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Women drop fourth straight contest


LCC's Elysia Causley tries to break down an opponent during women's basketball action last season in the Gannon Gym.  File photo by Julie Newell

Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Staff Writer

The LCC women’s basketball team lost its fourth game in a row on the road at Mid Michigan College, 82-38, on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram pointed out multiple issues that drove the Lady Stars to the lopsided loss.

“I think the main thing that led to the loss was our inability to put the ball in the basket, in addition to not-great-effort on defense,” Ingram said.

It was the Lady Stars’ first game since the 45-41 loss at the hands of Mott Community College on Nov. 14. LCC’s games at Niagara County Community College and Erie Community College were both postponed.

The Stars were out-rebounded 41-24 against Mid-Michigan, something Ingram said is about having more want-to.

“I think it comes down to effort,” Ingram said. “You have to box out every play. You have to want the ball more than the other team, and they wanted it more than we did.”

LCC only managed to score 38 points, with freshman guard/forward Alivia Densmore leading LCC with 15.

Densmore also added a team high-eight rebounds, while freshman forward Taylor Titus had four rebounds for LCC. Sophomore forward Elysia Causley contributed eight points for the Stars.

Leading scorer Densmore attributed much of her success to her team and staff.

“My teammates help put me in a position where I get a lot of opportunity to score,” Densmore said. “My coach (Ingram) is also very encouraging when it comes to me scoring, so I feel I have gained a lot of confidence.”

This loss dropped LCC’s record to 1-4, with conference play set to begin on Jan. 14 at Glen Oaks Community College.

Even with the loss, Densmore said she stays optimistic and sees opportunity for improvement.

“It does suck to lose,” Densmore said. “But it helps us see where we went wrong, and learn from the mistakes we made, so we can better ourselves for the next game.”

With such a young team, challenges arise. Ingram said he believes it will take time to gel as one unit.

“Having seven freshman, everybody is going to need to be ready to have an impact,” the coach said. “So that’s what we’re working on, getting everybody ready.”

The loss has LCC searching for a bounce-back performance in its next game, the first home game of the year versus Detroit, on Friday, Dec. 2.

LCC’s home games will be played at Don Johnson Fieldhouse, located at 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Lansing, until January, when the Stars are able to return back to Gannon Gymnasium on LCC’s main campus.



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