Women’s team tops Kellogg CC; give sophomores strong sendoff

Women’s team tops Kellogg CC; give sophomores strong sendoff

By Maddie Toles
Sports Editor

The LCC women's basketball team ended the season with an 81-59 win over Kellogg Community College on Feb. 27 at LCC.

Sophomores Jaylynn Williams and Jessica Taylor led the Stars in scoring with 31 and 24 points, respectively. Fellow sophomore Jacqulyn Kolnitys recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

This game put the Stars' record at 9-20 overall, and 5-13 in the MCCAA West.

Williams led LCC in scoring for the season, averaging 19.7 points per game. Kolnitys led in rebounds with an average of 7.9.

LCC Head Coach Layne Ingram said the sophomores were emotional before the game, knowing this was the last time they would don the Stars' jersey.

"I just told them that I was proud of them," Ingram said. "I was proud to be their coach. I was proud of the effort that they put in."

Ingram said he wanted to stress to the freshman how important this game was, so that they could give the sophomores a successful sendoff.

"We had great kids and they kept showing up every day, showing up to work," Ingram said. "Every time they stepped on the floor they had it in their minds that they were stepping up to win. It just didn't happened as often as we wanted it to."

For next year, Ingram said he is looking forward to the strong recruits who will help make up the roster. Ingram is also anticipating strong efforts from this year's freshman. He said they have gained valuable experience against hard competition and by playing with the skilled sophomores.

The Stars also played Ancilla College on Feb. 25, losing 63-59. However, Ingram said this was the hardest the women had played all season.

Ingram said these final two weeks for the women were the best they have played all season.