With sweet revenge, the LCCC men's basketball team
bounced the Rustlers of Central Wyoming College 76-67 on Dec. 11 at LCCC.
The Golden Eagles had lost to the Rustlers 69-76 in their first meeting of the season. The Eagles were ready this time around and went into the first half with a 35-33 lead. In the second half, LCCC used a matchup zone defense and controlled the game’s tempo. When the Golden Eagles were in the bonus, they looked for contact and got the Rustlers to foul so they could win the game from the free-throw line. The Eagles shot 73 percent compared the Rustlers' 68 percent from the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles improve to 11-3 for the season.
Deshon Portley – 29 pts
Pat Stephens – 14 pts
Emory Bennett – 13 pts
Armani Flannigan – 15 pts
Tanner Newbold – 12 pts
The Golden Eagles (11-3 overall, 1-1 south sub region) will host McCook Community College (4-8 overall) at 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the LCCC Gymnasium.
All the Golden Eagle athletic home games are free. Get the latest game scores and results at www.twitter.com/lcccsports