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2018-19 Men's Varsity Basketball Team

2018-19 Men's Basketball Team

Front Row (L to R): Joel Guzman, Andrew Nelson, David Sedeno Martel, Thomas Hronis, Ny'Jere Hodges.  Back Row (L to R): Jacob Marsh, Isaiah Linder, Jovon Jones, Derek Yahnke, Bryce Bouldwin, Justin Newman, Patrick McNeal.

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

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Columbus State Hands Lorain County Men’s Basketball 87-68 Road Loss

Patrick McNeal

January 16, 2019 — The Columbus State Cougars continued their winning ways in the OCCAC, going to 6-0 in conference play with a win at home against the Lorain County Commodores.

LCCC was playing without the services of starting guard, Thomas Hronis (North Ridgeville), after he sustained a concussion this past weekend against Edison State. Justin Newman (Cincinnati/Robert A Taft) led Lorain with 21 points and seven rebounds, playing a full 40 minutes. Patrick McNeal (Cleveland/John Marshall) kicked in 15 points and Andrew Nelson (Strongsville) added 14 for the Commodores.

Coach Marty Eggleston said “Our team started out the game with three offensive fouls, so we struggled to find our rhythm offensively tonight. A poor shooting night, combined with 25 turnovers makes it tough to win, but I believe in our guys and think we will put it all together for our next game.”

LCCC is now 10-8 on the season and 2-4 in conference play. The team’s next game is at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Sinclair Community College.

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LCCC Commodore Men’s Basketball Drops Nail-biter at the Buzzer

Justin Newman

By Shelly Miller, LCCC SID

January 12, 2019 — The Lorain County Community College Men’s Basketball team lost a heart-breaker in the final seconds, 73-72, to Edison State Community College when a missed shot then tip at the buzzer failed to drop in for the Commodores. 

Edison took an early lead in the game, going up by 11 points in the first 10 minutes of the half before LCCC started chipping away with aggressive play on both ends of the court. Lorain forced several turnovers during the span and cut the Charger lead to four going into the half. 

The teams continued trading buckets for the first nine minutes of the second half, when the Commodores turned up the intensity with several blocked shots, then a key 3-pointer by LCCC’s Jacob Marsh (Elyria) to tie it up at 58 apiece. Lorain took their first lead of the night when Thomas Hronis (North Ridgeville) dropped in another 3-pointer with 6:46 remaining in the game. 

The fast-paced play continued with several more lead changes. The Commodores lost Hronis for the game when he was sidelined at the 2:56 mark after hitting his head in a defensive battle in the key. LCCC came back strong taking a 72-68.  Edison’s Lamine Komara then drove in for a layup and was fouled. Komara made his free throw to cut the Commodore lead to 72-71. A foul call against Lorain with 26.7 seconds on the clock put Edison at the free throw line, where Sean Jones converted both to give the Chargers a 73-72 lead. Lorain inbounded the ball with 8.7 seconds remaining, managing to get off a good jumper then just missed on a follow-up shot at the buzzer. 

LCCC Coach Marty Eggleston said, “It was a tough loss, but I told our guys we live as a team and we win or lose together. Every single game the rest of our season is going to be a battle and we have to take it on together. I am very proud of the team and the effort…with every player contributing valuable minutes.” 

Justin Newman (Cincinnati/Robert A Taft HS) led the team with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Hronis added 16. The loss takes LCCC to 10-7 on the season. 

LCCC’s next game is at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, against Columbus State. 

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LCCC Commodore Men’s Basketball Team Falls Short against Tri-C

Justin Newman

By Shelly Miller, LCCC SID

January 9, 2019 — The Commodore Men’s Basketball team lost a close one on the road to local rival Cuyahoga Community College by a score of 69-59. 

According to Coach Marty Eggleston, “This was our lowest point output of the season, as we struggled against their defense when they pressured our shots, then out rebounded us.” 

Justin Newman (Cincinnati/Robert A Taft HS) scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, while Ny’Jere Hodges (Wilmington, DE/Mount Pleasant HS) added 10 for the Commodores. 

LCCC is back home at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 against Edison State. 

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LCCC Men’s Basketball Falls to 10-5 after a tough loss to DII Niagara CCC

Thomas Hronis

By Shelly Miller

January 6, 2019 – Despite a valiant first half effort against DII Niagara County Community College, the LCCC Commodores Men’s Basketball team lost a well-fought battle to the taller team from up north with a final score of 97-79. Until the remining few minutes in the first half, it was a tight contest when the depth of the Thunder Wolves proved too much for LCCC and they went on a 17-3 run before heading into the locker room. 

The Commodores came out strong and determined in the second half, cutting the lead to 10 early on before a few key plays allowed Niagara to extend their lead for the remainder of the game. 

Coach Marty Eggleston said, “Niagara showed a lot of discipline our team could learn from, but I am proud of our guys for fighting through adversity and competing so well against an always tough DII team, even though they had a definite height advantage and significant depth on their roster”. 

LCCC’s Thomas Hronis (N. Ridgeville/N. Ridgeville HS) led all scorers in the game with 30, while Justin Newman (Cincinnati/Robert A Taft HS) contributed 23 points and 11 boards. Andrew Nelson (Strongsville/Strongsville HS) added 10 points in the loss. 

The Commodore men are 10-5 on the season and travel to Cuyahoga CC Metro this Wednesday, January 9, for a 6:30 p.m. matchup.

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Rell, Lott, Kelley Earn All-Conference Recognition

Mike R

by Ken Hoffman

Three Lorain County Community College sophomore student-athletes were selected to the Men’s Basketball All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Teams by the coaches of the OCCAC.
Guard Mike Rell (pictured) was named to the OCCAC Second Team while forward Daniel Lott (pictured below left) and guard Kevin Kelley (pictured below right) each received Honorable Mention.
Daniel LK. Kelley
Rell led the Commodores in scoring with 13.8 points per game and assists with 3.0 apg.  He was the Commodores’ top marksman shooting 56.7% from the field and 84.5% from the foul line.  Rell was named OCCAC Region XII, D-III Player of the Week five times during the season as LCCC turned in one of its most successful seasons in school history with a record of 23-6.
Lott was the team’s No. 2 scorer averaging 11.3 ppg, shooting 44.5% from the floor and 78.9% from the charity stripe.  He also added 3.3 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  Rell and Lott were also named to the All-District (Region XII, D-III) Team
Kelley averaged 6.6 points, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and owned a team-best assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.9 (19 assists to every 10 turnovers).  Kelley shot 43.8% from the field — including some clutch shots down the stretch of several games — and 78.6% of his free throws.
LCCC was ranked as high as #7 in the country in NJCAA D-III. The team — coached by Marty Eggleston and John Keshock — completed a two-year record of 40-18.

Disappointing End to an Outstanding Season; LCCC Loses to Columbus State in the NJCAA Region XII championship game, 90-75


by Ken Hoffman

The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team’s hopes for a second straight NJCAA Region XII championship were dashed by Columbus State on Tuesday night, Feb., 27, 90-75, at Ohio Christian University.
Columbus State jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes.  The Commodores came within a 12-8 score on a Miles Meredith jump shot with 12:35 to play in the first half but that was as close as the Commodores would get.  
Meredith (pictured) — a sophomore forward and the team’s leading rebounder — led LCCC with an outstanding career-high and game-high 26 points (10-of-13 shooting for .769%) and a team-high nine rebounds, personally keeping the Commodores in the game.  Sophomore guard Mike Rell was limited to 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.  Freshman forward Jovon Jones made 3-of-4 shots for eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a team-high four shots, as did sophomore forward Deric Nichols.
The Commodores trailed at halftime, 37-26, but cut the lead to four, 43-39, on a Meredith three-point basket just four minutes into the second half.  But Chris Byrd then connected on two consecutive three’s as the CSCC ran off eight straight points to up the lead to a dozen at 51-39.  Byrd scored 20 points to lead six Cougars in double figures.  Anthony Butler contributed a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. CSCC won the battle of the boards, 47-34.
LCCC shot 44.1% from the floor but, uncharacteristically, made just 3-of-16 (18.8%) from long range and just 12-of-21 (57.1%) from the foul line.
In spite of the loss, the Commodores completed one of the most successful seasons in LCCC history with a 23-6 record, including a 12-0 start.  During the latter part of the season the team reached a ranking of #7 in the country in NJCAA D-III (112 schools).
The complete box score was not available at the time of this writing.

Mike Rell Earns Fifth OCCAC D-III Player-of-the-Week Recognition

Mike R

by Ken Hoffman

Sophomore guard Mike Rell was named OCCAC D-III Player of Week on Monday, Feb. 26 for his performance in two Commodore victories (Feb. 21 at Clark State and Feb. 24 at Hocking College).  Rell lifted Lorain County Community College to a pair of triumphs last week, both on the road over conference foes. He earns his fifth Player of the Week distinction of the season after averaging 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds (4.5 offensive), 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game in the two wins. Rell hit 11-of-20 (55%) shots, including 3-for-5 from deep.  Rell ended the regular season as the Commodore’s leading scorer, averaging 13.9 ppg while shooting team-bests of 56.3% from the floor and 84.1% of his free throws (58-of-69).  LCCC finished the regular season with an outstanding record of 23-5 (12-4 in the OCCAC in 3rd place).  LCCC will play Columbus State on Tuesday night, Feb. 27, for the NJCAA Region XII title at Ohio Christian University at 7:30 p.m.

Commodores Win at Hocking College, 87-69, to Wrap Up 23-5 Regular Season; Head to NJCAA Region XII Championship Game For Second Straight Year

Mike R

by Ken Hoffman

The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team — ranked 11th in this week’s NJCAA D-III poll — concluded a very successful season on Saturday night, February 24, with an 87-69 victory at Hocking College.  The Commodores will play Columbus State on Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, for the NJCAA Region XII championship at Ohio Christian University at 7:30 p.m.
LCCC was led by its top two scorers, sophomore guard Mike Rell (pictured) and sophomore forward Daniel Lott (pictured below) with 19 and 18 points, respectively.  Lott scored all 18 of his points in the second half.
Daniel Lott
Sophomore forward Zach Swain also scored in double figures with 11 points while sophomore forward Miles Meredith tallied nine points — all in the first half — to help lead the Commodores to a 38-30 advantage at the intermission.  Three Commodores added six points apiece — freshman guard Luis Santiago, sophomore forward Deric Nichols and freshman guard Oscar Dorsey, who scored all six of his points after halftime.
“We rebounded well and stepped up our defense in the second half to force some turnovers,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston stated.  “It was a solid regular season (23-5 record); now the post-season begins,” Eggleston noted.
LCCC concludes the regular season with a 23-5 record overall and 12-4 in the OCCAC (3rd place behind Cuyahoga CC and Owens CC).  Hocking ends the season with an overall record of 11-19 and 3-13 in the OCCAC.
Tuesday night’s game is a rematch of last year’s NJCAA Region XII championship game, won by the Commodores, 107-104, in overtime.  LCCC and Columbus State split the two-games in this year’s regular season with each team winning at home.  CSCC finished this season 16-9 overall and 10-6 in the OCCAC, in 4th place.

Commodores Improve to 22-5 With 92-81 Victory at Clark State


by Ken Hoffman

The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team notched win number 22 on Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, with a well-played 92-81 triumph at Clark State CC.  
Sophomore guard Jake Schultz (pictured) had the hot hand in the first half and led all 13 Commodores who scored in the game with 17 points, including 4-of-7 from long range.  Sophomore Daniel Lott added 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting while freshman Thomas Hronis connected on 3-of-5 from three-point range and ended with 13 points.  Sophomore guard Kevin Kelley tallied 11 points and sophomore forward Zach Swain was the fifth Commodore in double figures with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including both attempts from beyond the arc. 
“It was a great team win,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston stated.  “I’m so proud of our team. We shot well and played good defense, especially Jake and Kevin and Miles,” Eggleston added.
LCCC built a 47-35 halftime lead and dominated the boards all night, 48-28, for a +20 rebound margin.  Sophomore guard Mike Rell hauled down a team-high 10 rebounds and added eight points on 4-of-8 shooting. Sophomore forward Miles Meredith collected seven boards and played great interior defense. Sophomore forward Deric Nichols grabbed six caroms and Schultz added five more.
LCCC outshot Clark State, 48% to 36%.
Clark State is now 8-16 overall and 3-11 in the OCCAC.   The Commodores own a 22-5 overall record and 11-4 in the OCCAC, good for third place behind only Cuyahoga (ranked #2 NJCAA, D-II) and D-II Owens.  LCCC wraps up the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Hocking College.

Commodores Pull Away From D-II Sinclair CC in Final 11 Minutes, 81-70


by Ken Hoffman

Sophomore forwards Miles Meredith (pictured) and Deric Nichols (pictured below) led a 22-10 run in the final 11 minutes to lead Lorain County Community College to an 81-70 home-court victory over Sinclair Community College on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17. 

Derek N.

Nichols scored on a lay-up and a put-back in the final 2-1/2 minutes to secure the win at 81-68 with 1:42 remaining.  Nichols contributed 11 points on 5-of 7 shooting, five rebounds, an assist and a game-high four blocked shots.  Meredith collected a double-double of 13 points and a team-high 10 rebounds plus three blocks and a steal.  His seven points during the late run came in a five-minute span with his last free throw giving the Commodores a 75-66 lead with 3:25 left to play.

Sophomore guard Mike Rell — the team’s leading scorer — topped the scoring column again for LCCC with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, plus six rebounds, a team-high four assists and a steal.  Sophomore guard Zach Swain added 14 points (on 5-of-8 shots), three boards, two assists and two steals.  Sophomore guard Kevin Kelley played a strong floor game and scored six points, added five boards, a game-high five assists and a steal.

Sinclair CC fought back from a 21-9 first-half deficit to tie the game at halftime, 42-42.  The Tartan Pride took a brief five-point lead, 49-44, with 16:41 to play on a basket by sophomore forward LiDonta Hicks-Gentry who led Sinclair with a double-double game-highs of 21 points and 19 rebounds.

The game was tied on three occasions and the lead changed hands eight times until the final 11 minutes when the Commodores prevailed.

Sinclair is now 14-14 overall and 4-10 in the OCCAC.  The Commodores — ranked #9 in the NJCAA D-III this week — up their record to 21-5 overall and 10-4 in the conference. 

The Commodores celebrated “Sophomore Night” with a pre-game ceremony honoring the team’s seven sophomore student-athletes. 

LCCC will complete the regular season with two road games next week: Wed., Feb. 21 at Clark State and Sat., Feb. 24 at Hocking College.

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