Men’s basketball split against McCook Community College, North Platte Community College

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Coach Jason Ficca and assistant coach DeWayne Saulsberry gives advice to players during a timeout against North Platte Community College on Jan. 27.

The Golden Eagles men’s basketball team started off the final weeks of January with a victory over McCook Community College 98-85 on Jan. 24.

Sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro led the team with 25 points on 5-of-12  shooting from behind the three-point arc. Sophomore guard Da’Zhon Wyche and freshman forward Solomon Iluyomade both posted double-doubles for the Golden Eagles. Wyche led the team with 10 assists and 22 points, while Iluyomade led the team with 11 rebounds and finished with 10 points.

McCook defeated the Golden Eagles earlier this season 68-57.

LCCC lost its second game of the week against North Platte Community College 91-76 on Jan. 27.

Wyche led the Golden Eagles with 20 points, while freshman guard Zaire Mateen added 19 points and seven assists off the bench. Taliaferro and sophomore guard Elijah Oliver both scored in double digits with 15 and 11 points, respectively.

North Platte Community College’s sophomore guard Godfrey Rolle had a game-high 31 points to lead the Knights.

The Golden Eagles will continue conference play against Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Sterling, Colorado. LCCC beat Northeastern earlier this year 93-82.

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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