Head Coach: Marty Eggleston

Phone: (440) 365-5222 ext. 8310
basketballcoach@lorainccc.edu
 

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2016-17 Men's Varsity Basketball Team

2016-17 Men's Varsity Basketball Team
Front row: (L to R) Head Coach Eggleston, Jake Schutlz, Rashaad Gibbons, Kevin Kelley, TJ Steele, Ryan Williams, Jahleel Moon, Asst Coach Keshock. Second Row: (L to R) Nick Wills, Kyndell Hardy, Justin Green, TJ Munn, Deric Nichols, Mike Wilkerson, Kyle Fayne, Chris Theodus, Christian Santiago (missing: Mike Rell).

 


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BASKETBALL PLAYERS EARN SEASON AWARDS

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Congratulations to the following basketball players who earned awards during the 2016-17 Basketball Season:


Madi Bonner
All-NJCAA Division III Region XII District Team
All-Conference Honorable Mention


TJ Steele
Region XII District II Player of the Year
All-NJCAA Division III Region XII District Team
All-Conference 1st Team


Jarred Schultz
All-NJCAA Division III Region XII District Team
All-Conference Honorable Mention

 


Commodores Headed to District Championship after OT Win -2/18/17

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By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Circleville, OH – After splitting the regular season with Columbus State, the Commodores traveled to Ohio Christian University to take on the Cougars for one last battle this season. Four quarters wasn’t enough as LCCC needed extra time to pull off the win. LCCC would win by a final score of 107-104 and will now travel to play Elgin (IL) on Saturday, March 4th.

For the Commodores it was all about coming out of the gate fast and controlling the game; they did exactly that, taking the early lead. For LCCC it was TJ Steele and Jake Schultz that started things off as they combined for 11 of the team’s first 13 points.

Half way through the first half the Commodores held just a 4 point lead as LCCC seemed to struggle keep the Cougars off the glass. LCCC would be out-rebounded 28 to 20 in the first half and would turn it over 7 times compared to Columbus’ 2.

As the Commodores tried to keep their lead, the Cougars were able to take a late lead, going on an 8-0 run; 5 late points from Steele and Jake Schultz,would put LCCC up 44-42 at the half.

“In the first half we really struggled to rebound. That hurt us early and we knew we had to get going on that in the 2nd half” said Head Coach Marty Eggleston.

To start the 2nd half neither team could find a way to string together enough points to grab a big lead. That was until the Commodores took their largest lead of the game going up 11 points at the 10:10 minute marker.

Jarred Schultz, who scored 12 first half points, would go on to score 16 additional points in regulation. Although the Commodores improved in rebounding in the 2nd half, the turnovers continued to hold them back as they added 12 turnovers in the 2nd half. To offset this, LCCC would take advantage of the free throw line shooting 12 for 13 and 14 for 16 for the entire game.

With a sizable lead towards the end of the game, LCCC would go on a scoring drought as the Cougars would close the gap making it just a one point game with under a minute remaining.

With less than 30 seconds left, the Commodores led by 3 after a pair of free throws made by TJ Steele. With the only option a 3 for the Cougars, Rodney Willis was fouled on the 3 point attempt and sent to the line to tie things up. With all 3 free throws going in, the game was sent to overtime tied at 90.

Sticking to what worked all season, Steele would score 8 of the teams early points in overtime. LCCC would hold a 6 point lead with under 2 minutes left but between offensive rebounds, turnovers and fouls, the lead would be cut and all tied with a minute left.

Playing the fouling game late, LCCC would convert on 3 of its 4 late free throws to close Columbus State out 107-104.

“This was a total team effort tonight. Everyone, I mean everyone, got involved and did something to help win this game. We really persevered and didn’t give up even when we looked like we ran out of gas late. Proud of my guys.” said Coach Eggleston following the game.

This advances the Commodores to a Saturday matchup with the 4th ranked team in DIII, Elgin CC (IL). The game is set to tip at 7:00pm.  

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Run Ends for Commodores Basketball; Fall to Elgin CC – 3/4/17

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By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elgin, IL – After defeating Columbus State in the District XII Championship, the Commodores of LCCC traveled to Elgin Saturday to take on the 4th ranked team in DIII. In a tough battle, LCCC would fall to the Spartans 86-68 and see their season come to an end.

It would take the Commodores a little time to adjust to the fast play of the Spartans as they jumped out to an early lead. In the first half, LCCC would struggle to slow down the entire starting 5 as they found multiple ways to score. Although Elgin shot the ball well, shooting 48% from the floor, the Commodores saw some light as Elgin shot poorly from the free throw line converting on just 53%.

The Commodores would struggle out the gate but with some strong defense towards the end, LCCC trailed at the half 38-24.

The 2nd half was a different story as LCCC would almost double their scoring production scoring 44 points compared to the 24 in the first half. Much of this was due to the strong play of Kyle Fayne. Fayne would lead all scorers with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Along with Fayne, Jarred Schultz continued his hot play of late getting another double double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals.

With the Spartans shooting well, LCCC took advantage of the passing lane, forcing Elgin into 16 team turnovers compared to LCCC’s 7. Another bonus was the free throw shooting which LCCC shot 10 for 14 while Elgin shot just 9 for 17.

In the end, the 4th ranked Spartans were too much and they would go on to win 86-68. LCCC finishes the season 17-12 (7-9) and the Region XII Champions.

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LCCC Men’s Basketball Gets Win before Post Season – 2/25/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – It’s been a tough end of the season for the Commodores of LCCC as they have dealt with multiple team injuries, but on Saturday they closed the deal beating Hocking College. In a route, LCCC beat the Hawks 114-84 and will now prepare to face Columbus State in the post season Tuesday.

In the team’s final home game that honored their sophomores, LCCC made it clear they weren’t going to let Hocking stay in the game. The only lead the Hawks would have would be in the opening seconds as they started things with a 3 by Joseph Clay. Following that play, Kevin Kelley hit a 3 and from that point on it was all LCCC.

LCCC would go on a 9-3 run followed by an 18-0 run sprung by Kevin Kelley and Chris Theodus; the two combined for 22 points, 6 assist, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. As a team, LCCC shot 57% from the floor, 67% from deep and shot 9 for 12 from the charity strike.

The only dark spot for the Commodores in the half was the late run by the Hawks that cut the lead to 14.  With the play of Jarred Schultz, who added 9 points and 5 rebounds, the Commodores were able to head into the half leading 57-32.

In the 2nd half the Commodores didn’t take their foot off the gas as LCCC took their biggest lead of the game going up 31. For the Commodores, three players hit double digit scoring in the 2nd half as Jarred Schultz added 17 points (26 points for the game), Kyle Fayne 15 points (22 for the game), and Kevin Kelley 11 points (22 points for the game).

The Hawks would play better in the second half as they would score 52 second half points compared to their 32 first half points. In the half they would shoot 56% from the floor and 80% from the free throw line while forcing LCCC into 7 turnovers.

Fortunately for LCCC, their solid play didn’t stop. The Commodores still found ways to score at a high rate as they put up 57 points in the second half just like the first half.

The Commodores would not let up and would end the game winning by a final score of 114-84.

LCCC will travel to play Columbus State Tuesday for the opening round of the post season. In the regular season, the Commodores split the season with Columbus State with both teams winning at home.

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Commodores Can’t Keep Up; Fall to Tri-C Wednesday – 2/22/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Cleveland, OH – Playing with a depleted team is never easy but it’s even harder when you’re leading scorer is one of the players that is out. On Wednesday the Commodores of LCCC did just that as they traveled to Cuyahoga CC to take on the second place team in the conference. Shorthanded, LCCC fell 94-63 and will enter the regular season finale Saturday at 15-11 (7-9).

Without the team’s leading scorer, TJ Steele, the Commodores relied on Kyle Fayne and Jarred Schultz to give them a chance. In the first half it was Jarred Schultz who led the way with 9 first half points. The entire team got involved as all 8 players scored.

LCCC would look to take advantage of the free throw line in the first half as they shot 8 for 12 while Tri-C only took 7 total free throws (shot 6 for 7 in the half). Not in the Commodores favor was the rebounding as the team only collected 5 team rebounds and committed 5 team turnovers.

At the half LCCC would trail 50-32.

In the second half, it was Fayne who was hot as he scored 16 of his 20 points while collecting 3 of his 4 rebounds for the game. Along with Fayne, Schultz would add 9 more in the half to give him 18 points as well as 3 total rebounds.

Once again LCCC would take advantage of the free throw line as they shot 9 for 11 this half and they did a better job on the glass as they collected 13 total rebounds.

On the other side, the shorthanded Commodores struggled to slow Tri-C down as they shot a game high 50% from the floor, 68% from the free throw line, collected 57 rebounds and only turned it over 10 times. With this, LCCC would fall too far behind and would eventually lose 94-63.

The Commodores will host Hocking College this Saturday for the last home game of the season. The tipoff is set for 3:00pm.


Shorthanded Commodores Team Falls to Sinclair CC Saturday – 2/18/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Dayton, OH – The Men’s Basketball Team of LCCC traveled to Sinclair CC Saturday afternoon for an OCCAC game and, in a tough matchup, the Commodores fell 109-95. With TJ Steele going down early with a bad ankle injury, the Commodores came out the gate slow and were unable to close the gap.

Things started off well for LCCC as they kept things close against Sinclair. TJ Steele was on the attack early as he scored 7 points in just 11 minutes of play. In the middle of Steele’s groove, the guard went down with a bad ankle injury and didn’t return for the rest of the game.

With their leader out, the Commodores relied on multiple guys to keep them in the game. Having another big game was Jarred Schultz who scored a team high 23 points and 9 rebounds. With Schultz coming up big, LCCC was able to keep things close as they went into the half trailing just 13 points.

The second half was a totally different game as the Commodores defended much better keeping Sinclair to just 49 second half points compared to the 60 in the first. Key for the 2nd half was the turnovers as LCCC forced Sinclair into a handful of them; for the game LCCC forced 15 turnovers and only committed 5 of their own.

As Jarred Schultz continued his hot play, Jake Schultz chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds along with Mike Rell and Kevin Kelley, who combined for 26 points and 6 rebounds. As a team LCCC shot 40% from the floor, 36% from deep and converted on 8 of 17 free throws.

With the first half troubles, LCCC was unable to close the gap enough to make a late comeback; LCCC fell 109-95.

This puts the Commodores at 15-10 (7-8) with a game Wednesday at Cuyahoga CC followed by the regular season finale against Hocking College.

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Commodores Men’s Basketball gets it done against Lakeland – 2/15/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – After losing their last two games, LCCC men’s basketball team gets a big conference win against Lakeland CC 92-88. With this the team moves to 15-9 and 7-7 in conference play with 3 remaining in the regular season.

In the game’s first 8 minutes, neither team could gain ground as the lead would change several times. Feeling it early was Kevin Kelley who scored 8 early points which included back to back triples. With a 3 point lead at the 12:28 mark, Jarred Schultz, who finished with a team high 24 points and 9 rebounds, would start to find his groove, scoring 6 straight to help the Commodores take a 10 point lead.

With the story line being no lead is safe, that’s exactly what happened as Lakeland would make a late run to come as close as 2 points. Although LCCC forced 7 Laker turnovers, LCCC committed 8 of their own which allowed Lakeland to make easy transition baskets.

With 3:20 left in the half, LCCC would continue to shoot the deep ball as they were able to convert on 3 of their 7 made 3 pointers in the half. With a Mike Rell 3 pointer with 8 seconds left, LCCC would go into the half up 49-42.

As a team LCCC shot 51% from the floor, 44% from 3, and 2 for 2 from the free throw line. Nine out of the ten LCCC players would score in the first half; leading the way for their team was Jarred Schultz who had 10 points and 5 rebounds.

For the first part of the 2nd half, both teams would once again play even as the Commodores were unable to extend their lead and Lakeland was unable to get any closer than 3 points. Once again in a total team effort, LCCC had 8 out of its 10 players score in the 2nd half and it was Jarred Schultz leading the way with 14 points and 4 rebounds.

In this half, things stayed even as LCCC had 7 turnovers to Lakelands 6, and both teams shot well at the free throw line shooting over 73%. Both teams shot over 50% from the floor but LCCC was able to defend the deep ball well making the Lakers shoot a game low 25%.

With the lead late, LCCC took advantage of the free throw line converting on 5 of 6 to hold off the Lakers by a final score of 92-88.

Jarred Schultz would finish with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assist, and 2 blocks followed by Kevin Kelley’s 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assist.

LCCC is back in action Saturday as they travel to Sinclair CC to seek revenge after losing by 9 points in their last meeting. Tipoff is set for 3:00pm.

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Commodores Suffers Conference Loss to Cincinnati State – 2/11/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cincinnati, OH-  After winning three straight conference games, the Commodores of Lorain CCC suffered their second loss in a week. After losing a close game at home against Owens CC Wednesday, the Commodores fell on the road against Cincinnati State 118-83. The Commodores now have a season record of 14-9 and 6-7 in conference play.

Currently the Commodores sit above a .500 season record and sit in the middle of the pack in the OCCAC but on Saturday LCCC fell to Cincinnati State who sits at the top of the conference. Leading the way for the Commodores was Jarred Schultz who had 28 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 8 for 10 from the field and 3 for 6 from deep.

Outside of Schultz, the Commodores really struggled to produce much offense as the team shot 47% and converted on 10 of 19 three’s; the bright spot for LCCC was the free throw shooting as LCCC shot 71%. On the defensive side of things, LCCC struggled to slow Cincinnati State down as 4 players scored in double figures; their team was led by Dante Battle who scored 33 points.

Although 10 LCCC players scored, the next highest scorer behind Schultz was Kevin Kelley who scored 9 points. In the end, the 12 turnovers and being outrebounded 42 to 37 was too much as LCCC fell 118-83.

The Commodores will travel to Lakeland on Wednesday for a 7:30 tip.  

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Winning Streak Comes to an End against Owens CC – 2/8/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – Lorain CCC men’s basketball team was riding a three game winning streak headed into Wednesday’s matchup with conference rival Owens CC. After leading much of the game, LCCC would fall late to the Express by a final score of 92-87. This puts LCCC at 14-8 overall and 6-6 in conference play.

The energy in the Ewing Center was strong as Owens CC came into town to face LCCC who recently won three straight games in the conference. In the first half, LCCC shot 53% from the floor, 6 of 13 from deep, and 4 for 6 at the free throw line.

Early on both teams exchanged baskets; for LCCC it was the TJ show as both TJ Munn and TJ Steele became very active for their team. Steele would finish the first half with 13 points and 2 assists while Munn would finish the half with 7 points and 2 rebounds.

Trailing by 4 at the 13:17 mark, LCCC would go on a little run that was sparked by Jarred Schultz who would finish the first half with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steals. After a Schultz 3, with 5 remaining in the half, LCCC would see their biggest lead grow to 6.

Things were pretty even in the first half as rebounds and turnovers for both teams were almost identical. With a late 3 pointer by Owen’s Derrik Jamerson Jr, LCCC would go into the half up 44-42.

To start things off in the 2nd half LCCC jumped back on top of Owens, taking a 9 point lead at the 13:59 mark. Picking up where they left off was Jarred Schultz (24 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 steals) and TJ Steele (23 points, 5 assist, 3 rebounds, 3 steals) who combined for almost half of their team’s second half points. The scoring wasn’t the problem for the Commodores as the team shot 40% from the floor but it was the defensive side of things that hurt them.

The Express would shoot a game high 55% from the floor, 46% from 3 and convert on 8 of 10 free throws in the 2nd half. The turning point came after LCCC took their largest lead of 9; Owens would go on a 10-0 run of their own to take the lead. Coming alive in the 2nd half was Kyle Fayne (11 points, 5 rebounds) who chipped in 9 points and 2 rebounds in the half to keep LCCC on top with 8 minutes remaining.

As the half came near an end, the turnovers and the hot shooting of the Express became too much. LCCC would start to run out of gas as the lead grew from 3 to 7; LCCC would fall 92-87.

The Commodores are on the road Saturday as they face Cincinnati State with a 3:00pm start time.  

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Men’s Basketball Continues to Move up in the OCCAC – 2/4/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH – It’s not easy for a D3 team to do well in a conference filled with D2 teams but the Commodores of LCCC are doing just that. After defeating Clark State 108-59, the Commodores moved to 14-7 and 6-5 in the OCCAC. This puts LCCC in 4th place in the conference with 6 remaining games and their next matchup on Wednesday with the team right above them .

It didn’t take long for TJ Steele to put his print on the game as he opened things up with a 3 pointer followed by 9 more points in the first 10 minutes of the game. LCCC would open things up on a 22-2 run but it was the defense of the Commodores that would play a major role in the game.

LCCC would force the Eagles into 10 first half turnovers, 38% shooting from the floor, and 0% from the 3 point line. As the defense shut the Eagles down, the offense continued to click as they would go on multiple runs including an 11-2 run as the half came near an end. Along with Steele, Chris Theodus and Christian Santiago would come up big as they combined for 15 points. The team would shoot 53% from the floor and 4 for 4 from the charity strike.

With everything going LCCC’s way, the Commodores would go into the half up 44-20.

To start the 2nd half, the Eagles of Clark State came out much more energized and motivated to cut the Commodores lead. For the first 10 minutes of the second half, the Commodores went back and forth with the Eagles as neither team could gain any separation. That was until LCCC and Steele made a run midway through the second half, going on a 23-7 run stemmed by Steele (finished with 32 points, 3 assist and 2 steals).

Although the Eagles played much better in the second half, shooting 57% from the floor and scoring 39 second half points, it was LCCC that continued to play at a high level. Along with Steele’s 32 points, LCCC saw big production from Chris Theodus (14 points, and 4 rebounds), Christian Santiago (14 points, 2 assist, 2 rebounds and 3 steals), Kyle Fayne (12 points) and Justin Green (12 points and 9 rebounds) which allowed LCCC to control the game.

Overall, LCCC controlled the entire game as they out-rebounded the Eagles 34-27 and shot 91% from the free throw line; LCCC would go on to win 108-59.

The Commodores will host Owens CC on Wednesday in hopes of not only extending their winning streak to 3 but they also hope to close in on third place in the conference. Tip-off is set for 7:30 at the Ewing Center.

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