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Basketball team beats Eastern Wyoming in overtime

Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Golden Eagles outscored the Lancers 11-8 in extra minutes to seal the victory.

The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team won 65-62 over the visiting Eastern Wyoming College Lancer on Dec. 6.

The first half was a low-scoring effort from both teams with the Lancers leading 23-28 at halftime. The Golden Eagles turned up the heat in the second half and came from behind to tie the game. The Eagles had a chance to lock in the win during regulation, but the Lancers’ defense denied that chance. In overtime, the Golden Eagles outscored the Lancers 11-8 to seal the victory and break their three-game losing streak. LCCC’s Philip Freeman led all scorers with 18 points. LCCC is now 1-0 in the south sub region.
LCCC 65
EWC 62

LCCC Leaders:
Philip Freeman – 18 pts, 4 asts
LaMel Hamberg – 12 pts, 7 rbs, 2 blks
Charles Cooks – 10 pts
Ude Ifeanyichuckwu – 9 pts, 14 rbs, 3 blks
Rodrigo Silva – 6 pts, 10 rbs, 2 blk

EWC Leaders:
Jarett Upchurch – 14 pts
Matt Rosenbaum – 14 pts
Ryan Wilson – 10 pts, 11 rbs
The Golden Eagles (3-7) will host the Adams State College Junior Varsity team at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. All Golden Eagle athletic home games are free.