Lady cagers fall on road, win at home
The LCC women’s basketball team dropped its road contest 64-61 against Delta College on Nov. 26.
LCC sophomore guard Robyn Robinson led the Lady Stars with 19 points. She was followed by sophomore LaTonya Shade with 16 points. Sophomore Jordan McLeggan had a game-high 20 rebounds in a losing cause for LCC.
LCC’s second loss of the season did not slow its early-season momentum as they dominated Rochester College 65-43 in the Gannon Gym on Dec. 3.
Freshmen led the way in scoring and rebounding for LCC as Jailynn Jackson-Hamilton had 20 points along with 10 rebounds. Morgan Kelso led the Stars with 12 rebounds.
Sophomores Shade and McLeggan played the supporting role for the Lady Stars, contributing 10 and 13 points, respectively.
LCC will have a 16-day break from the schedule after its Dec. 18 game against MCCAA East opponent Henry Ford CC, resuming play on Jan. 4 at home against Muskegon CC.
Shade said her team is concentrating on keeping their momentum into January.
“We just want to work hard and execute the plays,” Shade said. “We need to make sure we stay top notch on defense.”
The Lady Stars head to South Holland, Ill., Dec. 13-14 for the South Suburban Classic. Shade said the finer details will be crucial to come out victorious.
“Number one, we need to go down there and make sure we are focused,” Shade said. “We played them last year and I believe we won. Hopefully we go down there and do it again.”
Even though LCC is 5-2, it sits sixth in the MCCAA West and must continue the winning ways to keep pace.
Starting in January the Lady Stars will face the bulk of their conference schedule, with every game being played against Western Conference teams until the MCCAA District semifinals on March 4.
Shade explained with conference play nearing, the coaching staff is emphasizing the need to play well to make a run in March.
“It is different than game we have previously played,” Shade said. “It is going to be tougher competition so we are going to have to step up our play and play like we know we can.”
The Lady Stars were scheduled to play their final home game of the year against Calvin College on Dec. 7 at 1:00 pm. Scores and schedules can be found at www.lcc.edu/athletics.