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Basketball team nabs exciting win in regular season finale

Monday, February 25, 2013
LCCC secured the third seed in the South SubRegion Region IX Tournament, which begins this weekend.

LCCC’s Deshon Portley converted a three point play with 0.1 seconds remaining to lift the Golden Eagles to a 77-76 victory over Lamar Community College on Feb. 23, Sophomore Night at LCCC. (Watch the play.) With the win, LCCC secured the third seed in the South Sub-Region, Region IX Tournament. (See the bracket and pairings.)

The Eagles got off to a solid start and led 37-27 with four minutes remaining in the first half. However, Lamar finished the half on a 12-3 run to cut the deficit to one point at intermission. In the second half, neither team could pull away. With the score tied 71-71 the Runnin’ Lopes scored five straight to take a 76-71 lead with under a minute to play. The Eagles managed to pull within two points at 74-76 but were forced to foul with 6.2 seconds remaining. The Lopes missed on both free-throw attempts, and Portley took the outlet pass the length of the floor for a quick layup and was fouled as he scored. After a timeout, he calmly sank the free throw, giving the Eagles their 20th win of the season.
Laramie County 77
Lamar 76

LCCC Leaders
Deshon Portley - 28 points
Germain Decoste - 15 points, 8 reb
Pat Stephens - 12 points

Lamar Leaders
Malcolm Brooks - 25 points
Trevon Seymore - 18 points
Shore Adenekan - 14 points
The Golden Eagles (20-10 overall, 10-6 South Sub-Region) will play Western Wyoming Community College at 1 p.m. March 3 at the Region IX Tournament in Casper.

Region IX Tournament Bracket and Pairings

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