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Women's hoop team falls to Glen Oaks

Riley Merrifield

LCC's Riley Merrifield lets a jump shot fly during action earlier this season.  Photo by Julie Newell

Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Sports Editor

The LCC women’s basketball team suffered a home defeat to Glen Oaks Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 71-58.

The loss comes after a 54-32 win at Erie Community College on Feb. 3, and a lopsided loss at Niagara County Community College, 82-33.

The final score of the game against Glen Oaks does not indicate how close the game was throughout. LCC had a 31-29 lead at halftime, as well as several ties and leads throughout the game.

LCC Women’s Head Coach Layne Ingram spoke to what went wrong near the end of the game.

“We’ve got to take care of the basketball,” Ingram said. “We need players that we expect to step up to step up and do their job; we need to make plays. Those are things we didn’t do all the time, you know, you get layups and you put them in; you are supposed to be in a defense and box out, you have to do that.

“That’s just where we’re at in the season, so, we did that in spurts, which is why we were in the game, and then we didn’t do that, you know, (Glen Oaks) snuck right in and did what they needed to do.”

The Lady Stars had four players in double figures against Glen Oaks. Guard Riley Merryfield led the team with 16 points. Guard Oliva Gean added 14 points and six rebounds. Center Skyy Lockhart scored 12 points. Guard Jasmine Goins was the final double-digit scorer for the Stars with 10 points.

Ingram said there are things the team can bring into the remaining games for the rest of the season.

“I think with five games left, it’s just down to who on the court at the time is going to get the job done,” Ingram said. “Who takes the opportunity and makes the most of it, because again, you’re expecting things out of certain players and they don’t get it, somebody else has to step up.

“I think if we play like this on Saturday we’ll beat KVCC (Kalamazoo Community College),” Ingram added.

Ingram said he pleased with his offense, specifically the guards.

“For the most part, we did a good job being aggressive,” Ingram said. “My guards had their best offensive game for sure. But you know, too little too late. We can’t turn the ball over, we have to make plays.”

The loss drops LCC to 5-16 overall and to 1-6 in MCCAA conference play with another conference battle set to happen on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Kalamazoo Community College.



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