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Men's basketball topples Glen Oaks

Cole Krause

LCC men's basketball star Cole Krause winds his way to the  hoop during action earlier this season.  Photo by Julie Newell

Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Sports Editor

The LCC men’s basketball team picked up its first conference win at home vs. Glen Oaks Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 90-74 win.

The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for LCC.

The game was close in the first half. Glen Oaks led LCC 36-33 at halftime. LCC stormed back with a 57-38 second half to cruise to the victory.

The victory came after two recent losses: to Erie Community College, 81-68 on Feb. 3; and at 22-1 Niagara Community College, 101-69 on Feb. 4.

LCC Head Coach Mike Ingram said his team’s road trip to Niagara Community College benefitted the Stars in Wednesday’s game.

“I thought that our trip to Niagara really helped us, it helped them bond together as a team,” Ingram said. “It helped the coaching staff work a little bit better together. Even though we lost both (of) those games, we had to play hard.”

“Our last 15 minutes against the number-two team in the country was as good as any time we’ve played this year, as far as intensity, competing, playing hard and wanting it. I remember telling our coaches this weekend set us up for tonight.”

Guard/forward Connor Bush piled up a whopping 32 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead LCC against Glen Oaks. Guard/forward Cole Krause added 22 points. Guard Nate Lott II scored 12 points and guard Freddy Johnson added 11 points for LCC.

Ingram mentioned his team was finally “set the table.”

“What I’ve been telling the guys all year is, ‘Guys let’s come down, let’s get control of the game, let’s run it,’” Ingram said. “I call it, ‘setting the table, then you guys will be able to run all night long.’

“And so, (in the) middle of the second half, I said to the guys ‘(The) table has been set, let’s go,’ and we did it.”

The win brings LCC to 9-14 on the year and 1-6 in the MCCAA Western Conference with a game looming at Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Saturday, Feb. 11.



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