Men’s hoop topples Bethel JV team
By Maddie Toles
The LCC men’s basketball team secured a 119-59 win over the Bethel College JV team on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Gannon Gym.
Sophomore JaMyrin Jackson led the Stars with 23 points. Freshman Tevin Taylor contributed 14 points.
The team returned from a weekend trip to Washington D.C. the weekend of Nov. 2-4, where they not only went to play basketball, but also for team bonding.
“I always try to do an enrichment trip every couple years, so we go to Washington monuments and let the guys see that,” LCC Head Coach Mike Ingram said.
The trip is taken for a few reasons, including letting Ingram see how the men are able to handle themselves on the road. The Stars split two games on the trip. Ingram said they should have won both games, but feels confident they will improve.
“Once we get to the point where we can execute at crunch time, we’ll be pretty good,” Ingram said. “Of course, you always want to get better defensively.”
Ingram said he is observing the team’s health, and is making changes to the lineup.
“We might need to play a few more players than I’m playing to give guys rest, but also to utilize the things that the guys on the bench bring to the team,” he said.
The team is currently working on different tactics in practice, and Ingram said he is focusing on half-court offense.
Ingram also said it is early to tell, but he feels confident the team will perform well going into the rest of the season. It’s a priority that the men are also doing well in the classroom, so they can perform at their best during the games, he said.
The Stars’ were scheduled to play at home on Saturday, Nov. 10 against Parkland College. The next home game will be Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Delta College in the Gannon Gym at 7:30 p.m.