Lady Stars end season on strong note
By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief
The LCC women’s basketball team ended the season on a high note, winning its last two games.
“Of our last three games I knew we had a chance to win all three and we came away with two of them,” LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram said.
The Stars won 70-67 at Glen Oaks Community College on Monday, Feb. 21, and won 73-55 at home against Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
“Tonight, my team played really hard, and they played really aggressive, and they played together,” Ingram said. “I’m just really proud of how they finished.”
The Stars ended the season with an overall record of 6-22, and a 4-14 mark in the MCCAA Western Conference.
“We came out with a bang, and we finished the season strong,” freshman Riley Merryfield said. “It was just so much fun, we played together and we did what we knew we could do the whole season. … That was awesome how we finished.”
Merryfield led the team with 25 points. Elysia Causley grabbed 12 rebounds to lead LCC. Teammate Kayla Vandermeer had three assists.
“We played hard the whole game, it was a good game,” sophomore Emily Sinclair said. “We got a lot better; we didn’t have the season that we wanted, but we definitely got better.”
Ingram shared his thoughts about next season.
“Luckily for us, because of COVID, we only have one sophomore (who is leaving),” Ingram said. “But what this means for us is, now I’ve got a group of kids who have gone through this season and now have the experience.
“They know what it’s like to play against these teams. They know what it’s like to travel. This is just going to propel us to have a better year, to start out next year.”