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.

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