The LCCC Golden Eagle’s men’s basketball team split its two homes games over the weekend.
The team started off the weekend on Jan. 19 with a win over Otero Junior College 96-88.
Sophomore guard Da’Zhon Wyche filled the stat sheet for the Golden Eagles with 30 points, five assists and five steals, which were all team highs. Sophomore guard Elijah Oliver scored 23 points, while freshman guard Zaire Mateen came off the bench with 19 points. Freshman forward Solomon Iluyomade led the team with 12 rebounds off the bench.
Otero had six players score in double digits and was led by sophomore forward Josh McNair, who scored 28 points.
In the second game of the weekend, the Golden Eagles fell to Lamar Community College 96-87.
Sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro led the charge for the Golden Eagles with 29 points on 12-15 shooting from the field. Wyche, Oliver and Mateen all scored in double digits, led by Oliver scoring 24 in the loss.
Lamar was led by sophomore guard Richard Caldwell, who scored 22 points. Lamar had six players in double digits. Redshirt sophomore forward Sam Boone was one rebound short of recording a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds.
After splitting games this weekend, the Golden Eagles brought it’s overall record to 12-10 and conference record to 4-4. The men’s team will be at home this week for a matchup against McCook Community College on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.. The Golden Eagles played McCook earlier this season on the road and lost 68-57.
Along with Wednesday’s game, the Golden Eagles play North Platte Community College on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.. The men’s team defeated North Platte earlier this year 74-58.