By Maddie Toles
The LCC men's basketball team lost its most recent game at home against Delta College, 80-74, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Gannon Gym.
With the loss, LCC fell to 2-4 overall for the season.
Stars sophomore Donquall Jackson contributed 21 points to lead LCC.
Many of the LCC men who are top scorers struggled with putting up points, according to LCC Coach Mike Ingram.
Ingram said he believes the men are improving, despite an off day against Delta. Ingram added the men are struggling with consistent game play, but they are capable of winning against their competition.
"I think we're playing 33, 34 minutes of pretty good basketball and I think we're playing seven minutes of terrible basketball," Ingram said. "Those seven minutes are hurting us."
Ingram said a lack of athleticism or skill is not an issue for the men, but rather a lack of confidence.
"We're as good or better than the teams that we're playing," Ingram said. "We could easily be 6-0 or 5-1. I really believe that, I need my team to start believing that."
Ingram explained that while some of his strongest players struggled, it hurt the team defensively. Ingram said the men have to be able to consistently stop the other team.
The main focus for the team is to bolster its defense and showcase the skills that Ingram said he knows they have.
The next home game for the men is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 against Mott Community College in the Gannon Gym at 7:30 p.m.