By Brodee Gillam
Excuses do not put an asterisk on losses, but the women's basketball loss to the Albion College JV does have a reasoning behind it.
Most of the roster was struggling with injuries or sickness in the 71-60 away loss to the Britons on Nov. 26. The loss dropped the Stars' record to 1-3 on the young season.
This is not the first game these two variables have hurt the Stars. Freshman Lexi Carter has not played this season. Both freshman Jaylynn Williams and sophomore Debryahn Threatt have also missed time.
Sophomore Kelsey Finch, who scored 26 points in the season-opening victory against Oakland CC, said the team played hard despite the struggles.
"Despite the injuries and sickness that has (affected) many of our players … we played together and fought our way back into the game," Finch said. "They were a little taller than us and had a few more subs than we had and they were able to come out with the win.
"We fought hard and we were scrappy until the end, but it is hard with seven girls."
The Stars have shown that they can play the way LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram wants them to play. The combination of injuries and not enough practice time has hurt the team's ability to improve.
The Stars next home game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8 against South Suburban College at 6 p.m. in the Gannon Gym.