By Brodee Gillam
LCC freshman Darious Young had another spectacular game against Glen Oaks CC, finishing with 30 points, six rebounds and seven assists in a 77-72 win over the Vikings on Jan. 17.
Young said, about his playmaking, once he starts scoring it allows him to see the defense well and find his teammates.
"When I start knocking down shots and start scoring, it draws more attention to me so somebody is going to be open," Young said. "If they help too much, (they are) going to pay for it."
The win improved the Stars record to 6-9 and has Head Coach Mike Ingram hopeful about his team and its chances down the stretch.
"I think we're getting better," Ingram said. "The other day when we were at Muskegon, even though the score ended up being 92-75, we were actually winning that game 71-68. So we had put together 34 good minutes of basketball on both ends of the court and that's what we're trying to do right now."
The Stars' bench stepped up in the first half, after the starting five struggled to open the game. This led to freshman Cameron Houston scoring 12 points and grabbing five rebounds in 14 first-half minutes.
Ingram said Houston does a nice job of providing a spark for LCC, but he's still in search of the right lineup.
"Cameron does a nice job of running the middle-left (of the court) and so he gets open," Ingram said. "But when he gets tired, defensively he (slips) a little bit, but that's with all the guys. … This late in the year I'm still looking for five guys who can play together."
The Stars were scheduled to play Lake Michigan College on Friday, Jan. 19. The next home game is Wednesday, Jan. 24 against Ancilla College at 7:30 p.m.