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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News & Announcements


Poor Shooting Dooms Lady Commodores in Loss to Columbus State, 80-55

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Angle Blakely

by Ken Hoffman

The host Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team shot only 25.3 percent (23-of-91) and lost to Columbus State, 80-55, on Wednesday evening, January 17.

Columbus State shot 47 percent in the first half to jump out to a 39-22 advantage at the intermission.  The Cougars were led by sophomore forward Antishay Rahim with a double-double of game-highs 19 points and 21 rebounds.  Freshman forward Stephanie Newell also managed a double-double with 17 points and as many rebounds.

LCCC sophomore guard Angel Blakely (pictured) collected a double-double of her own with 12 points and 17 rebounds plus five assists and two steals. Sophomore guard  Carrie Carlson was LCCC’s leading scorer with 13 points, plus four rebounds, one assist and one steal.  Sophomore forward Jasmine White played one of her stronger games this season with 12 points, nine boards and two assists. Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom picked up 11 points in spite of her worst shooting night.  She also gathered eight boards with five steals, three assists and a block.

The Lady Commodores are now 4-13 this season while the Cougars improve to 9-6.  LCCC will host two games this weekend.  On Saturday, January 20, against Hocking College and on Sunday, January 21, versus Jamestown CC.  Both games start at 1 p.m.

Box Score 


Oehlstrom and Rell Once Again Earn OCCAC Player of the Week Honors

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by Ken Hoffman

Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom and sophomore guard Mike Rell were each selected for the third time this season as Ohio Community College Athletic Association Division III Players of the Week.
  

Hannah Oehlstrom
Hannah Oehlstrom    
Mike Rell
Mike Rell

 

Oehlstrom reached double-digit scoring in a pair of contests last week; 16 against Cuyahoa and 13 versus Sinclair.  She also hauled in four rebounds in each contest to go along with a weekly total of four assists and four steals. Hannah earns her third OCCAC Player of the Week recognition after staking claim to the crown in each of the first two weeks in her collegiate career (Nov. 6, Nov. 13). As a team, the Lady Commodores have now won the award eight times this season.

Sophomore guard Mike Rell averaged 16.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game in a split week for the Commodores. He opened the week by connecting on 7-of-8 field goals, including a pair of three-balls, and all four tosses from the charity stripe to score 20 points versus Cuyahoga, the No. 1 team in D-II. He tallied another dozen points accompanied by six rebounds and five assists in a victorious effort over Sinclair later in the week. The men’s team now owns seven OCCAC Player of the Week laurels this season.


Sinclair CC Runs Rampant in 119-38 Win Over the Lady Commodores

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by Ken Hoffman

 

January 13, 2018 —  Sinclair Community College stormed out to a 40-5 lead after one quarter and routed the Lady Commodores, 119-38, in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday afternoon, January 13.

Sinclair — an NJCAA D-II team — built a 72-19 halftime lead and continued to add to it in the third quarter, outscoring LCCC, 35-9.  Sinclair remains undefeated in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) with a 5-0 conference mark and now owns a 14-game winning streak.  Sinclair’s two losses in November were by a total of nine points.  They have not lost since November 11.

The scoring leader for the Lady Commodores was freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.  Sophomore forward Jasmine White (Wellington/Welington) pitched in with six points, a team-high nine rebounds and an assist.  LCCC scoring leader Angel Blakely (Lorain/Clearview), was called for three fouls in the first quarter and ended up with five points, four boards, four assists and one steal.

Sinclair placed seven players in double figures and was led by the team’s leading scorer, freshman forward Amanda Schroeder who matched her season average of 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting.  The Tartan Pride also dominated the boards, 59-37.

Sinclair improved its season record to 15-2.  LCCC is 4-12 and plays next at home against Columbus State on Wednesday night, January 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Box Score 


Cuyahoga CC Races Past Lady Commodores, 92-47

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by Ken Hoffman

A talented Cuyahoga CC team — utilizing pressure defense and a “push-the-ball” offense — led from wire-to-wire and turned a 43-28 halftime advantage into a rout over the host Lady Commodores with a 49-19 second half to win, 92-47, on Wednesday evening, January 10.

Tri-C jumped out to a 22-10 lead after one quarter, and opened a 30-10 bulge in the second stanza.  But LCCC went on a 10-3 run midway through the quarter to come within 13 points at 33-20, but that was as close as it would get.

Tri-C placed five players in double figures and was led by sophomore Tre’Vion Beverly with a double-double of 15 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.  Cuyahoga also dominated the boards, 60-34.

The scoring leader for the Lady Commodores was sophomore guard Carrie Carlson (Grafton/Midview) (pictured) with 20 points and a team-high  nine rebounds.  Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) contributed 16 points, four boards, two steals and one assist.

LCCC only shot 29.5 % from the field as they played without scoring leader Angel Blakely (Lorain/Clearview).

Tri-C — a D-II team — improved its season record to 8-2.  LCCC is 4-11 and plays next at Sinclair on Saturday, January 13.

Box Score 


OCCAC Awards Player-of-the-Week Honors to LCCC Repeat Winners Blakely and Schultz

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by Ken Hoffman
 
Jan. 4, 2018 —  The new year has started out the same as the “old” year as far as the Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC) D-III Player of the Week awards is concerned.   Sophomore forward ANGEL BLAKELY and sophomore guard JAKE SCHULTZ have been named as repeat winners of the weekly conference honors.  
 

Blakely has won the weekly award in five of the last six weeks, including four straight!. This week, she dropped in 27 points on nine made field goals, two from long range, and a perfect 7-for-7 performance at the charity stripe. Blakely added seven rebounds, two steals and an assist while committing zero turnovers in 34 minutes of playing time.  

Lorain County has now represented the D-III Women’s Player of the Week in seven of nine weeks following Hannah Oehlstrom’s back-to-back distinctions to start the season.  

Schultz provided 18 points, three assists, a rebound and a steal in the Commodores’ only game of the week. He connected on 5-of-10 field goals, shot 3-for-5 (60%) from beyond the arc and converted 5-of-6 free throws while committing just one turnover in 27 minutes of action..

Lorain County now owns six of the nine OCCAC D-III Men’s Player of the Week awards this season, gathered by four different student-athletes:

Nov. 6 – Daniel Lott; Nov. 13 Jovon Jones; Nov. 27, Jan. 1 – Jake Schutlz; Dec. 11, 25 – Mike Rell


Lady Commodores Drop 92-69 Decision to Wayne County (MI) CC

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by Ken Hoffman

December 30, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team trailed by only two points at halftime, 42-40, and six points after three quarters, 67-61, before Wayne County (MI) CC outscored the Lady Commodores, 25-8, in the final stanza to take home a 92-69 victory at LCCC on Saturday afternoon, December 30..
 
Sophomore guard Jamie Maddan scored a game-high 30 points and collected 11 rebounds to lead the victors.  Freshman forward Chasidey Willis scored 17 points with a game-high 20 rebounds. Freshman guard Luz Montijo added 18 points, including four three-point baskets in the second half.
 
LCCC was paced again by sophomore forward Angel Blakely with 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting, a team-high seven rebounds, two steals and one assist.  Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson tallied 14 points, three rebounds and an assist.  Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom added 13 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists.  Freshman guard Rose Carter (pictured) came off the bench and contributed nine points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal.
 
“I was happy with our intensity,” Head Coach Vince Granito stated.  “The first half was one of our better halves of the season.  But Wayne County picked up the defensive intensity in the fourth quarter and we didn’t handle it well.  Wayne County is a good D-II team.  They beat Sinclair which is one of the better teams in our league (OCCAC),” Granito pointed out.
 
Wayne County out-shot LCCC, 42% to 32% and was dominant on the boards, 60-34.
 
The Lady Commodores’ are now 4-10 this season.  Their next action is home against Cuyahoga CC on Wednesday evening, January 10, at 5:30 p.m.
 

Blakely and Rell Earn More Holiday Awards for LCCC Basketball

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by Ken Hoffman

The Lorain County Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams were presented with more honors this week during the holidays from the Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC) as sophomore forwards Angel Blakely and Mike Rell were tabbed as the D-III Players of the Week.

Blakely has won the weekly award in four of the last five weeks, including back-to-back-to-back. This week, she contributed 17 points, eight rebounds, three steals and an assist despite the Commodores coming up short in an 82-63 defeat to Westmoreland County.  Blakely converted on 7-of-13 field goal attempts in the team’s lone contest of the week.
 
Lorain County has now represented the D-III player of the week in six of eight weeks following Hannah Oehlstrom’s back-to-back distinctions to start the season.  
 
Rell grabbed his second laurel in the last three weeks following a stretch in which he tallied per game averages of 18.0 points, 4.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals. He began the week with 14 points and three assists versus the Valley Forge Military College. Rell then dropped in 22 more points, six assists and four boards against 13th-ranked Community College of Philadelphia the next day.  Lorain County improved to 12-0 on the year with the pair of victories. Rell was a sharpshooter, hitting 13-of-23 field goal attempts, 3-of-6 from long range and all seven foul shots.

Lorain County now owns five of the eight OCCAC D-III Men’s Player of the Week awards this season, gathered by four different student-athletes:

Nov. 6 – Daniel Lott; Nov. 13 Jovon Jones; Nov. 27 – Jake Schutlz; Dec. 11, 25 – Mike Rell


Lady Commodores Fall at Westmoreland County CC, 82-63

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by Ken Hoffman

The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team fell victim to foul trouble and lost at Westmoreland County CC on Tuesday night, December 19, 82-63.

LCCC was whistled for 17 first half fouls — WCCC was called for 7 in the first half — and the final foul total was 24 against the Lady Commodores and 14 for Westmoreland.

Sophomore forward Angel Blakely again led LCCC with 17 points.  Freshman guard Yani Pope (pictured) scored a personal season-high 12 points.  Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson and freshman guard Rose Carter each added 10 points.  Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom was limited to 7 points, marking the first time this season that she did not score in double figures.
 
“We were not able to play through the foul situation,” Head Coach Vince Granito noted.  “We made a nice run to get within 12 with three minutes to play but our fouls killed us.”
 
The Lady Commodores are now 4-9 this season. Even so, the team has passed last year’s win total (3) prior to the Christmas break. They will host Wayne County (MI) CC on Saturday afternoon, December 30, at 1 p.m.
 
The box score is not available at this time

Lady Commodores Notch Fourth Win With 85-71 Victory Over Southern State CC

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Angle Blakely
by Ken Hoffman
 
The Lorain County Community College women’s basketball team — paced by a season-high 30 points from sophomore forward Angel Blakely (pictured) — earned its fourth win of the season with a 85-71 home court victory over Southern State CC on Saturday afternoon, December 16.  In the process, the team snapped a six-game losing skid to improve to 4-8 for the season, surpassing last year’s win total (3).
 
Blakely — clearly the game’s MVP — connected on 12-of-22 shots, including 2-of-5 three-pointers, and was also credited with 7 rebounds, 5 assists and two steals.  She tallied 17 points in the first half on 7-of-10 shooting to lead LCCC to a 49-36 halftime lead.  The Lady Commodores shot 46.3% in the first half.
 
Blakely was supported by two players with double-doubles.  Freshman guard Hannah Oehlstrom notched 16 points with game-highs of 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Sophomore forward Jasmine White (Wellington/Wellington) added 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting and a dozen rebounds.  Sophomore guard Carrie Carlson also scored in double figures with 15 points, 8 boards and 2 steals.  
 
“I am happy with our fourth win, eclipsing last year’s win total,” Head Coach Vince Granito stated.  “In the first half, we went inside to Jasmine and she made four of her five shots for 8 points and 7 rebounds at halftime.  And they didn’t have an answer for Angel,” Granito added. 
 
LCCC led, 67-48, after three quarters.
 
The Lady Commodores will travel to Westmoreland County CC for a rematch on Tuesday, Dec. 19; Westmoreland won the first meeting at LCCC on November 21, 63-60.
 

Blakely, Rell Named OCCAC Players of the Week (Dec. 4-10, 2017)

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OCCAC Players of the Week for December 4-10, 2017

Dec 11, 2017 – By Kyle Kuhlman/OCCAC Sports Information (Edited)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Four student-athletes received OCCAC Basketball Player of the Week honors on Monday. Lorain County Community College again swept the D-III awards (Mike Rell and Angel Blakely). 

ANGEL BLAKELY – LCCC Sophomore forward
Blakely corralled conference recognition for the second time in the last three weeks as the OCCAC Player of the Week on Nov. 27 as well. This week, she dropped in 22 points and hauled in nine rebounds in the Commodores lone contest. Blakely also chipped in two assists while converting on 8-of-18 from the field, 2-of-3 from long range and a 4-of-5 effort at the charity stripe.

Lorain County has now represented the D-III player of the week in four of six weeks following Hannah Oehlstrom’s back-to-back distinctions to start the season (Nov. 6, Nov. 13).

MIKE RELL – LCCC Sophomore guard
Rell poured in 22 points in just 21 minutes during a 128-88 victorious shootout over the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce. He was responsible for nine made field goals on 13 attempts (69%) in addition to two boards and an assist.

Rell joins Daniel Lott (Nov. 6), Jovon Jones (Nov. 13), and Jake Schultz (Nov. 27) as D-III play of the week for Lorain County.