Posted at 10:51 a.m., Feb. 16, 2015

Eagles lose third straight

Valentine’s Day can be difficult when you’re away from home, and the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles felt no love on the road in La Junta, Colorado, Feb. 14. The team’s road woes continued as they fell hard to Otero Junior College 65-92.

For the second game in a row, the Golden Eagles shot less than 40 percent from the field, while the opposing team shot better than 50 percent, leading to the team’s third-straight road loss. For LCCC, who began the three-game road stretch against Northwest Kansas Technical College, there is clearly no place like home. The Eagles are now 5-7 on the road this season, while the team has a solid 12-2 record at home.

The Golden Eagles’ final two games of the regular season are at home.

Against the Otero Rattlers, Darien Fernandez led the Eagles in scoring with 25 points, followed by Spencer Svejcar, who scored 18.
The Rattlers were led by Lamine Mbodj, who scored 20 points and took down 10 rebounds. Otero also outrebounded the Golden Eagles 44-26.

The Eagles (19-9, 9-5 Region IX South) are back at home Wednesday, Feb. 18, to host North Platte Community College. NPCC had been on a 10-game winning streak with a Region IX best 20-4 record, but the team lost its last two games on the road, including a stunning loss to the 8-18 Eastern Wyoming College Lancers Feb. 13.

LCCC narrowly lost to the NPCC Knights 84-87 on Jan. 14 in North Platte.

Tipoff will be at 7 p.m., and Wingspan will broadcast the game on Charter Channel 191, and

The final regular-season, home game for the Eagles will also be televised by Wingspan at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, when the Eagles take on McCook Community College for sophomore night.

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