Posted at 1 p.m. April 11, 2017

Men lose Region IX Division finals

Eagles finish regular season in first place, two players honored

The Laramie County Community College men’s basketball team lost in the final round of the Region IX Divisional tournament, but two players earned All Region IX honors.

The LCCC Golden Eagles finished their regular season in first place going 12-4 in the division and 23-11 overall.

In the Region IX Tournament, the Golden Eagles defeated Sheridan College and Lamar Community College but fell to Gillette College 101-97 in the final round.

Da’Zhon Wyche led the team with 29 points. Alfonzo Anderson also had a big night with 21 points. Harrison Meads and Dominik Heinzl had 12 and 10 points respectively.

Heinzl received All Region IX first Team honors. In 34 games this season, Heinzl averaged 12.6 points per game and connected on over 54 percent of his field goal attempts. He also led the team in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds per contest. Heinzl established himself as one of the region’s dominant low post scorers, routinely drawing double team defenses. Heinzl also played strong in the tournament. He averaged 14.8 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from field.

Wyche earned All Region IX second Team honors. In 33 games this season, Wyche led the team, averaging 17.2 points, 5.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. He finished the season with an impressive 2.1 to 1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Wyche also performed well in the tournament. He averaged 18.5 points and 7.3 assists per contest during the tournament.

LCCC head coach Jason Ficca was also chosen as Region IX South Coach of the Year. Since Ficca took over in 2010 LCCC has an overall record of 159-98 and a 69-36 mark in conference play.


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