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2016-17 Women's Varsity Basketball Team

2016-17 Women's Basketball Team
Front Row (L to R) Jasmine White, Madi Bonner, Rachel Downing, Carrie Carlson, Sarah Kyser. Back Row (L to R) Head Coach Granito, Heather Smyth, Gloria Souter, Tyeisha Sain, Sami Shaw, Asst Coach Termini.

 

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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

 


Lady Commodores End their Season on Top with a Win – 2/25/27

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – In the team’s final home game of the season, where sophomore players were honored, the Lady Commodores of LCCC hosted Hocking College (4-24) . After controlling the first half, LCCC would end the game on top as they defeated the Lady Hawks 65-58. The team finishes the year 3-27 and falls just short of qualifying for the post season.

After losing to the Lady Hawks on September 21st by 22 points, the Lady Commodores needed to win and win by 23 to get the birth into the postseason. Bonner in her last home game wasn’t going out without a fight.

To start things off, Bonner hit 8 of her team’s first 9 points to help her team take an early 9-3 lead. The lead didn’t last long as the Lady Hawks stormed back to take a 13-9 lead. Much of that was due to the 4 early turnovers by LCCC.

As the lead started to grow for Hocking, Rachel Downing would drain 3 of her 9 first half points which sparked the Lady Commodores. With the timing running out, Sarah Kyser would hit a last second shot to tie things up at 16.

In the 2nd quarter, the game would go back and forth as neither team could find a way to get separation. As a team, LCCC would shoot 44% from the floor, 43% from three while out-rebounding the Hawks 14 to 8.

As the quarter came near an end, LCCC would go on a 10 to 3 run to end the half leading 33-28. Heather Smyth and Rachel Downing would find their stroke as they each scored 6 points and Downing brought 6 rebounds down.

In the 2nd half it was the spark at the 5:44 mark in the 3rd that gave the Lady Commodores the momentum needed. During a 6-0 run, the Commodores would grab an 8 point lead with Bonner, Smyth and Shaw all contributing; Bonner would lead the group with 5 third quarter points.

With another late storm by Hocking, LCCC would get a Bonner last second layup to lead 44-42 heading to the last quarter.

Much was the same in the 4th quarter as neither team could gain much separation. Leading the way again for their team was Bonner, who added 6 points and 5 rebounds, while Downing chipped in 6 points of her own.

With a one point lead with 2:40 remaining, the Commodores would go on a 12-5 run to close things out. All 6 of Bonner’s 4th quarter points came in the final 2 minutes which helped seal the victory for LCCC. The Commodores would go on to win 65-58.

For the game, LCCC shot 41% from the floor while holding Hocking to 32% and out-rebounded the Lady Hawks 44-35.

“We’ve loss so many games this year by team’s hitting timely 3’s and this was the first game we did it. It was a great way to finish the season. This was our best ball the past 3 weeks which is a great way to go into the offseason. Five or six players are due to be back next year so I’m very excited for next season” said Coach Granito following the game.

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LCCC Women’s Scoring Record Belongs to Bonner – 2/22/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cleveland, OH – Records are meant to be broken and that’s exactly what took place Wednesday evening. In the team’s road game at Cuyahoga CC, Madi Bonner broke the LCCC Women’s Basketball scoring record after scoring 18 points in the team’s loss 96-45.

Last year it was Onyx Lopez who broke the existing women’s scoring record by scoring 775 career points but after tonight, the record belongs to Madi Bonner who now has 776 career points.

“I’m very happy to have accomplished this. I’m just glad I had the opportunity to do it” said Bonner following the game.

In the game, both the Commodores and Bonner started off slow as the team only scored 5 first quarter points; Bonner would score just 1 point at the free throw line.

In the 2nd quarter both the team and Bonner picked things up as Bonner racked up 7 second quarter points along with Heather Smyth who scored 6 first half points.

In the 2nd half, Bonner continued to find some open shots as she added 10 additional points to end the night with 18. Although LCCC only committed 7 team fouls, the 25 turnovers and the total 18 team rebounds didn’t help. In the end LCCC fell short against Tri-C falling 96-45.

LCCC will end the regular season at home against Hocking College on Saturday for a 1:00pm tip.


Lady Commodores Fall to Sinclair CC – 2/18/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Dayton, OH – In the team’s third game in four days, the Lady Commodores of LCCC traveled to Dayton to take on Sinclair CC. In a tough shooting game for LCCC, the Commodores fell 78-29 and drop to 2-26 with just two remaining games.

The Lady Commodores seemed to be highly motivated after suffering back to back heartbreakers in the past couple days. At the end of 1 quarter, the Commodores were tied with Sinclair after a great start from second year player Madi Bonner. On the day Bonner led her team with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assist.

After a solid start, LCCC struggled to keep Sinclair off the glass which allowed for easier buckets. Keeping her team in the rebounding game was Sarah Kyser who added 7 rebounds to Bonner’s 6. With a tough stretch in the 2nd, LCCC trailed by 16 points at the half.

With 4 games in a week, the Commodores ran out of gas as they were outscored by 33 points in the 2nd half. The Commodores tried to keep up but Sinclair became too much. The final score was 78-29.

LCCC will travel to Cuyahoga CC Wednesday followed by the season finale against Hocking at home.

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Lady Commodores Fall in back to back Heart Breakers – 2/17/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Springfield, OH – In a tough season for the Lady Commodores, LCCC has found some good basketball in the month of February. After losing at the buzzer in their overtime game Wednesday, LCCC traveled to Clark State Friday for game 1 of 2 this weekend. In a tough game, LCCC fell 59-50 and see their record drop to 2-25.

In a back and forth game, LCCC found some strong plays from multiple players. Leading the way was Carrie Carlson who scored a team high 19 points followed by Madi Bonner’s 13 and Heather Smyth 7 points.

As the game came near an end, LCCC lead Clark State by 3 points but after a heartbreaker 48 hours earlier, LCCC would lose the lead and fall 59-50.

“We just got tired down the stretch. We played a really good game but I think Wednesday’s game caught up to us” said Coach Granito following the game.

The Lady Commodores will head to Sinclair CC tomorrow for a 1:00pm tipoff.

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Women’s Basketball Suffers Heartbreaker Wednesday – 2/15/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – For LCCC it was all about playing a complete game and that’s exactly what Coach Granito got from his team Wednesday evening against Lakeland CC. Unfortunately for the Lady Commodores a half court buzzer beater in overtime ended the night. In a tough battle, LCCC fell to the Lakers 68-65 and will have their next game at Clark State Friday.

Things didn’t start off well for LCCC as the Commodores went in the hole 12-1 but LCCC was able to weather the Lakers storm. To end the 1st quarter, LCCC went on a 10-2 run to close the Laker lead to 14-11. The Commodores didn’t shoot extremely well but they created 10 first quarter turnovers that helped them keep things close.

The 2nd quarter started the same as the Lakers went on a 4-0 run but a Madi Bonner layup started things for LCCC. Picking things up in the 2nd was Bonner who scored 5 second quarter points along with Heather Smyth’s 4 points and Tyeisha Sain’s 4 points. As things played even most of the 2nd quarter, the Commodores were able to make a 13-2 run to go up 28-23.

Coming out of the locker room the Commodores carried the momentum and they were able to extend it as much as 9 points as Bonner, Kyser and Smyth combined for all 12 team points in the 3rd quarter. The Commodores were unable to keep their turnovers down as they committed 7 in the quarter that helped Lakeland take the late lead.

With one quarter remaining, LCCC trailed 2 points but Bonner and the crew didn’t let up. With a minute remaining, LCCC took a 3 point lead off the Smyth layup. After a Lakeland layup, LCCC was able to take the 2 point lead after Sain split two at the free throw line with 22 seconds remaining.

With Lakeland inbounding under the rim, they were able to convert on an easy layup that sent things into overtime 54-54.

LCCC went on an early 7-0 run and it appeared the Commodores were going to pull away in extra time. With a 7-1 run by Lakeland, the Commodores led by 1 with 58 seconds remaining. Bonner, who finished with 20 points, would hit 2 free throws to give her team a 64-61 lead.

The Lakers would score 4 straight points and would take the 1 point lead before a Lakeland foul sent Smyth to the free throw line. Smyth would convert on 1 of 2 to tie things up with 3 seconds remaining. With a quick inbound, Brianna Prugel of Lakeland would take two quick dribbles then heave a half court buzzer beater to give Lakeland the win 68-65.

LCCC falls to 2-24 before their Friday matchup with Clark State at 6:30.

 Box Score


LCCC Makes Adjustments but Falls Short against Cincinnati State – 2/11/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Cincinnati, OH – In the team’s first meeting with the Lady Surge of Cincinnati State, the Lady Commodores of Lorain CCC loss 101-31. With some adjustments made in the rematch, LCCC fell Saturday 74-45. The team was led by Madi Bonner and Tyeshia Sain.

Things didn’t go the Commodores way back on December 17th but on Saturday LCCC found a lot of positives in their game with the Surge. On the offensive side of things LCCC shot 31% shooting 18-58 while converting on 5 of 22 from deep. Although the team didn’t shoot their best, Madi Bonner was able to score 13 of the team’s points while grabbing 7 rebounds and 2 assist. Along with Bonner, Sain chipped in with 9 points.

In the 2nd half the Lady Commodores were able to apply some early pressure to Cincinnati State, closing the gap with some strong defense; LCCC was able to hold the Lady Surge to just 6.7% shooting from the 3 point line. Along with some strong defense, LCCC forced the Lady Surge to commit 22 team turnovers.

Unable to keep Cincinnati State off the glass and not able to close the scoring gap, the Lady Commodores fell 74-45.

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Lady Commodores Fall to 2nd Ranked Owens – 2/8/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – After a tough battle Saturday with Clark State at home, the Lady Commodores hosted the 2nd ranked team in the NJCAA DII. Owens CC, who is currently undefeated, would go on to win 110-24. LCCC would have 6 different players score and was led by Carrie Carlson who scored 7 points.

To open things up Madi Bonner, who scored 6 points/4 rebounds/2 assists, would score the game’s first points with a deep 3 near the Owens bench. For the next 8 minutes LCCC would go cold shooting, not scoring again until a Tyeisha Sain free throw and layup. Sain would finish the game with 5 points and 4 rebounds.

In the 2nd quarter, LCCC would shoot 1 of 14 and would score just 3 points coming from a Heather Smyth free throw at the 4:47 mark and a Carrie Carlson layup to end the 2nd quarter. At the half, LCCC trailed 54-9.

Things would improve for LCCC in the 2nd half as the team would score 15 points compared to the 9 in the first. For LCCC, 6 different players would score while the team collected 30 total rebounds; Jasmine White would have 5 of them.

In the end Owens was too much and won by a final score of 110-24. LCCC will travel on Saturday to Cincinnati State for a 1:00pm tip.

 Box Score

 


Rough 2nd Quarter Hurts Lady Commodores – 2/4/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – On Saturday afternoon, the Lady Commodores of LCCC hosted conference opponent Clark State. In their first match up it was everything Coach Granito expected, a tough down to the wire game. Unfortunately for LCCC, the 2nd quarter put the team in a hole they would never get out of, LCCC would fall 69-53.

It’s been tough for the Lady Commodores this season but on Saturday they proved once again that this team doesn’t quit. Right out of the gate LCCC jumped all over the Lady Eagles of Clark State. The team would open things up on a 7-0 run, led by sophomore guard Madi Bonner who had 5 of the 7 points.

As Clark State tried to close the gap on LCCC midway through the first quarter, Carrie Carlson joined Bonner by scoring 5 straight points at the 3:00 minute mark to extend things to 15-9. Down the stretch in the 1st quarter it was the free throws that helped LCCC keep their lead as the team shot 5-7 with Heather Smyth converting on 3 and Jasmine White 2. The Lady Commodores would shoot one of their better quarters of the season shooting 43% and out-rebounding Clark State 12 to 6 with 6 rebounds coming from Jasmine White.

After a successful first quarter, the Commodores were unable to keep things rolling. The team would go on to shoot 25% in the 2nd quarter while Clark State would shoot 47%. The difference in the quarter was the turnover game as LCCC would turn the ball over 8 times that allowed the Lady Eagles to convert on easy baskets.

After exchanging baskets early on, LCCC would go cold midway through the 2nd allowing Clark State to go on an 8-0 run; a Jasmine White layup would stop the Eagles run. With cold shooting, LCCC would go into the half trailing 37-29.

In the 2nd quarter it was the defense that hurt the Lady Commodores and the start of the 3rd quarter was very similar. LCCC would see the Eagle lead grow to 16 as the team once again struggled to put points on the board. The Commodores would go scoreless for almost 3 minutes until Sami Shaw converted on a layup.

As the quarter came near an end, Bonner was able to chip away at some of the lead, scoring 5 points in under a minute of play. LCCC would head into the 4th down 50-39.

In the final quarter, LCCC would see 6 different players score and would get within 10 points of Clark State before a 12-3 run put things out of reach.

For LCCC, Bonner would lead her team with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists followed by Carrie Carlson who had 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Heather Smyth and Jasmine White would combine for 9 points and collect 17 rebounds.

The Lady Commodores will host Owens CC on Wednesday; Owens is currently ranked #2 in the NJCAA DII rankings.

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