LCC male Cagers nip GRCC, 88-85
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The LCC men’s basketball team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Grand Rapids Community College 88-85 on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Gannon Gym at LCC.
Sophomore guard Cameron Sanchez led LCC with 35 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman guard Tracy Edmond added 20 points for the Stars and sophomore guard Jeff Cain chipped in with 11.
Freshman forward Nate Lafayette snatched 11 rebounds to pace LCC.
Guard Courtney Hill matched Sanchez’s scoring output with 35 points for the Raiders in a losing cause.
LCC Coach Mike Ingram said after the game his team’s new strategy was centered on the offense of Sanchez.
“We struggled a little the last few games, so we decided to get away from the way we have been playing and center it on one guy (Sanchez) and it worked well for us,” Ingram said.
Sanchez said he was pleased to contribute to the win.
“I’m happy that we’ve been playing well lately because we’ve been struggling the last few games,” Sanchez said.
LCC trailed 45-35 at halftime. The Stars used strong defense and consistent three-point shooting to overcome the deficit and hold off the Raiders.
For the game, the Stars shot 8-for-16 from three-point range. Sanchez was three-for-seven from the three-point line and freshman Tyler Lewis was two-for-two.
With the Michigan Community College Athletic Association win over Grand Rapids, the Stars improved their conference record to 3-3. Overall, LCC’s mark improved to 13-6.
LCC was scheduled to play at Kellogg Community College on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Stars’ next action will be Wednesday, Jan. 29 at home against Glen Oaks Community College. Action begins at 7:30 p.m.