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


Photo by Nikole Anderson
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.


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