December 6, 2017
The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team received scoring from 13 players, including five in double figures led by sophomore guard Mike Rell (Parma/Valley Forge) with a personal season-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, to overpower Allegheny County – Boyce, 128-88, this evening at the LCCC campus.
Rell became the ninth different scoring leader for the Commodores in a perfect 9-0 start to the season. He was joined in double figures by sophomore forward Daniel Lott (Brooklyn/Brooklyn) with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Sophomore forward Miles Meredith (Bedford/Bedford) tied his personal season-high with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and added 4 rebounds and a steal. Freshman guard Justis Craig (Akron/Buchtel) added 11 points plus 3 steals and freshman guard Oscar Dorsey (Chicago/Proviso West) contributed 10 points. Freshman forward JT Dudley (Cleveland/Garfield Heights) grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds.
As a team, the Commodores shot 52.8 percent from the floor, their third consecutive game shooting over 50 percent. Boyce shot 40.8 percent for the game and was led by Alex Pane’s 20 points and 8 rebounds. LCCC also controlled the boards, 46-36.
“Every single man contributed a lot tonight,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston stated. “Once we turned on our defense, it triggered our offense,” Eggleston added with regard to the team’s highest single-game point total of the season. LCCC entered the game averaging 100.3 points, 4th best in Division III. They now average 103.3 ppg.
“Mike Rell came alive tonight; he took control of the tempo and was very effective,” Eggleston noted. “Several players shot well and 46 rebounds is a solid number for us.”
The Commodores led for 39 of the 40 minutes and after leading 63-43 at halftime while hitting 59 percent, opened a 49-point lead at 118-69 with 4:07 to play.
Boyce is now 2-6 for the season. LCCC will have a 10-day break before hosting Southern State at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16.