Posted February 22, 2018
The Lorain County Community College men’s basketball team notched win number 22 Wednesday, Feb. 21 with a well-played 92-81 triumph at Clark State Community College.
Sophomore guard Jake Schultz had the hot hand in the first half and led all 13 Commodores who scored tonight with 17 points, including 4-of-7 from long range. Sophomore Daniel Lott added 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting while freshman Thomas Hronis connected on 3-of-5 from three-point range and ended with 13 points. Sophomore guard Kevin Kelley tallied 11 points and sophomore forward Zach Swain was the fifth Commodore in double figures with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including both attempts from beyond the arc.
“It was a great team win tonight,” Head Coach Marty Eggleston stated. “I’m so proud of our team. We shot well and played good defense, especially Jake, Kevin and Miles.”
LCCC built a 47-35 halftime lead and dominated the boards all night with a 20-rebound advantage, 48-28. Sophomore guard Mike Rell hauled down a team-high 10 rebounds and added eight points on 4-of-8 shooting. Sophomore forward Miles Meredith collected seven boards and played great interior defense. Sophomore forward Deric Nichols grabbed six caroms and Schultz added five more.
LCCC outshot Clark State, 48 percent to 36 percent.
Clark State is now 8-16 overall and 3-11 in the OCCAC. The Commodores own a 22-5 overall record and 11-4 in the OCCAC. LCCC wraps up the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Hocking College.