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Men's hoops team wins back-to-back games

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Golden Eagles defeat Northwest and No. 13 Sheridan.
The Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team won two conference games over the weekend.

Golden Eagles bounce Northwest College

Terrance Dent scored 12 second-half points to lead LCCC back from a 41-39 deficit to defeat Northwest College 74-70 on Saturday. After going 0-4 from the 3-point line in the first half, Dent nailed 4 of 8 from deep in the second half. However, it was the Golden Eagle defense that proved to be the difference in the game. After allowing 41 first half points, LCCC tightened its defense and allowed only 29 points in the second half.

LCCC (9-7) – 74
NC (10-6) – 70

Travis Shepherd (LCCC) 19 pts, 8 rbs
Terrance Dent (LCCC) 17 pts
Bryce Velasquez (LCCC) 11 pts, 6 assts, 2 stls
William Walker (NC) 15 pts, 12 rbs
Curtis Trotter (NC) 10 pts

LCCC beats No. 13 Sheridan College

The Golden Eagles upset the Sheridan College Generals 87-77 Friday at LCCC. Sheridan College jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first half. However, the Golden Eagles rallied to take the lead and never trailed again in the game. The Golden Eagles led 41-36 at halftime. LCCC scored the first three points of the second half but were unable to pull away. Midway through the second half, Sheridan made a run to cut the lead to two at 58-56. The Eagles responded down the stretch and pulled away late for the 87-77 victory.

LCCC (8-7) – 87
SC (13-3) – 77

Bryce Velasquez (LCCC) 25 pts, 13-15 ft, 4 assts, 2 stls, 6 rbs
Terrance Dent (LCCC) 20 pts, 6 assts
Travis Shepherd (LCCC) 19 pts, 5-5 3pt
Rodrigo Silva (LCCC) 12 pts, 8 blks, 14 rebs
Omar McDade (SC) 25 pts
Jerrell Crayton (SC) 17 pts
Morse Kendrick (SC) 12 pts

The Golden Eagles (9-7) travel to Lamar, Colo., on Friday to take on the Runnin’ Lopes and then over to Sterling, Colo., on Saturday to face the Plainsmen of Northeastern Junior College.