Struggles are becoming a theme for the men’s team as inconsistency and turnovers plague them. The Commodores current standing is 4-17 overall and 0-6 in the OCCAC as they seek their first conference win. LCCC’s Men’s Basketball team got out to an early lead against Division II Clark State Community College but a late first-half run by the Eagles gave them the lead and the eventual 81-67 win over the Commodores on Jan. 18.
“Obviously it’s tough taking a loss like that, especially at home,” said Coach Eggleston. “We are gonna get back into the lab tomorrow and find the solution to our problems. Especially on the defensive side.”
Alex Wyatt (Brunswick) recorded his first double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Commodores. Wyatt also handed out six assists and had two steals. Derek Yahnke (Hilliard/Hilliard Bradley) had 14 points, nine boards, and two blocked shots. Jacob Marsh (Elyria) dropped in 13 points, while Jason Becka (Brunswick) scored a season-high 11 points. De’Miko Nelson (Cincinnati/DePaul Cristo Rey) and Jaylen Jenkins (Willoughby/Willoughby South) each had five assists.
The men’s team came back strong against Terra State on Jan. 22 to beat them 86-68.
Division II Edison State Community College overcame a 15-point deficit in the second half to defeat Lorain County Community College 80-70 today in men’s basketball. LCCC played their best half of basketball this season to take a 37-28 lead into the locker room against one of the top teams in the OCCAC but could not contain Edison’s Ronald Hampton III after the break as he exploded for 25 points.
Leading the Commodores offensively were Jaylen Jenkins with 23 points and De’Miko Nelson who scored a career-high 18 points. Nelson also grabbed eight rebounds and three steals, while Jenkins added six rebounds and three assists. Alex Wyatt had a team-leading 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots. Jacob Marsh recorded four steals.
The Lorain County Community College Men’s Basketball team squared off against a tough Bryant & Stratton College team that recently knocked off the 11th ranked team in the nation, but a couple of scoring spurts by the Bobcats propelled them on to an 84-61 win over the Commodores.
Jaylen Jenkins led the Commodore offense with 15 points and four assists. He also pulled in five rebounds and two steals. Alex Wyatt logged his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards, along with dishing out three assists and blocking two shots, while Jacob Marsh dropped 14 points, had two steals and two assists.
Derek Yahnke put up an astounding 36 points and 22 rebounds but the Commodores fell short to Hocking College 77-89 on Feb. 1.