Men fall short in regional title game
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The Lansing Community College men’s basketball team played its final game March 8 in the regional championship against Lake Michigan College at Delta College.
The Stars lost to Lake Michigan, 91-78. Tracy Edmond led the team with 29 points and Drake Harris followed with 18 points.
The Stars finished the season with a record of 21-11 and tied for fifth in the overall Michigan Community College Athletic Association.
“I thought our season was pretty good overall,” sophomore Cameron Sanchez said. “We had our ups and downs but played well and stayed together. We just came up short in the championship game.”
LCC Head Coach Mike Ingram said he is happy with his team’s efforts this year.
“I’m very pleased with the overall season,” Ingram said. “We won 21 games and, once we realized we weren’t going to win the conference, we set a goal to win at the region and we almost accomplished that goal.”
Sanchez and Edmond made second-team all-conference in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association for LCC. Nate Lafayette made third-team all-conference and Jeff Cain earned honorable mention.
Lafayette and Edmond made the all-freshman team and Sanchez made the all-defense team.
Ingram said he has high hopes for next season.
“We got some freshman returning that should be pretty good,” Ingram said. “We’re trying to get a little more athletic and trying to get a little more size. Recruiting for us has been pretty successful so far.”