2017-18 Men's Varsity Basketball Team

2017-18 Men's Basketball Team

Front Row (L to R): Montez Day, Jake Schultz, Justis Craig, Kevin Kelley, Oscar Dorsey, Mike Rell.  Back Row (L to R): Associate Coach Keshock, Thomas Hronis, Jaivon Lane, Miles Meredith, Daniel Lott, Jovon Jones, Deric Nichols, Jatee Dudley, Zach Swain, Kevin Miller Jr, Luis Santiago, Head Coach Eggleston.

Head Coach: Marty Eggleston
Phone: (440) 365-5222 ext. 8310
basketballcoach@lorainccc.edu
 

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Schedules and Results

2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule/Results

2016-17 Men's Basketball Results

2015-16 Men's Basketball Results

2014-15 Men's Basketball Results

2013-14 Men's Basketball Results

 

 


News & Announcements


Oehlstrom and Jones Earn Week Two OCCAC Basketball Players of the Week

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OCCAC Players of the Week Nov 6-12, 2017

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.

HANNAH OEHLSTROM
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.

JOVON JONES
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!


Commodores’ Second Half Propels LCCC Past Lehigh Carbon CC, 101-69, in the Westmoreland CC Wolfpack Tip Off Classic

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by Ken Hoffman

November 11, 2017 –The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team won its third straight game, 101-69, over Lehigh Carbon CC on Saturday afternoon at the Westmoreland CC Tournament.  The Commodores jumped out to a 38-31 halftime lead before outscoring Lehigh, 63-38, in the second half.
 
“We received a great second half from our entire bench,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston said . “Everyone played very well,” he commented.
 
Freshman center/forward Jovon Jones scored a team-high 14 points on six-of-eight shooting and sophomore guard Kevin Kelly added five points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal.  Both Jones and Kelly were selected to the all-tournament team.   
 
Freshman guard Montez Day enjoyed quite a game with 13 points on six-of-seven shooting, a team-high eight assists and three steals.  Freshman guard Thomas Hronis added 13 points and three steals.  Freshman guard Kevin Miller, Jr., tallied 10 points and three steals.  Sophomore forward Miles Meredith grabbed a team-high eight rebounds along with six points.
 
LCCC is 3-0 for the young season and will travel to Toledo to play DII member Owens CC on Thursday, November 16, for a 7 p.m. tip off.  
 

LCCC Men’s Basketball Improves to 2-0 with Strong Defense In Westmoreland Tournament Win over Anne Arundel CC, 91-63

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by Ken Hoffman

November 10, 2017– The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team — sparked by the defense of freshman guard Oscar Dorsey — led the entire game and ran away from Anne Arundel Community College, 91-63, in the opener of the Westmoreland CC Tournament on Friday afternoon. 
 
Dorsey came off the bench to rev up the team’s defensive effort and also scored five points in the first quarter.   “We were solid today; everyone played well,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston noted.  “Oscar really ignited our defense, and (freshman point guard) Justis Craig turned up the heat with five or six steals,” Eggleston added.
 
The scoring was led by sophomore forward Zach Swain with 15 points and sophomore Mike Rell with 14.  Sophomore forward Daniel Lott added nine points.  Freshman forward/center Jovon Jones tallied six points and a team-high nine rebounds while freshman forward Jatee Dudley added six points and six rebounds.  In all, 13 of the 15 players scored for LCCC.
 
“I was proud of how they guarded today; the defense triggered everything,” Eggleston commented,” Everyone contributed well.”
 
The Commodores led 44-25 at halftime behind Rell’s 11 first-half points.
 
LCCC takes its 2-0 record into tomorrow’s game against Lehigh CC at noon.
 

OCCAC Basketball Players of the Week Selected for October 30-November 5, 2017

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OCCAC Players of the Week for Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

Excerpt from Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) selected its first edition of Basketball Player of Week recipients for the 2017-18 season and three different schools were represented. Armani Jackson of Lakeland and Cuyahoga’s Devon Robinson were the D-II winners while the Lorain County pair of Hannah Oehlstrom and Daniel Lott swept the D-III accolades.

HANNAH OEHLSTROM
Lorain County Community College Freshman guard
Oehlstrom logged 66 minutes in a split two-game week for Lorain County as the Commodores fell to Miami Middletown before a 65-54 besting of OU Chillicothe the following day. In the victorious effort, Oehlstrom was a force responsible for 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting (including 4-of-10 from long range), eight rebounds, two steals and an assist. She corralled eight rebounds in the week’s first contest as well, chipping in 11 points for an 18.5 points per game average. Oehlstrom rounded out her stat line with a pair of steals in each game.
NOTE:  First career OCCAC Player of the Week award for Oehlstrom.

DANIEL LOTT
Lorain County Community College Sophomore forward
Lott and the Commodores of Lorain County outscored Allegheny County-Boyce, 95-84, in their lone contest of the week. Lott dropped in 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including two 3-pointers. He grabbed eight rebounds as well.
NOTE:  First career OCCAC Player of the Week award for Lott.

Congratulations Hannah and Daniel, great way to start the season!


Lott Leads LCCC Men’s Basketball to Season-Opening Victory over Allegheny County – Boyce

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Daniel Lott

By Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director

November 4, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team opened the 2017-18 season this afternoon at the Community College of Allegheny County — Boyce, and won, 95-84, behind 23 points and eight rebounds from sophomore forward Daniel Lott (Brooklyn/Brooklyn).

The score was tied at halftime, 42-42, but the Commodores opened a 12-point lead in the second half and Boyce could only come within seven before LCCC took control again. 

The Commodores offered a preview of things to come as they featured a balanced scoring attack with five players in double figures.  In addition to Lott’s 23 points, sophomore Miles Meredith (Bedford/Bedford) scored 13 points and added four rebounds  Three other Commodores tallied 11 points each: sophomore guard Kevin Kelley (Amherst/Elyria Catholic); freshman guard Montez Day (Cleveland JFK) and sophomore guard Mike Rell (Parma/Valley Forge), who contributed four rebounds and a team-high six assists.

Sophomore forward Deric Nichols (Cleveland/Benedictine) equaled Lott’s team-high eight rebounds and added six points. 

“I was proud of the team’s effort today,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston said.  “I would give us a grade of B-minus.  It was the first game and we are learning how to play with and for each other.  They are also learning that they have to be business-minded,” Eggleston added. 

The Commodores are now 1-0 and play next weekend (Nov. 10-11) at the Westmoreland Tournament.

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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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