LCC women trim Glen Oaks at home
By Julie Newell
The energy was high for the LCC women’s basketball team Wednesday, Jan. 15 against Glen Oaks Community College, when the Stars fought to the last second for a 55-54 win.
The win moved the Stars’ overall record to 8-7, including 2-2 in the MCCAA Western Conference.
“(We) started off good, and then (had) a couple offensive lapses,” LCC sophomore Celia Ridsdale said. “Then in the second half we came out, rebounded better, played better defense and shot the crap out of the ball.”
Ridsdale led the team with 12 points. Freshman Georgia Hill and Abigail Koneval each delivered four assists for the Stars.
Sophomore Tanaesha Daniels grabbed nine rebounds to lead LCC.
“We had some big performances out of people,” LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram said. “We had two of our starters go down with foul trouble, and Celia, our point guard, she had some big threes. She’s been on fire all week, so she definitely made a difference.
“Abby finally hit a three. We had Lauren Perdue come in off the bench and give 10 points. And then Georgia, she can really play and really attack and she finally got that look in her eyes.”
LCC freshman Tori Blackman commented on the win.
“I really liked how all of our teammates are beginning to step up,” Blackman said. “We’re not just banking on some of our main players; everybody is contributing to the team.”
The Stars had the fans on the edge of their seats as the two teams battled in the last minutes of the game.
“The one thing I like about this team is that they don’t quit. They fight, they play hard and so we won,” Ingram said.
The Stars were scheduled to play at home in the Gannon Gym, Saturday, Jan. 18.