Head Coach: Marty Eggleston

Phone: (440) 365-5222 ext. 8310
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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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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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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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Men’s Basketball Does It Again, Winning Wednesday at Edison CC – 2/1/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Piqua, Ohio – In the team’s second meeting with the Chargers of Edison CC, LCCC stormed back in the 2nd half to pull out the win 77-59. After trailing 36-26 at the half, LCCC outscored Edison 51-23 and makes it two straight wins and improves their season record to 13-7 (5-5).

The first half was anything but good for the Commodores as they struggled to get out of the gate against Edison. The team would struggle to score the ball, only putting up 26 points, and struggled to slow down the Chargers Christopher Landrum II, who scored a team high 15 points, and Hadith Tiggs, who had 12 points.

After trailing 10 at the half, Coach Eggleston found huge production in his bench that combined for 37 points; 20 came from Jarred Schultz who shot 8 for 15. Along with the bench, TJ Steele scored 16 points, and Justin Green had 12 points.

After shooting just 26% in the first half, LCCC shot 56% and converted on 9 of 11 free throws in the second half. With the offense clicking in the 2nd half, the defense followed as LCCC out-rebounded Edison 55 to 36, held the Chargers to just 23% shooting  and forced 11 turnovers.

In the end it was the fire power of LCCC that allowed the Commodores to get the road win, winning 77-59.

LCCC will host Clark State Saturday with a tip-off scheduled for 3:00pm.

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Men’s Basketball Gets Revenge Saturday Beating Columbus State – 1/28/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH – After losing to the Cougars of Columbus State back on December 21st by 16 points, the Commodores of Lorain CCC had revenge on their mind. With a big push midway through the 2nd half, the Commodores opened the game up and won by a final score of 106-88. This puts the Commodores at 12-7 and 4-5 in conference play.

The Commodores would play shorthanded today as Head Coach Marty Eggleston was missing from action due to the loss of a family member. The Commodores initially seemed out of sync due to their captain being gone but the team was able to rally around each other to get things straight. After trading baskets to open the game up, the Cougars quickly took a 15-6 lead due to the Commodores turning the ball over multiple times. Assistant Coach Keshock was able to get his team under control as he stressed defense in the team huddle during an early timeout. What initially started off as hot shooting for Columbus, went cold.

During the Commodores run, the team saw big production from three of the team’s starters; TJ Steele who chipped in with 14 first half points, Justin Green 13 points and Mike Rell’s 10 points. As a team, LCCC shot 60% from the floor, 50% from the 3 point line and 50% from the free throw line (2-4).

LCCC would see their lead grow to as much as 9 but with the Cougars shooting 7 for 7 from the free throw line due to 7 team fouls, the Commodores saw their lead shrink to 6.

All the momentum was on LCCC’s side and they didn’t hesitate to use it in the 2nd half. Green would continue his big night right at the start of the half, scoring 9 of the team’s first 15 points. Every time the Cougars tried to make a run, LCCC would counter back; Steele and Rell would combine for 19 points in the half.

Although the scoring was great for LCCC in the 2nd half, shooting 62% from the floor, 55% from 3 and 2 for 2 from the charity strike, it was the rebounding that gave the Commodores their opportunities. In the 2nd half, LCCC out-rebounded the Cougars 27-9 and it was Rell who led by example, getting 9 of his own.

The Cougars would make one final run near the 12 minute marker to cut it to 6 but that’s as close as they would get as LCCC would put the finishing touches on the Cougars, closing them out to win 106-88. Justin Green would lead the way scoring 32 points and 6 rebounds followed by TJ Steele with 25 points and 4 assists.

The Commodores hit the road to take on Edison on Wednesday February 1st.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to D2’s 4th Ranked Team – 1/25/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – After winning their last two road games in conference play, the Commodores of LCCC hosted the 4th ranked team in Division II. After trailing by just 4 points at the half, LCCC couldn’t slow the Challengers down of Cuyahoga CC. The final score was 89-67 in favor of Tri-C and with this loss the Commodores drop to 11-7 overall and 4-5 in the OCCAC.

On Saturday the team’s leading scorer, TJ Steele, broke LCCC’s single game scoring record against Hocking College in the team’s win. Tonight the team would need another big night if they planned on knocking off the 17-1 Tri-C Challengers.

Coming out firing, Steele and his team would struggle shooting as the team shot 33% from the floor, 18% from the 3 point line and just 25% from the free throw line. With shooting struggles on LCCC’s side, the team would look to force the Challengers into costly turnovers. LCCC would force Tri-C into 6 first half turnovers and limited the Challengers to just 29 first half shot attempts, which they converted on only 10 of them.

With the game all knotted at 31 with under a minute to go in the first half, LCCC would give up 4 costly points to give Tri-C the 35-31 lead at the half. In the first half, Chris Santiago would lead his team with 8 points/2 rebounds while TJ Steele and Justin Green would chip in 6 points each.

Down just 4 to start the second half, both teams would come out firing as they traded 3’s to start things. It was the Challengers who would stay hot as they extended their lead to 14 points 5 minutes into the half.

Steele would start to get going in the second half, scoring 11 points (3 for 3 from deep), but the team would struggle to score as they shot 35% compared to Tri-C’s 54%. The difference in the half was the second chance opportunities the Challengers got while LCCC struggled to keep up in rebounding; LCCC had 11 rebounds to Tri-C’s 21.

The closest LCCC would get was 8 midway through the half but it was the hot shooting of Tri-C that would keep the Commodores from coming back as they shot 54% from the floor, 73% from 3, and 75% from the free throw line. With not enough time in the game, LCCC fell 89-67.

The Commodores will host Columbus State Saturday and will try to get revenge on their loss early in the season. Game time is set for 3:00pm.

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Steele Breaks LCCC Scoring Record While Leading Team to Win – 1/21/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Nelsonville, OH – TJ Steele has been on a roll all season and tonight he made history at Lorain CCC. On the road against Hocking College, Steele broke the colleges scoring record scoring a game high 47 points. The record was previous held by Coleman who scored 40 points two seasons ago. With a huge team effort, the Commodores were able to win 130-93 and win their second straight game.

Right out of the gate the Commodores made their presence known jumping all over Hocking. On the defensive end LCCC cleaned the glass out-rebounding their opponent and the team created multiple turnovers for Hocking as they played the passing lanes well. Contributing in the steal column was Jake Schultz who had 6 steals which converted into Commodore points.

In the first half the entire team seemed to have the hot hand especially Kevin Kelley who hit three 3’s in the first half to give the team momentum.

“We just played better basketball tonight. This was our best game of the season; we just played great team ball and played for each other” said Coach Eggleston following the game.

At the half LCCC led 64-42 and they continued to put their foot on the gas by pushing the tempo on Hocking. After finishing with just 14 points in the first half, Steele caught fire hitting what seemed like every shot. Hitting from almost anywhere, Steele was able to reach 40 points with 4 minutes remaining and it was clear the team wanted Steele to break the record.

“The team really wanted Steele to break the record. Once the team knew he was close they started feeding him more. They really played hard to help make it happen. He really just couldn’t be stopped” said head coach Marty Eggleston.

In the end, LCCC was too much for Hocking and won by a final score of 130-93.

Along with Steele, Jarred Schultz scored 20 points, followed by Chris Theodus 14 and Mike Rell 11 points.

“This is what you want out of your team. 5 guys were in double figures and every single player contributed in their own way. This is the type of game that makes you proud while watching.”

LCCC is home Wednesday against Cuyahoga CC who is currently 17-1 and #4 in division 2.

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Commodores Basketball Gets Back on Track; Beats Lakeland 100-91 – 1/18/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Kirtland, OH – It’s been a tough start to the new year for the men’s basketball team of Lorain CCC, but on Wednesday the team got back to its winning ways. After dropping their last four games, LCCC came out the gates fast to take an early lead and closed things out winning by a final score of 100-91. This puts LCCC at 10-6 and 3-4 in conference play.

For LCCC it was important to come out and play a big game and they did just that on both sides of the ball. After going back and forth with the Lakers of Lakeland, LCCC took the lead at the 14 minute mark and never looked back.

On the offensive side, it was a collective effort that gave the Commodores their lead as 5 different players combined for a total of 42 points out of the 56 first half points. Leading the way was Mike Rell with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assist in the first half alone. As a team, LCCC shot 59% from the floor, 44% from the 3 point line, 75% from the free throw line and 12 team assist.

On the defensive side LCCC found ways to limit the amount of shots Lakeland took by creating 8 team turnovers and out-rebounding the Lakers 21 to 13. During this time LCCC would go on long scoring streaks to extend their lead; midway through the 1st half, LCCC would go on a 21 to 4 run.

The lead would continue to grow and the Commodores would go in the locker rooms up 56-39 on Lakeland.

Up 17 to start the half, the Commodores would continue to do the necessary things to keep their lead. Much like the first half, LCCC shot the ball well shooting 52%, 67% from 3, and out-rebounding the Lakers. In this half it was the hot scoring of TJ Steele who scored 15 second half points along with Jarred Schultz and his 15 points and 6 rebounds.

Although the Commodores played well for the majority of the game, the ending of the game went the Lakers way as they went from being down 20 with 5 minutes remaining to just 7 points with 2 minutes. Not letting this game go, LCCC found a way to burn time off and utilize the free throw to hold off Lakeland.

With time on LCCC’s side, the Commodores won 100-91 and end their 4 game losing streak. The Commodores will try to continue this good play on Saturday as they travel to Hocking College for a 3:00pm start time.

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Commodores Fall to Tartans at Home – 1/14/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – January hasn’t started off the way the Commodores had hoped after a great start to the season; LCCC has dropped the last three games. Saturday afternoon the Commodores hosted Sinclair Tartan Pride (12-3) and for the first half, LCCC controlled things. In the second half it was Sinclair CC who won the battle and the game, winning 91-82. With this the Commodores see their record go to 9-6 and 2-4 in conference play.

Early on neither team could get much of a lead with a 3 point lead being the highest. For LCCC it was Justin Green who took charge as he scored 8 points early on to give his team momentum. At the 14 minute mark, the Commodores put their foot on the gas pedal and opened things up. With Steele coming alive with Green, LCCC took a comfortable lead. Steele would do his part scoring 7 first half points while Green would continue scoring the ball well with 13 first half points and 5 rebounds.

As the half came to an end, LCCC would keep their lead but saw it cut down with Sinclair converting at the line 8 times. Commodores would go in the locker room up 1 point leading 38-37.

It was the second half that the Commodores would like to forget as things didn’t continue to go well for them. Sinclair would outscore LCCC 17-7 in the first 7 minutes of the second half to take a 55-46 lead.

In this half, Sinclair would find the bottom of the net shooting 59% from the floor, 75% from 3 point, 77% from the free throw line and outrebounding LCCC 18 to 15. This would help the Tartan Pride keep their lead over 5 for the remainder of the game.

Green, who scored 13 first half points, would spend the rest of the game in foul trouble and on the bench in crucial moments. Along with Steele, Coach Eggleston found production in Mike Rell who scored 14 second half points to finish the game with 16.

With one final push at the 5 minute mark, TJ Steel and his Commodores forced the tempo on Sinclair. As LCCC tighten things up, the Tartan Pride utilized the free throw line to keep the lead. Shooting 17 of 22 from the line, LCCC couldn’t close the gap. LCCC would lose the game 91-82.

The Commodores will travel to Lakeland CC Wednesday to get things back on track. Game is set for a 7:30 tipoff.

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Commodores Basketball Unable to Top Owens – 1/11/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Toledo, Ohio – Wednesday evening the men’s basketball team traveled to Owens Community College to take on the Express in conference play. In a tight battle, LCCC fell late and loss by a final score of 94-85. The Commodores were led by the team’s leading scoring TJ Steele but with not enough gas in the tank, the team would come up short.

After falling Monday night to Jamestown (NY) by 27 points, LCCC came out Wednesday with a purpose and a goal to bounce back.  “Monday we didn’t look good. Difference tonight was conditioning. We looked better and we were better conditioned for the game.”

The Commodores would see 5 different players contribute on the offensive side early as they tried to keep up with the high paced offense of Owens. With both teams shooting at a high rate (Owens 50% and LCCC 48%), LCCC would depend on their rebounding to keep them in the game. LCCC would out rebound Owens in the first half 22 to 13 with 9 of them being offensive rebounds.

With 5:19 in the half, LCCC would take their first lead from a Jarred Schultz made jumper and the team would see the lead go back and forth for the remainder of the half. With Owens converting on 12 of 16 free throws, LCCC would rely on some last minute shots to take a one point lead at the half. Leading the way in the first half for LCCC was Jarred Schultz with 12 points and 5 rebounds followed by TJ Steele who had 8 points and 2 rebounds.

To start the second half, Owens would go on a 5-0 run but the Commodores would keep pace as they continued to stay aggressive on the offensive side of the ball. Leading the way in the 2nd half was Steele who scored 8 early points as the Commodores traded baskets.

Once again one of the primary differences in the half was the free throw as the Express would take advantage of the line converting on 11-16 free throws while LCCC only took 6. Along with minimal free throw attempts, the Commodores would shoot only 2-10 three pointers in the half and 39% from the floor. For Owens the hot shooting continued as they shot 50% from the floor.  The closest LCCC would get would be 1 point but the Commodores would just run out of gas late.

“We played very well tonight but the difference was, we just ran out of gas. It was close the entire game but once the gas ran out, that was it” said LCCC Head Basketball Coach.

With not enough gas in the tank, LCCC would eventually fall 94-85 and would see their season record go to 9-5 (2-3). LCCC will host Sinclair CC on Saturday with a 3:00pm tipoff.

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