Women’s hoop team trips Delta College
By Maddie Toles
The LCC women’s basketball team scored its second win in pre-conference play on Wednesday, Dec. 5 over Delta College. The score was 68-55, putting the team’s overall record at 2-4.
Sophomore Jessica Taylor from the Stars’ contributed 26 points, leading the team in scoring. Sophomore Jacqulyn Kolnitys added 20 points.
LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram said he is satisfied with the way the women played in the win.
However, there is always room to improve. Ingram is currently evaluating the best lineup for the games and wants the women to focus on being mentally strong.
“For us, it’s about making sure we’re in the best shape we can be in,” Ingram said. “And then, mentally, that we’re tough, that we can get through anything and that there’s no play or circumstance in the game that knocks us out of it – that it’s never over.”
Ingram acknowledged the benefit the practice squad has been bringing to the team. The practice team, composed of LCC male students, has helped the women’s team grow in speed and strength, according to Ingram.
The recent win is encouraging for the team, but Ingram is unsure of upcoming competition when he says that any team can win on any night. This means that the focus will always be consistency, not just strong gameplay on certain nights.
LCC was scheduled to play Friday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gannon Gym against Calvin College JV. The following game on Monday, Dec. 10 is scheduled for the same time and place against the Aquinas College JV.