Men’s basketball sweeps Northeastern Junior College in regular season play


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Landon Taliaferro plays defense against North Platte Community College, while Elijah Oliver fights over a screen on Jan. 27.

Sophomore guard Landon Taliaferro led the Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team to a victory over Northeastern Junior College 95-75 on Jan. 31.

Taliaferro had a game high 35 points for the Golden Eagles, going 9-15 from behind the three point arc. Along with Taliaferro, sophomore guard Da’Zhon Wyche scored 29 points and dished out eight assists. The only other player to score in double digits for the Golden Eagles was freshman guard Zaire Mateen, who finished with 10 points and eight assists.  

Sophomore guard Mohammad Elradi led Northeastern Junior College in scoring off the bench with 13 points, while freshman guard Dan Villejo added 12 points for the Plainsmen.

The Golden Eagles swept Northeastern Junior College with the victory in Sterling, Colorado. They previously beat the Plainsmen 93-82 at home on Dec. 7.

LCCC raised their overall record to 14-11, and 6-5 in conference play, with the win.

LCCC will have the weekend off and hosts Eastern Wyoming College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles beat the Lancers on the road earlier this season 89-79.

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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