Golden Eagles overcome Plainsmen in high-scoring affair

Men's basketball
Golden Eagles basketball player Gavin Peppers drives past a player from Northeastern Junior College during Wednesday's game. Ty Stockton/LCCC

The referees didn’t let anything slide in a Wednesday night game between the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles and the Plainsmen of Northeastern Junior College. Neither team was able to settle into a rhythm, because there seemed to be a whistle on every possession. Northeastern was called for 26 personal fouls and one technical, and LCCC committed 34 personal fouls.

Despite this, both teams had little trouble finding the hoop. The Golden Eagles shot 53 percent from the field and put 105 points on the board, and the Plainsmen scored 101 on 50 percent shooting. Three-pointers helped both teams reach the century mark. LCCC hit 11 of 19 (58 percent) from behind the arc, and NJC was 6 for 14 (43 percent) from long range. Also aiding the high score was good shooting from the charity stripe. The Plainsmen went 41 for 55 (75 percent) from the free-throw line, and the Eagles hit 28 of 38 (74 percent).

The win was the Golden Eagles’ third straight victory. They are now 13-6 overall and 5-2 in South Sub Region IX. LCCC will be back on the floor at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, this time in Lamar, Colorado, when they face the Lamar Community College Rattlers.