by Ken Hoffman
November 21, 2017 – The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team lost another tightly-contested home game on Tuesday, November 21, 63-60, to Westmoreland CC.
Sophomore forward Angel Blakely once again paced LCCC with a double-double of 21 points – including 12 in the third quarter when the Lady Commodores cut an 11-point halftime deficit to just two points – and a team-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson (pictured) added 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists. LCCC also received 10 points and 7 boards from freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom, who turned an ankle in the first quarter and was less than 100 percent.
LCCC led, 60-59, with just under two minutes to play on a basket by sophomore forward Sami Shaw, but the Wolfpack scored the game’s final four points.
Westmoreland CC won the game at the foul line, converting 17-of-22 foul shots compared to 5-of-8 for LCC. Lorain County actually outscored Westmoreland from the field, 55-46. The Lady Commodores also committed 20 turnovers.
“Angel had a very nice game, but we had 20 turnovers and a lack of attacking the basket, yet it came down to the last possession,” Head Coach Vince Granito pointed out.
Westmoreland led at halftime, 41-30 and was led by sophomore guard Kylee Surike’s team-high 17 points. The Wolfpack improves to 5-1 for the season while LCCC is now 3-5.
The Lady Commodores next action is a week from Wednesday, November 29, when they travel to Lakeland CC for a 5:30 tipoff.
by Ken Hoffman
The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team improved to 5-0 on Sunday afternoon, November 19, as all 14 players scored on the way to a 109-84 decision over Pitt-Titusville in the Commodores’ home-opener. LCCC jumped out to a 14-2 lead on the way to a 47-37 halftime advantage. The lead grew to 30 at 79-49 with 9:15 to play.
The Commodores featured five players scoring in double figures, led by the game’s only double-double of a personal-high14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds from sophomore forward Miles Meredith (pictured). Meredith converted 7-of-10 shots. As a team, the Commodores shot 42 percent for the game, including 46 percent after halftime.
Sophomore forward Daniel Lott also contributed 14 points. Sophomore guard Mike Rell added 13 points and five rebounds. Freshman guard Justis Craig made 4-of-5 shots on the way to his personal-high 11 points and freshman forward Jovon Jones tallied 10 points – including two slam dunks during the Commodores’ 13-0 run that took a five-point game to an 18-point lead early in the second half. Jones also added six rebounds and a blocked shot.
Sophomore guard Kevin Kelley only scored three points but played an outstanding game with six rebounds, a block, a steal and a game-high five assists, several of the spectacular variety. “Our good defense got the offense going,” Kelley stated.
“Our plan is that every man bring something to the table,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston said. “ We are playing for each other and that charges you up as a teammate; you want to do your part. It’s always about defense; that’s what ignites your offense,” Eggleston added.
LCCC dominated the boards with a 58-34 advantage. “We had great rebounding and that leads to great offense,” rebounding-leader Meredith pointed out.
Pitt-Titusville was led by sophomore Daquon Sanders with a game-high 20 points and team-high 8 rebounds.
LCCC will take its’ 5-0 mark into a home game on Tuesday evening, November 21, against Westmoreland CC at 7 p.m.
by Ken Hoffman
November 16, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team ran into a tall front line at Owens CC on Thursday evening and Owens pounded the ball inside on the way to a 118-53 victory over the Lady Commodores. Owens — the #17 team in DII — started a front line of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1 and used its clear height advantage to score 68 points in the paint compared to 12 inside points for LCCC.
LCCC received a team-high 16 points — including 14 in the first half — from sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) before she had to leave the game in the third quarter with a hip injury. Freshman guard Rose Carter pitched in with 12 points and freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom contributed 11.
“I was happy with our play in the first half,” Head Coach Vince Granito said. “But Owens kept pounding it inside and we have no answer for their height around the basket,” Granito concluded.
The Lady Commodores stayed close in the first quarter, trailing 25-16 before Owens put 27 more on the board in the second quarter, opening a 52-26 halftime lead. Owens stretched the lead by 12 more in the third quarter (82-44) and continued the inside scoring to the tune of 34-9 in the final quarter.
Owens CC was led by its First Team All-Conference forward, Kayla Ivey, who tallied 28 points.
LCCC owns a 3-3 record and returns home for a Sunday game versus DII Pitt-Titusville at 3 p.m.
Except from Kyle Kuhlman, OCCAC Sports Information
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Four student-athletes were selected Monday (Nov. 13) as the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Basketball Players of the Week. Ryann Greenfield (Cuyahoga) and Quantes Jackson (Sinclair) are the D-II award recipients while Lorain County’s Hannah Oehlstrom and Jovon Jones both collected the D-III weekly award.
Lorain County Community College Freshman guard
Oehlstrom buried 11 of 22 three-point attempts and knocked in 49 percent of her field goal attempts overall while compiling an 18.7 points per game average. She crashed the boards for 22 rebounds total in three contests, pairing 10 rebounds against Penn State DuBois with 13 points for a double-double. She upped the ante in the next two games, scoring 23 and 20 points versus Anne Arundel Community College and Lehigh Carbon Community College, respectively.
NOTE: Second straight OCCAC Player of the Week award for Oehlstrom.
Lorain County Community College Freshman forward
Jones swiped the glass for 13 rebounds in the past week, helping Lorain County improve to 3-0 on the young season. The freshman forward chipped in 20 points offensively on 9-of-15 shooting and four assists. He got it done defensively, too, notching two blocks and a steal in each game.
NOTE: First career OCCAC Player of the Week award for Jones and second straight D-III men’s accolade for Lorain County.
Congratulations Hannah and Jovon, way to keep it going in the second week!
Hannah Oehlstrom (5’2” Freshman from Avon Lake (Avon Lake HS))
In LCCC Women’s Basketball Team’s 3 games this week (2 wins,1 loss), Hannah scored 56 points (18.7/game), 22 rebounds (7.3/game), 12 assists (4/game), and 5 steals (1.7/game). She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Westmoreland Tip Off Classic because of her performance there. Hannah’s play has been a big part of LCCC’s strong start to the season where the team has already equaled their win total from a year ago. Hannah has been named OCCAC Player of the Week for the first two weeks of the season! Besides basketball, Hannah also competed in golf in high school. Hannah is majoring in education and works as a babysitter and in her mom’s daycare to prepare for this career.
Also nominated this week:
Daniel Lott, Men’s Basketball, sophomore from Brooklyn. Last week, Dan was named the OCCAC Player of the Week for scoring 23 points against CCAC Boyce. Dan shot 8 for 15 from the field and 1 for 2 from the line and grabbed 8 rebounds.
by Ken Hoffman
by Ken Hoffman
November 11, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team capped off the Westmoreland Wolfpack Tip Off Classic on Saturday with a decisive 93-39 victory over Lehigh Carbon CC.