Front Row (L to R): Mary Roig, Carrie Carlson, NaYani Pope, Hannah Oehlstrom, Rose Carter, Angel Blakely. Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Granito, Jasmine White, Sami Shaw, Sarah Kyser, Shatyra Williams, Asst. Coach Failing, Athletic Trainer Bree Fortney. Missing: Gloria Souter, Makayla Tuck.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team opened the game in strong fashion, leading 16-15 in the first quarter when freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) hit a three-point shot with 2:05 left in the opening quarter, but Edison State CC closed out the quarter with an 8-0 run to lead, 23-16, after one quarter on the LCCC campus on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10. The Chargers would extend the run to 36-10 to open a 51-26 halftime lead.
Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) scored a game-high 23 points with seven rebounds, a team-high three steals, two blocked shots and an assist. Oehlstrom finished with 12 points on 4-of-12 three’s to tie LCCC’s single-season record for made three-pointers (74). She also contributed seven rebounds and a pair of steals.
“We are showing improvement in several areas even though it doesn’t show on the scoreboard,” Head Coach Dr. Vince Granito said. “The OCCAC is a very strong conference with a lot of D-II teams, and Edison is one of them.”
The Lady Commodores suffered through a 21.5% shooting performance (14-of-65) while the Chargers connected on 37.3% (28-of-75) and doubled LCCC’s total rebounds (58 to 29).
Sophomore guard Lauren Monnin — Edison State’s leading scorer — topped four Chargers in double figures and three with double-doubles as she tallied 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and 12 rebounds.
Edison State now boasts a 20-3 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the OCCAC. The Lady Commodores are 5-19 overall and 1-10 in the conference.
LCCC will visit Columbus State on Wed., Feb. 14, for a 5:30 p.m. game before returning to campus for the home finale on Sat., Feb. 17 against Sinclair CC at 1 p.m.
Cuyahoga CC used a trapping press for the most of the game — even after the outcome was obvious — and routed the Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team, 103-37, at the Tri-C Eastern Campus on Wednesday evening, Feb. 7.
Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) led LCCC with 12 points and sophomore forward Jasmine White scored 10. Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson contributed nine points and freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom added six points.
Cuyahoga is now 11-5 overall and 4-5 in the OCCAC. LCCC is 5-18 overall and 1-9 in the OCCAC. The Lady Commodores return home for a 1 p.m. game this Saturday, Feb. 10, against Edison State CC.
The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team came within four points in the second half but eventually fell to host Southern State CC, 78-67, on Sunday, February 4. Southern State’s lead was single digits until the final score.
Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (pictured) set a personal-high with 28 points to lead the Lady Commodores. Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured, below) turned in her sixth double-double of the season as she scored 27 points with 12 rebounds, plus five steals and a trio of assists. Sophomore Carrie Carlson — the team’s No. 3 scorer — only managed four points during a poor shooting day.
“It was a good game,” Head Coach Dr. Vince Granito said. “We had several turnovers at key times in the game and just could not quite get the lead,” Granito offered.
Southern State CC is now 5-12 this season while LCCC falls to 5-17. The Lady Commodores will play at Cuyahoga CC this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball had no answers for the offense of Owens Community College — the #6 team in NJCAA D-II — as the Express sprinted out to a 40-6 first quarter advantage on the way to a lopsided 117-39 win at LCCC on Saturday, February 3.
The Lady Commodores shot just 22.6% for the game, including 12% (3-of-25) in the second half. The taller Express also dominated the boards with a huge 64-29 margin.
Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson (pictured) led LCCC with 16 points plus four rebounds. Sophomore forward Angel Blakely — the team’s leading scorer, averaging 17 points per game — was limited to 11 points, but grabbed a team-high nine boards, just one rebound shy of a double-double. Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom managed eight points and four rebounds.
Freshman guard Da’Vina Shelton had a career game with a game-high and season-high 34 points on 12-of-24 shots including 6-of-12 from three-point range, plus 11 rebounds and four steals. Sophomore guard Essence Cowan tallied 23 points including 7-of-14 baskets beyond the arc.
In the first half, Owens hit a remarkable 13-of 21 shots from long range (61.9%). The Express shot 47% for the game and 39% on three’s, despite only making 3-of-20 (15%) in the second half.
LCCC — one of the few D-III teams in the OCCAC — owns a 5-16 overall record; 1-8 in the OCCAC. Owens improves to 18-4 and 8-1 in the OCCAC, one game behind 9-0 Sinclair. LCCC travels to Southern State CC for a 1 p.m. game on Sunday, Feb. 4, before visiting Cuyahoga CC on Wednesday, Feb. 7, for a 5:30 game at the Eastern Campus.
The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team hung tough for the first quarter and held a 19-17 lead before Lakeland CC turned on the after-burners and sprinted to a 118-60 victory over the host Lady Commodores on Wednesday evening, January 31.
Sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) led the way for the Lady Commodores with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, plus six rebounds, four assists and a steal. Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom also scored 19 points with a team-high eight rebounds, three steals and an assist. Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson added 18 points, four boards, two assists and a steal. Sophomore forward Sami Shaw chipped in with seven rebounds.
The Lakers shot 53.8% for the game, including 54.2% in the first half on the way to a 59-31 halftime lead. The Lakers were paced by guard Ziona Williams with 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting, six steals and five rebounds. She led five players in double figures. Brianna Williams and Armani Jackson scored 25 and 24, respectively. Jackson pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
LCCC is now 5-15 overall and 1-7 in the OCCAC while Lakeland improved to 12-5 overall and 4-3 in the OCCAC.
LCCC will host Owens CC on Saturday, February 3, at 1 p.m.