2017-18 Women's Varsity Basketball Team

2017-18 Women's Basketball Team

Front Row (L to R): Mary Roig, Carrie Carlson, NaYani Pope, Hannah Oehlstrom, Rose Carter, Angle Blakely. Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Granito, Jasmine White, Sami Shaw, Sarah Kyser, Shatyra Williams, Asst. Coach Failing, Athletic Trainer Bree Fortney.

Head Coach:  Vincent Granito
Email: vgranito@lorainccc.edu
Phone: (440) 366-4707

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Schedules and Results

2017-18 Women's Basketball Schedule/Results

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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.

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.

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!

Lady Commodores Win Big In Westmoreland Tip Off Classic Over Lehigh Carbon CC, 93-39

by Ken Hoffman

November 11, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team capped off the Westmoreland Wolfpack Tip Off Classic on Saturday with a decisive 93-39 victory over Lehigh Carbon CC.

LCCC bounced back from yesterday’s poor shooting (22%) to make a whopping 57% from the floor, including an astounding 13-of-19 three-point shots (68%).
“When you make 13 of 19 three’s, you’re not going to lose too many games,” Head Coach Vince Granito commented. ” It was great to rebound from yesterday with excellent shooting today,” Granito added.
Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson scored a game-high 26 points.  LCCC also received two double-doubles from freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom with 20 points and 10 assists, and sophomore forward Sarah Kyser with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
LCCC also notched 27 assists. “That tells me we moved the ball well,” Granito said of the assist total.
The Lady Commodores jumped out to a 21-11 lead in the first quarter and essentially put the game out of reach with a 26-8 advantage in the second quarter over the out-manned Lady Cougars, to take a 47-19 lead into halftime.
Freshman guard NaYani Pope scored nine points and sophomore forward Angel Blakely added eight.  All 10 LCCC players added to the scoring.
Carlson and Oehlstrom were named to the all-tournament team for their two-day performances. 
The Lady Commodores improve to 3-2 this season, already matching last year’s win total after just five games.  They will travel to Owens CC on Thursday for a 5 p.m. contest.

LCCC Lady Commodores Suffer Westmoreland Tournament Loss to Anne Arundel CC, 70-57

Hannah Oehlstrom

by Ken Hoffman

November 10, 2017 – The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team led at halftime but lost to Anne Arundel CC, 70-57, in the opening game of the Westmoreland CC Tournament.

LCCC took a one-point lead at halftime thanks largely to three, three-point shots in the final minutes of the half by freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom on her way to a team-high 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting, including five three-pointers.  The team’s downfall was that it shot a season-low 22 percent on 20-of-90 shots.  Sophomore forward Angel Blakely was the only other double-figure scorer for the Lady Commodores with 19 points and a team-high eight rebounds.  Sophomore forward Sammie Shaw had a big game with six points, seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block.

“We had a poor shooting day,” Head Coach Vince Granito offered.  “I thought we would warm up in the second half, but the poor shooting continued and they (Anne Arundel CC) got a lot of points in transition,” Granito added.

LCCC trailed by 10 after three quarters but rallied to within four points in the fourth quarter before AACC made its final run.  “The game was closer than the final score indicated, “ Granito pointed out.  “The largest lead was the final score.

LCCC is now 2-2 this season and will play tomorrow’s tournam ent game against Lehigh CC at 10 a.m.  AACC improved to 2-1.

Box Score


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.

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.

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!

Lady Commodores Defeat PennState – Dubois, 61-52, With Balanced Scoring; Strong Defense

Angle Blakely

By Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director 

November 7, 2017 —  The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team improved to 2-1 in the young season with a 61-52 victory at Penn State – Dubois this evening.  The Lady Commodores featured three players scoring in double figures: sophomore guard Carrie Carlson (Grafton/Midview) and sophomore forward Angel Blakely (Lorain/Clearview) each paced the team with 14 points and freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) scored 13 points.

Blakely also led the team with 10 rebounds and three blocked shots and Oehlstrom also grabbed 10 rebounds and three steals.

“The game was pretty even throughout,” Head Coach Vince Granito said.  “The key was our defense against their three-point shooting; that was huge,” Granito noted.  LCCC made 6-of-18 three-point shots while holding Dubois to just 1-of-15 attempts.

The Lady Commodores trailed by four after one quarter but led by three at halftime, 29-26.  They opened a 12-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the final nine-point win.

LCCC also outscored Dubois from the foul line, 17 (of 28) to 7 (of 16). 

“We played well, top to bottom,” Granito stated.  “It won’t show in the box score, but (sophomore forward) Sarah Kyser (Lorain), (freshman guard) Rose Carter (Lorain) and (sophomore forward) Jasmine White (Wellington) played larger roles for us tonight and they added to our defensive intensity,” Granito added.

LCCC is 2-1 for the season and plays this weekend at the Westmoreland Tournament.  Friday afternoon’s opponent is Anne Arundel CC at 2 pm.  LCCC will then play Lehigh CC on Saturday at 10 am. 

Box Score

LCCC Women’s Basketball Rebounds to Gain First Victory, 65-54, Over OU-Chillicothe

Hannah Oehlstrom

By Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director

November 4, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team split two games on the season-opening weekend tournament at Miami Middletown, losing the opener to the host team on Friday night, 95-43, and winning this afternoon, 65-54, over Ohio University – Chillicothe. 

The Lady Commodores jumped out to a 25-12 first quarter lead this afternoon and never looked back.  Highly-touted freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (Avon lake/Avon Lake) paced the Lady Commodores with 26 points (9-of-18 shooting) and eight rebounds.  Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (Lorain/Clearview) came up big with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson (Grafton/Midview) pitched in with 10 points and four assists.  

“I was really happy how we bounced back today,” Head Coach Vince Granito said.  “We came out with great intensity and played good team defense,” Granito added.

 The Lady Commodores are now 1-1 and play next on Tuesday, November 7, at Penn State — Dubois.

Box Score vs Miami Middletown
Box Score vs Ohio University Chillicothe


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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.

Box Score

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.