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Lady Stars prevail on Sophomore Day

LCC sophomore Riley Merrifield (24) attempts to inbound the ball to sophomore teammate Elysia Causley (20) as LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram (center) watches the action on Saturday, Feb. 25 at LCC. The Stars beat Kellogg Community College 48-47 on Sophomore Day.  Photo by Jayden Hewitt

Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Sports Editor

The LCC women’s basketball team came out victorious on Sophomore Day, Saturday, Feb. 25, defeating Kellogg Community College at home, 48-47.

The game was close throughout, with LCC narrowly edging out the victory in honor of LCC’s last-year players.

LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram spoke about the emotions of the day.

“It’s always nice to win on sophomore day, when the light is shining bright on those kids,” Ingram said. “And they all had good moments and they all helped us out. It feels good. I don’t think I’ve ever lost on Sophomore Day, so it feels good.”

The four players who participated in Sophomore Day festivities, and also contributed to the win, are; center Skyy Lockhart, guard Jasmine Goins, forward Elysia Causley and guard Riley Merryfield.

“I think especially those four kids, (they’re) super focused; they want to finish on a super high note,” Ingram said. “Then, you have your teammates who want to do that for you, and so (there’s) a lot of emotion on sophomore day, a lot of positivity, a lot of people who want to play hard and great, so it usually ends up that way.”

Ingram said the Lady Stars played hard despite emotions running high.

“I mean, I thought they played really hard, we always do. I thought we executed down the stretch when it really mattered,” Ingram said. “We got defensive stops when we needed to. We put the ball in the basket. Some people hit some big shots. I think overall they always play hard, so today things just went our way more.”

Goins led the way for LCC with 11 points in the victory. Guard/forward Alivia Densmore added nine points and 14 rebounds.

LCC’s overall record moved to 6-19 on the year and 2-9 in MCCAA Western Conference play.

The Lady Stars previous game at home vs. Southwestern Michigan on Feb. 22 was postponed twice and will be played on Thursday, March. 2.

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