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.

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