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2018-19 Women's Varsity Basketball Team

L to R: Ronnette Rahmon-Sumlin, Bri Gallagher, Alexis Williams, Elana Maley, Tyeisha Sain, Sha'Nautica Gardner, Armani Artice, Marquita Thompson, Hannah Oehlstrom, JaQuetta Davis, Rose Carter, Head Coach Granito.

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

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Consistency Key Factor in LCCC Women’s Basketball Loss to Columbus State

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Armani Artice

January 16, 2019 — LCCC’s Lady Commodores came up short on the road, losing 90-68, against OCCAC Conference foe, Columbus State Community College.

According to Coach Vince Granito, “We played well in spots, but our big thing now is consistency – playing at a high level for an entire game. This has become a process where we need to learn and grow from every game. The last few games have been competitive in parts, but we have to put it together for a full 40 minutes.”

Ronnette Rahmon-Sumlin (North Olmsted) came off the bench to lead the Commodores with 20 points and 13 rebounds in 32 minutes of play. Armani Artice (Peninsula/Woodridge) pulled down 13 boards, while Marquita Thompson (Cleveland/John Marshall) added 14 points.

The loss takes the Commodores to 8-10 on the season and 2-4 in conference play. Columbus State improves to 3-10 overall and 2-4, behind a 34-point, 17 rebound outing from Whitney Staggs.

Box Score


Edison State Chargers prove too much for Lorain’s Lady Commodores

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Ronnette Rahmon-Sumlin

By Shelly Miller, LCCC SID

January 12, 2019 — The Commodore Women’s Basketball team faced a daunting task when they squared off against the Division II Chargers of Edison State Community College. Edison State was coming off a 124-31 drubbing of Hocking College and a strong game-plan against the much-taller team was key for Coach Vince Granito’s squad. 

Granito stated, “We knew coming into the game that we had to slow down their transition game and do our best to play them even on the boards. We successfully outrebounded them 39-37 in the game and for much of the first half, we were able to control the tempo of their game.” 

Lorain held Edison State to just 36.4% field goal percentage in the first half, while keeping it close until the last few minutes of the second quarter, when Edison extended their lead to 12 going into the locker room. The Chargers shot 15 of 21 from the free throw line in the half, while the only Commodore points at the stripe came courtesy of Elana Maley (Canton/Glenoak) who shot 100% in her four attempts. 

The Chargers came out on fire to start the third quarter going on a 24-point run to just eight for the Commodores in that span, putting their fast-paced offense on full display. Aggressive defensive play by Ronnette Rahmon-Sumlin (North Olmsted) helped LCCC slow the attack and play an evenly-matched fourth quarter. “Ro brought a lot of intensity to the team today and I was very impressed with her and several other players that are learning new roles” stated Granito, “Armani Artice (Peninsula/Woodridge) and Tyeisha Sain (Bedford), had their best games of the season.” 

Edison’s Sarah Pothast (Wapakoneta) led all scorers in the game with 23, while Maley led the way for LCCC with 18 on the night. The 84-50 win puts Edison State at 13-2 on the year while Lorain falls to 8-9. 

The Commodores’ next matchup is at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Columbus State.

 

Box Score


LCCC Lady Commodores Drop a Heartbreaker to Tri-C in Final Minutes

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Marquita Thompson

By Shelly Miller, LCCC SID

January 9, 2019 — The Lady Commodores Basketball team led a short-handed Cuyahoga Community College throughout the evening, until the last three minutes of the game when the momentum shifted in favor of the Challengers who pulled out a 60-49 win. 

Coach Vince Granito said “We have to learn how to finish games down the stretch. This is our second straight game we’ve given up a lead in the second half.” 

Marquita Thompson (Cleveland/John Marshall HS) led LCCC in scoring with 18 on the night and Hannah Oehlstrom (Avon Lake/Avon Lake HS) added 17 in the loss. 

The Commodores are back home at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, against Edison State. 

Box Score

 


LCCC Lady Commodores Lose to Penn State – Dubois in their 2019 Opener

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Elana Maley

By Shelly Miller

January 6, 2019 — The Lady Commodore Basketball team fell to Penn State-Dubois by a score of 67-50, after playing an even first half with the much taller Nittany Lion team. The teams started the second half tied at 28-28, before the Lions exploded for 10 unanswered points to take the lead for good in the game. 

“The toughest part of the game for us, was shooting 2-28 from the 3-point arc, after at one point this season being ranked 4th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage,” stated Commodore Coach Vincent Granito. “That’s a hard stat to overcome, along with being out rebounded by 20 boards. Despite the loss, I was very impressed with the play of Tyeisha Sain (Bedford/Bedford HS) stepping into a new role and coming up big with 12 rebounds.” 

Elana Maley (Canton/Glenoak HS) and Marquita Thompson (Cleveland/John Marshall HS), led LCCC with 11 points each, while Thompson also contributed 12 boards. 

Next up for the Commodore women’s team is Cuyahoga CC at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 9 at the Tri-C East Campus. 

Box Score 


LCCC Women’s Basketball Gets First Road Win of the Season

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Hannah Oehlstrom

By Vince Granito

November 9, 2018 – After a slow start, the Lady Commodores finished strong to pull out a road win in Buffalo, NY and beat Erie Community College 56-47 on Friday night, Nov. 9.  In the first quarter LCCC shot only 11% from the field, including missing all eight of their three-point shot attempts, to fall behind 14-8.  The Lady Commodores defensive intensity in the second quarter help them go into the half with a 24-20 advantage. 

The shooting really heated up in the third quarter where LCCC shot 42% from the field and 57% from beyond the arch.  Erie Community College staged a brief come back in the fourth quarter, even taking a 1 point lead, before LCCC put the game away with a 11-2 run down the stretch. 

LCCC was led by Hannah Oehlstrom’s (Avon Lake) 19 points, and Marquita Thompson’s (Cleveland/ John Marshall) 10 points.  The Lady Commodores also got nine points from Elana Maley (Canton/ Glen Oak) and eight points from Rose Carter (Lorain).  Sha’Nautica Gardner (Cleveland/St. Martin dePorres) had six steals and Ronnette Rahmon-Sumlin (North Olmsted) led the team with four rebounds.

Coach Granito commented on first game on the road for the team, “I think we were good once we warmed up in the second quarter.  With so many first year players on this team, this was a good lesson about how to get prepared for a game after a long bus ride to the game.  Most of these players are used to half hour to an hour ride to a game at the most; in college the big thing is getting used to long road trips.”

LCCC’s record now stands at 2-1 for the season.  The team heads next to John Carroll to face their Junior Varsity team on Wednesday, November 14th, followed by their first conference game of the season on Saturday, November 17th at Owens CCC.

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Blakely and Oehlstrom Garner All-OCCAC and All-District/Region XII, D-III Honors

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Angel

by Ken Hoffman

Two student-athletes from the Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team were selected to the women’s basketball All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Teams by the coaches of the OCCAC.
 
Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) and freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (pictured below) received Honorable Mention recognition from the OCCAC.  Blakely and Oehlstrom were also selected to the All-District/Region XII, D-III Team.
 
 
In addition, Blakely was tabbed as District/Region XII, D-III Player of the Year Runner-Up (Columbus State’s Destiny Wooten was named POTY).
 
Blakely led the Lady Commodores in scoring (18.7 ppg), field goal percentage (43.1%), rebounding (8.5 rpg), assists (2.7 apg) and steals (2.4 spg).  She scored a career-high 32 points vs. Sinclair CC on Feb. 17, and ended her two years as LCCC’s single-season scoring leader (506 pts.) and career scoring leader (848 pts.).  She became the first Lady Commodore to eclipse the 500-point mark in a season and the 800-point mark in a two-year career.
 
Oehlstrom was second in scoring for the Lady Commodores with 14.6 ppg in her rookie season, along with 6.7 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game.  She shot a team-best 70% from the foul line.  Oehlstrom ended the season as the single-season record holder for Made Three-Point Shots with 80.
 
LCCC ended the season with a record of 6-22, doubling the win total from the previous season, and narrowly missing in the upset bid of Columbus State in the Region XII, D-III title game, 94-88.
 

Upset Bid By Lady Commodores Falls Short Despite “Best Game of the Season” 

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Angel

by Ken Hoffman

The Lady Commodores played their “best game of the season” according to Head Coach Vince Granito, but the upset bid was overcome by Columbus State, 94-88, in the NJCAA Region XII championship game at Ohio Christian University on Tuesday evening, Feb. 27.
 
LCCC employed a successful box-and-one defense against Columbus State standout Destiny Wooten, and at one point led by nine points in the first quarter before settling for a two-point deficit at halftime, 49-47.  
 
Sophomore guard Angel Blakely (pictured) scored a team-high 28 points and completed a double-double with 10 rebounds plus six assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson collected 22 points — 13 in the first half — and added five caroms.  Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom made 4-of-8 long-range shots in the opening half to score 16 of her 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, to go along with six boards, three assists and a game-high four steals.  Sophomore forward Jasmine White added 11 points and seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.
 
Wooten finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for Columbus State.  Allie Rutter picked up the slack and led CSCC with 15 points in the third quarter on her way to a game-high 39 points, making 13-of-22 shots, including an astounding 9-of-14 (64.3%) from beyond the arc.  Shay Rahim turned in a double-double with 19 points and a game-high 18 rebounds.
 
The Lady Commodores pulled to within two points at 68-66 late in the third quarter on a Blakely drive to the basket topping off an 8-0 LCCC run, but Rutter connected on a big three-point shot with just seconds remaining in the third quarter to bump the Columbus State lead to 71-66 after three stanzas.
 
Blakely again drove for a lay-up with 3:56 remaining in the game to pull LCCC to within three points at 87-84, but Rahim scored on two inside passes and Rutter added two foul shots down the stretch.
 
“”That was the best game we played all season, and for the second year in a row, I am happy with how we finished,” coach Granito stated. “We have to rebuild now (losing six of eight players) and Hannah (Oehlstrom) is a good one to build around,” Granito added.
 
The Lady Cougars had twice defeated LCCC earlier in the season by 21 and 25 points, 76-55 and 80-55. 
 
LCCC ends the season with a 6-22 record.  Blakely concludes her LCCC career as the school’s career scoring leader (847) and Oehlstrom (pictured below) finishes her freshman campaign as the school’s single-season leader in Made Three-Point Field Goals (80).  
 
 

Lady Commodores Win at Hocking College, 64-35, to Conclude Regular Season; Qualify For Tuesday’s NJCAA Region XII Playoff With Columbus State

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Angle Blakely

by Ken Hoffman

The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team defeated Hocking College on Saturday, February 24, 64-35, behind the game-highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds from sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) to advance to Tuesday evening’s NJCAA Region XII playoff game against Columbus State at Ohio Christian University (5:30 p.m.).
 
Blakely was joined in double figures by sophomore guard Carrie Carlson with 15 points and freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom with 12 points, four boards and three steals.  Oehlstrom connected on two three-point baskets, making her LCCC’s single-season record-holder for made three-point shots (76).
 
Sophomore forward Jasmine White played a solid game with 10 rebounds, six points, five assists and a steal.  Sophomore forward Sara Kyser added six points and four rebounds.  Freshman forward Makayla Tuck also scored six points.  Sophomore forward Gloria Souter chipped in with two points and sophomore forward Sami Shaw contributed three assists.
 
LCCC solidified the win by outscoring Hocking, 24-9, in the 3rd quarter after leading at halftime, 26-13.  Carlson scored 11 of her 15 points in that deciding period.  
 
“We wanted to use this game as a springboard for Tuesday night’s Region 12 playoff game, and I believe we accomplished that,” Head Coach Vince Granito commented. 
 
The Hawks ended a winless season with a record of 0-23 overall and 0-14 in the OCCAC. The Lady Commodores doubled last year’s win total with a 6-21 regular season mark and 2-12 in the OCCAC.  This season marks the first OCCAC victories since 2009-10 when LCCC also turned in a 2-12 conference record.
 
(NOTE: The team did not play in a league for four seasons (2010-11 through 2013-14. LCCC joined the league again in 2014-15.  For the three years from ’14-’15 through ’16-’17, the Lady Commodores had not been victorious in conference games (0-44). 
 

Blakely Becomes Lady Commodores’ Career Scoring Leader, But LCCC Loses to #11 (D-II) Sinclair CC, 132-44

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Angle Blakely

by Ken Hoffman

Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) scored a game-high 32 points in front of the home fans to become Lorain County Community College’s career scoring leader with 802 points in her two seasons to date, but the Lady Commodores were no match for 11th-ranked (NJCAA D-II) Sinclair Community College, 132-44, on Saturday, Feb. 17.  It was the most points scored against LCCC this season.

Blakely scored 22 of her 32 points in the second half and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.  She is also just 14 points away from the LCCC single-season scoring mark of 473 points.  Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson added six points, two boards, two steals and one blocked shot. 

LCCC’s shooting woes continued with 24.1% shooting, including 3-of-14 (21.4%) from long range.  Sinclair shot 58.1% including 47.6% on three-pointers (10-of-21).  Sinclair dominated the boards with its superior height, 62-19.

Sinclair led, 28-6, after one quarter and 56-16 at the half.  Freshman forward Amanda Schroeder scored 30 points — 15 in each half — to pace five Tartans in double figures.

The Tartan Pride improve to 24-3 overall and 11-1 in the OCCAC, tied for the league lead with Owens CC.  LCCC is now 5-21 overall and 1-12 in league action.  The Lady Commodores will complete the regular season on Sat., Feb. 24, at Hocking College.

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FIRST HALF COSTS LADY COMMODORES IN LOSS AT COLUMBUS STATE, 76-55

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Angle Blakely
by Ken Hoffman
 
The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team outscored Columbus State in the second half, 32-30, but it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome a 46-23 halftime deficit as the hosts handed LCCC a 76-55 loss on Wed., Feb. 14. 
 
Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) scored a team-high 29 points (11-of-20 shooting,including 3-of-5 from long range) with 12 rebounds, five steals, a team-high four assists and two blocks. Sophomore forward Jasmine White (pictured below) contributed another double-double with 12 points and 13 boards. Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson added 10 points. Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom left the game after six minutes of the opening quarter with a sprained ankle.
 
Jasmine
 
CSCC’s Destiny Wooten kept LCCC at bay with a game-high 37 points.  Antishay Rahim pulled down a season-high 27 rebounds.  Columbus State built a 69-40 rebound advantage and out-shot the Lady Commodores, 35% to 25%.
 
LCCC owns a 5-20 record heading into a Feb. 17 home game with OCCAC co-leader Sinclair CC, ranked #11 in NJCAA D-II.