Three game winning streak highlights basketball’s weekend domination

The Golden Eagle men’s basketball team went undefeated in its three games from Nov. 17-18 and Nov. 21.


The men’s team defeated Northern Colorado P2P Elite on Nov. 17 by a final score of 98-71.


The team was led by freshman point guard Zaire Mateen, who was one rebound and one assist short of finishing the game with a triple double. Mateen recorded 21 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles, while sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro led the team in scoring with 33 points.


On Nov. 18, the Golden Eagles beat Rexburg United 90-74 behind a great shooting performance from Taliaferro. Taliaferro scored a team-high 31 points on 11-13 shooting from the field and a 5-6 performance from behind the three-point arc.


Taliaferro was joined by three other Golden Eagles who scored in double digits. Solomon Iluyomade made his presence felt on the defensive glass by grabbing 10 defensive rebounds and a total of 11 rebounds for the game.


The Golden Eagles were once again led by point guard Mateen with a team high 26 points and four steals in their 84-77 victory over Northwest College. Oliver and Taliaferro added in 25 points each in the win. This was LCCC’s second game against Northwest this year, losing 78-75 at home earlier this year.


LCCC will kick off conference play this Friday, Dec. 1, on the road against North Platte Community College.

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