Shawn Havel

Philip Freeman goes up for a layup against Trinidad State Junior College Feb. 25.

Trinidad sidesteps sweep

Eagles lose at home 80-73

Despite one of the better individual offensive performances of the season, the Laramie County Community College men's basketball team could not sweep the series against Trinidad State Junior College, losing at home 80-73 on Feb. 25.

Sophomore point guard Philip Freeman shined offensively, scoring 22 points, having six assists and even coming up with a rare block, but LCCC could not match Trinidad State in the latter stages of the game.

LCCC started the game strong enough, going up on Trinidad State 8–0 in the first three minutes; however, Trinidad quickly closed the gap and with 13:12 remaining in the first half equalized the score at 15. From that point on, Trinidad took control of the game, and though the Golden Eagles were never completely out of it, they could not find an answer for Trinidad's offense.

The Golden Eagles went into halftime trailing 45–34 and continued to fight to stay in the game throughout the second half, but Trinidad had an answer each time the Golden Eagles made a run.

Team has three games remaining in regular season

The game ended with four players from each team scoring in double-digits including Freeman.

Bruno Machado scored 15 points; Charles Cooks scored 14, and Ude Ifeanyichukwu scored 10.

LCCC will wrap up its season facing Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo., on Feb. 28; at Sheridan College in Sheridan March 1; and will end the regular season March 3 at home against Central Wyoming College. The March 3 game will be Sophomore Night to honor players leaving at the end of the season.

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