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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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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.

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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.

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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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LCCC Lady Commodores Keep Fighting but Come up Short – 2/1/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Piqua, Ohio – In the team’s 22nd game of the season, the Lady Commodores of LCCC fell Wednesday evening to the Lady Chargers of Edison CC. After starting off hot in the 1st quarter, LCCC would go in a cold shooting spell and eventually fall 75-46. With this, LCCC falls to 2-20 and 0-9 in conference play.

Things started off well for the Lady Commodores Wednesday as they seemed to have an extra step on the Lady Chargers. From the start it was sophomore guard Madi Bonner leading the way for her team. For the night, Bonner would score 10 points, grab 2 rebounds and dish out 2 assist. After initially holding the lead early, the Commodores would see the Chargers end the quarter on a high note.

In the 2nd quarter the Commodores would find ways to slow the Chargers down as they were only outscored 19-15 and trailed 42-24 at half.

In the 2nd half, once again LCCC would see Edison go on a late run to end the 3rd quarter outscoring the Commodores 21-7 but it was the 4th quarter that showed the fight in this LCCC team. Not throwing in the towel, LCCC would win the quarter 15-12 and saw huge production from Rachel Downing, Jasmine White and Heather Smyth who would combine for 24 points and 15 rebounds.

“These girls have not quit all season and the 4th quarter proved that as we were getting up and down the floor. If we continue to play like this, the wins will come” said Coach Granito.

In the end it was the 1st and 3rd quarters that made things difficult for LCCC; final score 75-46.

On the night, LCCC shot 28% from the floor, 14% from 3, 68% from the free throw line and collected 40 rebounds while turning it over 15 times. For Edison they shot 39%, 36% from 3, 67% from the free throw line, collected 51 rebounds and turned it over 11 times.

LCCC will host Clark State, who is currently 3-10 on the season, on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:00pm.

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Lady Commodores Can’t Knock Off Columbus State in Rematch – 1/28/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant 

Elyria, OH – In their first meeting, Lorain CCC Lady Commodores fell by a final score of 108-43 in Columbus; in their second meeting in Elyria the Lady Commodores would fall 96-46. This puts LCCC at 2-19 (0-8) with 9 remaining games in the regular season.

Initially the Commodores came out the gate slow but the team was able to weather the early storm by the Lady Cougars. After going down 7, LCCC was able to cut the lead to 1 with a couple minutes remaining in the first quarter due to the big play of sophomore guard Madi Bonner (5 points in the first quarter) and Carrie Carlson (4 points in the first quarter). With the team shooting 31% from the floor, LCCC depended on rebounding and their defense. The Lady Commodores would out rebound the Lady Cougars 12 to 8 and would hold Columbus to just 32% from the field. With some late turnovers, LCCC would see the Cougar lead grow to 7.

Unfortunately the 2nd quarter and the 2nd half was the difference in the game as LCCC would get out scored 29 to 12 in just the 2nd quarter. The Lady Commodores would struggle shooting in the 2nd as they shot a game low 18% and would commit 14 first half turnovers. Keeping up her strong play, Bonner would score 9 of the team’s 12 points in the quarter. This wouldn’t be enough as the Lady Cougars would make a 15-2 run to start things then a 7-2 run to end things. At the half LCCC trailed 48-24.

In the second half LCCC tried their best to cut the Cougar lead but was outscored 45-22 in the 2nd half. Coach Granito did see a bright spot in the team’s play as Heather Smyth scored 11 points while Tyeisha Sain collected 4 rebounds in the final quarter and 9 total rebounds for the game.

With time not on the Commodores side, LCCC would fall 93-46. Lady Commodores will visit Edison on Wednesday for the team’s second meeting. Tipoff is set for 5:30.

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Women’s Basketball Falls to Tri-C – 1/25/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – Wednesday night the women’s basketball team of Lorain CCC hosted the 13-4 Cuyahoga CC Challengers. With a strong effort, the Lady Commodores would come up short and fall by a final score of 95-42 and see their season record drop to 2-18 (0-7).

The Lady Commodores pulled off a big win Monday night against Walsh U Junior Varsity Team but the team was unable to follow things up Wednesday evening as they faced D2’s Cuyahoga CC.

After keeping things close early in the 1st quarter with a couple 3 pointers, LCCC struggled to take care of the ball turning it over 5 times which converted into easy points for the Lady Challengers. After going down 20-8 in the first quarter, the Lady Commodores continued to turn it over. With 11 first half turnovers and Tri-C shooting over 38% from the floor, LCCC would go into the half trailing 40-17.

LCCC received some big moments from sophomore Madi Bonner who chipped in with 5 first half points and Heather Smyth who had 4 points.  LCCC did a good job keeping the rebounding game close as they totaled 20 rebounds compared to Tri-C’s 24.

In the 3rd quarter, Bonner would start things off for her team knocking down an early 3 but it was Smyth that would find her groove adding 6 points. Once again it was the turnovers that would hurt LCCC as they committed 11 in the 3rd quarter; this would allow the Lady Challengers to extend their lead to 42.

Not giving up, the Commodores would have their best quarter in the 4th scoring 15 points led by Carrie Carlson who added 9 in the quarter. With the lead too large, the Lady Commodores would fall 95-42. LCCC will host Columbus State Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

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Women’s Basketball Gets Back to Winning; Beats Walsh U JV – 1/23/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – The LCCC Women’s Basketball celebrated a win tonight at home. After trading the lead for most of the game, LCCC made a late push to top Walsh U JV 57-46. With this win, LCCC is now 2-15 on the year and will try to keep the streak alive as they host Cuyahoga CC on Wednesday.

Right from the start it was the team’s leading scorer Madi Bonner who put her prints on this game. To start, Bonner would score 5 of the team’s 9 first quarter points. The team would struggle to score as they would shoot 23% in the first quarter but they found ways to slow Walsh U down as well. Although Walsh would outshoot LCCC (39% from the floor), the Commodores would force 5 turnovers to keep things close.

In the 2nd quarter the team collectively kept things close with Walsh as the Commodores improved in shooting; they shot 40% from the floor, and only turned it over one time. Heather Smyth, who chipped in 3 first quarter points, added 4 more in the second quarter to keep things close.

At the end of the half, LCCC trailed just 24-22 and came out with the same intensity they had in the first half.  “We came out with greater defensive intensity tonight. It made all the difference tonight for us” said Coach Granito.

In the 3rd quarter alone, LCCC forced 5 turnovers (18 for the whole game) and 12 team steals, which were led by Bonner’s 5. Walsh would see their lead grow as much as 6 points but every time they built momentum, LCCC would claw back.

Bonner would continue her hot play and she would receive much needed help from Carrie Carlson who would add 5 third quarter points.

To start the 4th, LCCC would go on a 10 to 3 run to take a 3 point lead early in the quarter. Continuing their big play down the stretch was Bonner (9 points in the 4th) and Carlson (5 points in the 4th), who combined for 14 of the team’s 22 fourth quarter points.

With a minute remaining, LCCC took their biggest lead and never gave it up. Forcing late turnovers and converting at the free throw line, LCCC would go on to win by a final score of 57-46.

“Tonight we were able to execute our offense down the stretch. We shot 42% in the 2nd half and 37% for the entire game. Good win tonight” said Granito.

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Lady Commodores Fall to Lady Hawks – 1/21/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Nelsonville, Ohio – After starting the game off slow and going down big, the Lady Commodores fought back but fell on the road at Hocking College Saturday afternoon. In their first meeting of the season, it was the Lady Hawks who would win by a final score of 78-56 and put LCCC at a 1-16 season record and 0-6 in conference play.

For LCCC their struggles on the defensive end put them in a big hole early as the Lady Hawks of Hocking College came out shooting lights out. For Hocking it was the 3 point line that was on their side as they hit a team high 18 3-pointers against LCCC. The Commodores would go down as much as 33 points before making a late game run.

“We can’t afford to have slow starts like we’ve had in the last couple games. We’re not built to come back from big leads like this” said Coach Granito following the game.

In the second half the Commodores played with more energy and seemed to play better as a unit. Leading the way for LCCC was Madi Bonner who chipped in 15 points and 3 assist while Heather Smyth had 11 points and 16 rebounds. Other production from LCCC was Carrie Carlson who had 13 points, Sami Shaw 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks and Tyeisha Sain with 9 rebounds.

“We played them even in the 2nd half but the first half killed us. It was too much to come back from” said Granito.

LCCC is back in action Monday as they host Walsh University’s junior varsity team with a 6:00pm start time.

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Lady Commodores fall on the Road against Lakeland CC – 1/18/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Kirtland, OH – In another tough OCCAC game Wednesday night, the Lady Commodores of Lorain CCC fell to the Lakeland Lakers. After falling by a final score of 82-38, the Lady Commodores drop to 1-15 (0-5). 

In Wednesday’s matchup, the Lady Commodores struggled to keep up with the fire power of the Lady Lakers as the Commodores went down 20-4 in the first quarter. Waking up from a slow start, the Lady Commodores found their stroke and found their offense. Getting things started in the 2nd was Madi Bonner (15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist) who hit the team’s first 3 pointer. Along with Bonner, it was the strong play of Rachel Downing (5 points, 1 assist, 2 assist), and Jasmine White (5 points, 6 rebounds) who helped carry some of the load.

After shooting just 14% in the 1st quarter, LCCC shot 24% in the second and scored 26 total points in the quarter. The team’s downfall was the 19 first half turnovers that helped the Lady Lakers score at a high rate.

After trailing 60-30 at half, the second half didn’t improve for LCCC as the Lakers continued to shoot well. With not enough fire power and the hole too big, the Lady Commodores fell 82-38. LCCC will head to Hocking College on Saturday, who currently has a record of 2-12.

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Turnovers Hurt Lady Commodores against Top Team in D2 – 1/14/17

By Bryce Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

Elyria, OH – Coach Granito and his team couldn’t have asked for a better start then the one they got Saturday afternoon. Hosting Sinclair CC (13-2), the Lady Commodores (1-14) battled early but as the turnovers racked up, so did the Sinclair points. In the end, LCCC was unable to keep up and fell by a final score of 86-48.

In the first half the Lady Commodores frustrated Sinclair on both ends of the floor as the Tartans couldn’t gain ground. Taking the lead for LCCC was Madi Bonner who scored 13 of the team’s 24 points. LCCC who usually shoots plenty of 3’s went a different route as they only took 2 in the entire first half. Instead, LCCC converted on 10 of 21 from the floor and 3 for 4 from the free throw line; LCCC shot 48% from the floor.

On the defensive side of things, LCCC managed to hold the Lady Spartans to just 43% from the floor (shot 2 for 9 from deep) and only 6 attempts from the free throw line. The difference on the day was the turnovers as LCCC committed 17 compared to Sinclair’s 2.

Down just 5 points as the half came near an end, Sinclair went on a big run to extend things. With three different Spartans at 8 or more points, LCCC saw the lead go from 5 to 18 at the end of the half.

In the second half, LCCC would have trouble digging themselves out of the hole they made to end the half. Keeping up her fast pace, Bonner would continue to shoot well from the floor hitting a couple 3’s in attempt to cut the lead down. Along with Bonner, Heather Smyth tried her best to help the team cut the lead. After scoring 6 first half points, Smyth would add 10 second half points along with game high 9 rebounds.

After shooting well in the first half, LCCC would go on to shoot just 32% while Sinclair shot 51%. Not giving up late in the game, the Lady Commodores would score 24 second half points (same as the first half) but would fall by a final score of 86-48.

LCCC will try to break their 9 game losing streak when they travel to Lakeland Wednesday.

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