Women’s Basketball Just Misses Semi-Final Upset over Owens
February 22, 2020 – – With just seconds to play in the game LCCC’s Vanecia Billings tied the Region XII Semi-Final women’s basketball game with Owens Community College 57-57 and drew a foul on the play. Unfortunately, the officials determined that the foul preceded the bucket and negated the clutch shot. Billings (Lorain/Clearview) hit the first of two free throws but Owens came up with the defensive rebound on the second shot to seal their victory 57-56.
Billings finished the season doing what she has done throughout her rookie campaign by logging in another double-double for the Commodores. She scored 18 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and had four assists. Her 14 rebounds gives her 312 for the season, besting the previous LCCC single-season record of 265. In 26 games, Billings has registered 17 double-doubles.
In her final game for Lorain, Haley Sprouse (LaGrange/Keystone) scored 15, pulled in seven boards, handed out three assists, and had two steals. Sophomore, Bri Gallagher (Medina/Cloverleaf) had seven rebounds and two assists.
With the win, Owens improves to 10-13 and advances to meet top-seeded Columbus State CC in the Division III Championship game on Sunday, February 23, 2020. LCCC finishes their season at 6-20 overall.
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