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Golden Eagles go 1-2 on opening weekend

The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team started the 2017 season with three games at home, finishing the Tip-Off Classic with a record of 1-2.

The men’s team tipped off the season with a 78-75 loss Nov. 2 against Northwest College.

Sophomore guard Elijah Oliver led the Golden Eagles with 26 points. LCCC point guard Zaire Mateen added  18 points and four assists, while sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro scored 15 points.

The Golden Eagles bounced back on Nov. 3 with a 88-78 victory over Northern Colorado P2P Elite.

Oliver, Taliaferro and Mateen all scored in double figures, with Oliver leading the team with 32 points. Oliver went 5-5 from behind the arc and 5-5 from the free throw line, while shooting 55 percent from the floor.

Mateen scored 45 points in the final game of  the weekend, with the Golden Eagles falling to Sheridan College 99-96.

Sophomore forward Kyle Wright led the team with six rebounds, while Oliver scored 23 points and Taliaferro finished with 10 points in the losing effort. Channel Banks finished the game with 44 points for Sheridan College.

The LCCC Golden Eagles will be on the road against Casper College on Nov. 7, before taking on Central Wyoming College on Friday Nov. 10, and Western Wyoming Community College on Saturday Nov. 11 in Riverton, Wyoming.

About Tyler Haak (21 Articles)

Tyler Haak is a young man who grew up in the great state of Wyoming. After graduating from East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he decided to pursue a higher education. He moved to Laramie, Wyoming, where he was accepted into the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. During his time there he studied accounting and finance but he could never find what he was truly passionate about. Along with attending the University of Wyoming, he also spent a year and a half at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.

Tyler finally found his passion after attending the Colorado Media School in Denver, Colorado. He originally attended the school because of his passion for sports radio, but he became very interested in the video side of sports. After graduating from CMS, he took a job at the University of Wyoming working sporting events with the video and audio crew. Tyler is currently still with the University of Wyoming and has decided to pursue his education further in hopes to become a full-time employee in sports broadcasting.

Tyler is enrolled at LCCC and will receive a degree in Mass Media in the spring of 2018. He plans on furthering his education and receiving a sports broadcasting degree once he is done at LCCC.

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