its starters. The team played hard but committed 45 turnovers in the game. Bright spots for the Commodores were Brooke Davis (Midview) with 21 points, Emily Nagy with 12 points, Megan Miler (Midview) with 9 points and Gabby Woods with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
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LCCC Records Victory Over Henry Ford CC - December 21, 2013
The Lorain County Community College Women’s Basketball team finished the first half of their season with a 51-40 victory over Henry Ford Community College and are 6-10 on the year. Leading the way for the Lady Commodores was Emily Nagy (Keystone) with 18 points, Madison Stoyka (Lorain) with 10 points, and Gabby Woods (Brookside) with 10 rebounds.
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Westmoreland CCC Tops LCCC With Final Two Minute Push - December 19, 2013
The LCCC Women’s Basketball Team lost to Westmoreland CCC on Thursday by a score of 60 to 48. The Lady Commodores were only four points down (52-48) with 2 minutes to play but went scoreless the rest of the game. Lack of rebounding by the Commodores was the difference in the game. Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) led all scorers with 15 points followed by Madison Stoyka with 9 points and Desiree Ray (Clearview HS) with 8 points.
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Under Staffed Team Loses Two in Jamestown Tournament - December 6-7, 2013
Over the weekend, the Lady Commodores traveled to Jamestown, New York and participated in the Jamestown CC Lady Jayhawks Tournament. Due to injuries, the team had only 6 healthy players and was “out-manned” in a 78-55 loss to the host Jayhawks. After a terrible start in the first 10 minutes, the ladies actually played the rest of the game even with Jamestown. Four players scored in double figures: Gabby Woods (Brookside) 10 points and 7 rebounds, Emily Nagy (Keystone) 11 points, Madison Stoyka (Lorain) 12 points, and Desiree Ray (Clearview) 14 points and 7 rebounds.

On Saturday afternoon, the LCCC faced Niagara CC and, due to injuries, had only 5 healthy players available for action. The team played valiantly but again was out-manned and fell by a score of 53-33 to Niagara. Bright spots for LCCC were Madison Stoyka with 9 points and Emily Nagy with 15 points. Gabby Woods was impressive as she pulled down 15 rebounds to keep the team in the game.

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LCCC Falls to Tri-C - December 3, 2013
The LCCC Women’s Basketball traveled to Cuyahoga Community College on Tuesday and played with a lack of intensity. After leading at half-time by 7 points, the team went into a lull that they never recovered from and lost 66-60. The two bright spots for the Lady Commodores were Madison Stoyka (Lorain HS) with 26 points and Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) with 20 points. The team plays two games this weekend at a tournament in Jamestown, New York.
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Commodores Pick up Win at Univ of Pitts-Titusville - November 24, 2013
The Lorain County Community College Women’s Basketball team rebounded with a win on Sunday at Pitt-Titusville with a well-played 40 minutes of basketball defeating the Pioneers 77-65. Everyone contributed to the victory after a disappointing loss the night before.

Leading the team with 20 points on a 5 for 7 shooting from 3-point range was Brooke Davis (Midview HS). Steady Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) also contributed 20 points. Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) added 16 points and Sydney Wright (Clearview HS) added 9 points. Desiree Ray Clearview HS) cleaned the boards with 11 rebounds and Katlynne Baker (Clearview HS) played a great game at point guard.
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LCCC Falls to Butler CCC - November 23, 2013
The LCCC Women’s Basketball traveled to Butler County Community College on Saturday and played a lackluster game. After jumping out to an 18-4 lead, the team went into a lull that they never recovered and lost 69-57. The bright spots for the Lady Commodores were Desiree Ray (Clearview HS) with 16 points, Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) with 23 points, and Gabby Woods (Brookside HS) with 12 points.
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Down Early, Commodores Fall to Columbus State - November 19, 2013
The Lady Commodores played at home on Tuesday hosting Columbus State Community College.  Due to cold shooting in the first half, LCCC fell 17 points behind and could not overcome that deficit in the second half.  The final score of the game was 66-40.  High scorers for the team were Emily Nagy with 11 and Madison Stoyka with 10.

This weekend the ladies are at Butler CC (Pa.) on Saturday and Pitt-Titusville (Pa.) on Sunday.
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LCCC Comes Out on Top in Rematch - November 17, 2013
On Sunday, the team traveled to Notre Dame College in South Euclid and defeated the Notre Dame JV team with Emily Nagy (Keystone) scoring 26 points in the victory.  Madison Stoyka (Lorain) added 12 points and Gabby Woods (Brookside) added 11.  With a final score of 65-56, the Commodores evened the score for the season, making up for a lost at home last week to Notre Dame JV.
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Women Fall to Niagara in Second Half - November 16, 2013
The LCCC Women’s Basketball team played very well in the first half of their game against Niagara CC of New York, they led by 6 at the half.  However the Commodores had trouble scoring in the second half of the game and came up short on Saturday by a score of 69-51. The team was lead by Madison Stoyka and Emily Nagy, with 13 each, followed by Gabby Woods with 10.
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LCCC Falls to Notre Dame JV - November 14, 2013
On Thursday evening, the team had a frustrating night and lost to the Notre Dame College JV basketball team by a score of 75-66. Once again leading the way for the team was Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) with 24 points and Desiree Ray (Clearview HS) with 15 points.
The team continues play on Saturday at home against Niagara CCC at 1:00 PM and on Sunday at Notre Dame College at 6:00 PM.
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Commodores Capture Home Opener - November 12, 2013
The Women's basketball team won their third game of the year on Tuesday with a 65-40 score over Cuyahoga County Community College. Leading the charge for the Lady Commodores was Desiree Ray (Clearview HS) with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Emily Nagy (Keystone HS) with 15 points and 13 rebounds. LCCC continues its home stand with two more games this week on Thursday and Saturday.
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Ladies Split Games at Westmoreland Tournament - November 8-9, 2013
On Friday afternoon, the LCCC Women’s Basketball team Westmoreland Tourn womendefeated Anne Arundel CC of Maryland 79-70. Leading the way for LCC was Emily Nagy (Keystone) with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Brooke Davis (Midview) added 16 points, Desiree Ray (Clearview) 15 points, Madison Stoyka (Lorain) 9 points, and Gabby Woods (Brookside) 9 points.

On Saturday morning, the Lady Commodores fell short by a score of 54-48 to Niagara CC of New York. Again leading the way was Emily Nagy with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Katlynne Baker (Clearview), Desiree Ray, and Gabby Woods each contributed 7 points.

The team plays home games this week on Tuesday (5PM), Thursday (5PM), Saturday (1PM), and on the road Sunday at 2PM. The Team is now 2 wins -2 losses.
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LCCC Falls to Lakeland - November 6, 2013
The Women’s basketball team got off to a slow start and made only 9 of 36 shots (25%) in the first half and trailed at halftime by 17 points at Lakeland Community College on Wednesday, November 6. The ladies played a much in the better second half, outscoring the Lakeland team by 4 points, but ended up on the losing side 71-59.

Leading the Commodores was Emily Nagy (Keystone) with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Brooke Davis (Midview) added 16 points along with Sydney Wright (Clearview), Madison Stoyka (Lorain), and Desiree Ray (Clearview), all with 6 points, and Gabby Woods, (Brookside) with 5 points.
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Commodores Open Season with a Win - November 2, 2013
The LCCC Women's basketball team won their opening game of the season with a 55-38 victory at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan. Leading the way was Emily Nagy (Keystone) with 19 pts. and 14 rebounds. Sydney Wright (Clearview) added 11 points, Desiree Ray (Clearview) 8pts., Brooke Davis, (Midview) 8pts., and Madison Stoyka (Lorain) 8pts. Next game is Wednesday at Lakeland Community College.
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