LCCC Athletics Update

November 4, 2019

Women’s Cross Country Finishes 9th in Nation; Gannon Earns All-American

2019-20 Basketball Season Underway

CROSS COUNTRY – – LCCC competed in the NJCAA DIII National Championship Meet in Westfield, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 2nd.  The women’s team finished 9th overall, the fourth time in eight years that LCCC has had a top 10 finish at nationals. Kelsey Gannon (Avon) again led the Commodores, finishing in 15th in the Women’s race, earning All American honors. The men finished 16th out of 43 schools represented (28 full teams).  Congratulations to Coach Jim Powers, who was named the Central Region Men’s Coach of the Year by the United States Track &Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – – The LCCC Women’s Basketball Team kicked off their basketball season on a positive note with a 67-46 win over Erie Community College on Friday night (Nov. 1) in the opening round of The Commodore Classic.  Brandyce Smith (Lorain/Clearview) led LCCC with 19 points and three assists, while Bri Gallagher (Medina/Cloverleaf) had 13 points, nine rebounds, and five steals in the win. Ashley Elliott (LaGrange/ Keystone) contributed 11 points and Vanecia Billings (Lorain/Clearview) pulled in 10 rebounds. Round two matched them up with a tough Penn State Dubois team where they held it close in the first half, heading into the locker room down 45-38. The Nittany Lions shot a stellar 58% from the field in the second half, while holding LCCC to just 27% on their way to a 90-56 victory.  Haley Sprouse (LaGrange/Keystone) dropped in 16 points, had five steals, and two assists. Gallagher hit for double-digit points for the Commodores with 12 and Billings hit the boards for 11 rebounds.
LCCC WBB – NJCAA Stats & Season Details

MEN’S BASKETBALL – – The LCCC Men’s Basketball Team kicked off their 2019 season by hosting The Commodore Classic Tournament November 1-2. LCCC squared off against Erie Community College Friday night but a strong second-half effort by the Kats propelled them to a 106-79 victory. Derek Yahnke (Hilliard/Hilliard Bradley) went 6 of 10 from the field to lead the Commodores with 14 points, grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds and also led with three steals. LCCC used aggressive play in game two to chip away at a big Mercyhurst Northeast lead and pull within three in the second half, 50-53. The Saints turned the tides in their favor again, playing lockdown defense and holding the Commodores to just six points on their way to an 80-56 win.  Jaylen Jenkins (Willoughby/Willoughby South) was the only Commodore to finish in double-digits with 16 points.
LCCC MBB – NJCAA Stats & Season Details

UPCOMING EVENTS

Day

Date

Teams

Time

Thu

November 14

Men’s Basketball Vs Pitt Titusville

6:00 PM

Sat

November 16

Women’s & Men’s Basketball @ Rock Valley (IL)

1:00/3:00 PM

Sun

November 17

Women’s & Men’s Basketball @ Harper College (IL)

11:00am/1:00pm

Wed

November 20

Women’s & Men’s Basketball vs Lakeland

5:30/7:30 PM