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Women's hoop squad falls at home

Women’s hoop squad falls at home

Julie Newell

The LCC women's basketball team lost 82-66 against Bryant & Stratton College at home on Thursday, Dec. 9.

"I think that we played hard," LCC freshman Elysia Causley said. "We definitely have to come out right from the start and play hard all 40 minutes. But, our effort (is) there and we never give up, which I really like about us."

This loss put the Stars' record at 1-7 overall.

"Every game we are trying to get better and this was a great opportunity, having three players out, for some other kids who don't normally get to play," LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram said.

Causley led LCC with 18 points, five assists and eight rebounds in the game.

"I think I did pretty good," Causley said. "There are some things that I definitely have to clean up, like getting stupid fouls."

Behind Causley, sophomore Riley Merryfield scored 15 points for LCC. Freshman Emily Sinclair grabbed seven rebounds. Freshman Skyy Lockhart delivered four assists for the Stars.

"I think I'm improving," Lockhart said. "I need to stay out of foul trouble, first and foremost. I think the team, we're getting better. We're progressing every game. We're taking little baby steps, but we're on our way to where we want to start playing, for sure."

LCC freshman MyAndriah Wright said her team played hard.

"I think that with three of our players out, we busted our butts on the court," Wright said. "We know we need to execute in certain areas, but I'm proud of our team for staying in the game mentally, physically.

"(We) put in the work and it's going to continue to pay off and hopefully we can actually win some games."

Ingram commented on improvements the team needs.

"For us, the non-conference is about getting better so that we can win," Ingram said. "That's the point with these kids; we've got to get better. We've got to tighten up on offense, we've got to learn our defense. We've got to learn how we play together, and then we got to put the ball in the basket."

The Stars are scheduled to play against Mott Community College on Saturday, Dec. 11 at home in the Gannon Gym. Action starts at 1 p.m.

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