The Golden Eagles defeated the Wyoming Elite 103-87 at Eastern Wyoming College Invitational in Torrington on Nov. 13. LCCC led 36-14 midway through the first half before the Wyoming Elite went on a 25-13 run to cut the margin to 10 points at halftime (49-39). In the second half the Wyoming Elite cut the LCCC lead to as few as six points before the Golden Eagles regained control to take the 16-point victory.
Travis Shepherd (6-5, FR, FWD) led the way for LCCC with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Shepherd scored 17 points in just under 13 minutes of play in the first half and finished the game shooting 5 for 8 from the 3-point line. Romaric Lasme (6-6, SO, FWD) scored 14 points in the second half on his way to 18 for the game. He also led LCCC with eight rebounds. Davin Anderson (6-0, SO, PG) had a solid outing with 18 points, 8 assists, and 4 steals. Kaipo Sabas (5-10, SO, SG) added 16 points for LCCC. Andy Bailey (6-7, SO, FWD) also reach double figures with 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
On the second day of the tournament, LCCC shot 64 percent from the field and 57 percent from the three-point line en route to a 126-77 victory over the Rocky Mountain All-Stars. Romaric Lasme (6-6, SO, PF) led the way on the inside for the Golden Eagles, scoring 33 points on 15 for 17 shooting from the floor. Travis Shepherd (6-5, FR, SF) led the way on the outside as he connected on 5 of 6 three point attempts, stacking up 25 points. Davin Anderson (6-0, SO, PG) narrowly missed a triple-double with 16 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds. Terrance Dent (6-2, FR, SG) and Andy Bailey (6-7, SO, PF) also reached double figures with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Laramie County returns to action next weekend as LCCC hosts the Golden Eagle Basketball Classic. On Friday, Eastern Wyoming College takes on Colby (Kansas) at 5 p.m., while LCCC faces Garden City (KS) in the nightcap at 7 p.m. On Saturday, EWC will face Garden City at 2 p.m., and LCCC will look to avenge an earlier loss to Colby at 4 p.m.