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Five wins in a row for men's basketball team

Monday, February 14, 2011
Golden Eagles take two on the road.

The Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team won two south sub-region games on the road this weekend. The Golden Eagles defeated Trinidad State Junior College 80-77 on Friday and Otero Junior College 94-84 on Saturday.

Golden Eagles extend winning streak against Rattlers
In a tight game during the second half, the Golden Eagles found themselves tied with Otero Junior College at 61 but went on a 15-0 run to clinch the 94-84 victory. This victory extends LCCC’s winning streak to five and improves its overall record to 14-11.

LCCC (14-11overall, 5-2 south sub-region) – 94
OJC (15-14 overall, 1-5 south sub-region) – 84

Leaders:
Bryce Velasquez (LCCC) 26 pts
Rodrigo Silva (LCCC) 21 pts, 11 rebs, 8 blks
Terrance Dent (LCCC) 18 pts
Travis Shepherd (LCCC) 16 pts
Wes McKenzie (OJC) 26 pts
Lucas Archuleta (OJC) 13 pts
Antonio Higgins (OJC) 12 pts
Jamaal West (OJC) 10 pts

Eagles beat Trinidad State Junior College by three
The Golden Eagles ended their struggles on the road after overcoming Trinidad State Junior College in a close game 80-77, earning their first road victory since Dec. 11.

LCCC started the game strong with an early 15-1 run, but TSJC closed the gap by halftime and left the Golden Eagles with a three-point cushion at 34-31. LCCC quickly regained a double-digit lead in the second half and led 52-39 with 10 minutes remaining. TSJC again steadily climbed back in the game but could not pass the Eagles. LCCC went 18 of 25 from the free-throw line in the second half to lock in the win.

LCCC (13-11 overall, 4-2 south sub-region) – 80
TSJC (12-14 overall, 1-4 south sub-region) – 77

Leaders:
Terrance Dent (LCCC) 20 pts
Travis Shepherd (LCCC) 17 pts
Rodrigo Silva (LCCC) 17 pts, 16 rebs, 9 blks
Allan Saint-Gelais (LCCC) 10 pts
Bryce Velasquez (LCCC) 10 pts, 8 rebs
Joshua Brown (TSJC) 13 pts
Ryan Gesiakowski (TSJC) 13 pts
Terence Wilbert (TSJC) 11 pts
Cameron Gunter (TSJC) 10 pts

The Golden Eagles (14-11 overall, 5-2 in south sub-region) will be back at home this weekend when they host Central Wyoming College at 7 p.m. on Friday and Western Wyoming Community College at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All Golden Eagle athletic home events are free.