Springfield, OH- After starting the season 6-1, the men’s basketball team of Lorain County Community College continued its winning ways, beating Clark State Community College on Saturday afternoon. After jumping out to an early lead, the Commodores dominated the Eagles and won by a final score of 88-64. The Commodores are now 7-1(1-0) on the season.
The game plan was simple for LCCC, be aggressive. The Commodores jumped all over the Eagles applying heavy defensive pressure and taking advantage of the free throw line.
On the night, LCCC shot 35 free throw attempts and converted on 23 while shooting 42.3 percent from the floor. Leading the way was TJ Steele, who led all scorers with 23 points shooting 5 for 8 from the line. Along with shooting well, Steele led his team with five steals along with Christian Santiago who had five steals and seven points.
With minimal turnovers and shooting extremely well, LCCC took a 46-25 lead at the half.
In the second half, LCCC continued to shoot well but in this half the Commodores found themselves turning the ball over more (10 total team turnovers for the game) which allowed easy buckets for Clark State. The Eagles converted on more of their possessions and found themselves only losing the second half point battle 42-39 to LCCC.
Helping Steele on the offensive side was Kevin Kelley (10 points), Mike Rell (9points), and TJ Munn (7 points).
Holding the Eagles off, LCCC went on to win the game 88-64.