Men’s basketball begins November with success

The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team had a successful week on the road in early November.

The Golden Eagles started the week with a road victory over Casper College on Nov. 7. LCCC’s defense held the Thunderbirds to only 37 points in the second half and pulled out the victory 95-93

Freshman point guard Zaire Mateen led the Golden Eagles with 30 points and four assists. LCCC was outscored by 21 points in the first half, but turned it around in the second half and outscored the Thunderbirds by 23 points.

The second game of the week ended in a loss for the Golden Eagles when they took on Central Wyoming College in the CWC Classic.

Sophomore shooting guard Elijah Oliver finished with a game high 33 points, but the Golden Eagles still fell to the Rustlers 114-93. The Rustlers were able to overcome Oliver’s prolific scoring night by having six players finish in double figures, led by Irshaad Hunte, who scored 24 points in the victory.

Sophomore shooting guard, Landon Taliaferro, led the way to victory to cap off the weekend for the Golden Eagles on Nov. 11 with a 88-82 victory over Western Wyoming Community College.

Taliaferro went 7-9 from behind the three point line in pursuit of game high 39 points, which is a career high for Taliaferro.

After going 2-1 on the week, the Golden Eagles bring their overall record to 3-3 and will have a two game homestand this weekend starting off Nov. 17 against Northern Colorado P2P Elite, who they already beat earlier this season 88-78.

The LCCC men’s basketball will finish the weekend at home on Nov. 18 against Rexburg United.

About Tyler Haak (64 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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