Posted at 12 p.m. Feb. 9, 2017

Resolute through tough season

3-game win streak highlights Golden Eagles’ first season in 24 years

Woman's Basketball

Pushing toward the paint:

Power forward Madison Hamm drives through Western Nebraska defenders in an 83-57 loss on Jan. 28.

Nikole Anderson

The Laramie County Community College women’s basketball team entered last weekend 4-6 in Region IX play and 8-11 overall.

LCCC had a three-game win streak in early January. In the win against Central Wyoming on Jan. 7, Cailyn Arnold led the team with 16 points and Madison Hamm added 7 rebounds. Against the North Platte Knights on Jan. 11, the Golden Eagles picked up a 55-51 road win. Katelyn Smith and Arnold were both in double digits with 13 points. On Jan. 12, the Golden Eagles picked up their third consecutive win against Little Big Horn. Smith led the team with a 27-point game and Morgan Dana added 9 rebounds. McCook Community College snapped LCCC’s winning streak with a 90-80 win on Jan. 14. Arnold and Smith led with 18 points and Mariah Sheets added 17 points.

The Golden Eagles bounced back and picked up a 70-64 win at Northeastern Junior College on Jan. 18. Arnold led the team again with 16 points, Hamm added 13 points and Darian Hale contributed 11 rebounds. Another road win was added to the mix with a 62-57 win at Lamar Community College on Jan. 21. Four out of the five team starters scored double digits. Jan. 25 resulted in a 74-67 home game loss against Eastern Wyoming Community College. The Golden Eagles shot 56 percent from the free-throw line.

The Western Nebraska Cougars came to Cheyenne and took away a road win on Jan. 28, 83-57. Hale led the team with 11 points, and the Golden Eagles shot 81.3 percent from the free-throw line.

LCCC started February at Northwest Kansas Technical College, and the Golden Eagles came up short, 86-43. Hamm had a double-double, scoring 11 points and adding 10 rebounds.

LCCC women’s basketball will be back in action at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 24th in Torrington against Eastern Wyoming College.

LCCC’s last two games against Trinidad State Junior College and Otero Junior College were played after Wingspan’s press deadline, but the results can be found on Wingspan Online.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.


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