Tough overtime loss puts women below .500

Tough overtime loss puts women below .500

By Brodee Gillam

Sports Editor

 

The LCC women's basketball team lost on the road in overtime to Mid Michigan CC, 79-71, on Feb. 1.

 

The Stars loss dropped their record to 9-10; only the second time this season the team fell below .500.

 

Freshman guard Sarah Schultz was the main contributor against the Lakers, racking up 18 points, eight rebounds and a trio of three-pointers.

 

Schultz said she was seeing the holes in the Lakers' zone defense.

 

"They sagged in a zone which gave us the open perimeter," Schultz said. "(When they closed out) we drove when it was open."

 

LCC Head Coach Ervin Brunson said he was proud his team played so well even though three players logged 37 or more minutes.

 

"We were down by five or six but we came back and tied it up," Brunson said. "We had an opportunity to win it, but we missed the shot. (Mid Michigan) blocked the shot so we went into overtime."

 

Brunson said the deciding factor in the game was a Lakers run in the overtime period.

 

"We were in the zone and they hit a couple of threes and stretched (the lead)," Brunson said. "All we could do was claw back to try and get back in (the game), but we had to foul to try and get possession of the ball."

 

The Stars were scheduled to play on Feb. 4 at Jackson College. LCC's next home game is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. against Grand Rapids CC.