Posted at noon, Feb. 19, 2015

A Knight to remember

Eagles return to winning ways at home

The Golden Eagles earned the right to host a home playoff game with a win against the North Platte Community College Knights Feb. 19.

Laramie County Community College was down early 3-10, but by the end of the half the Eagles had established a 42-34 lead behind the play of Forward Kamari Robinson, who shot 7-7 in the first half, scoring 16 points.

LCCC extended that lead in the second half, winning 86-67.

The Eagles, who had gone through some shooting woes in the three previous games on the road, finished the game shooting an impressive 61.4 percent from the field. The Knights shot 44 percent in the game.

Robinson missed only one shot in the game, a free-throw. He finished the game with 26 points, having hit all 11 shots he took from the floor.

Guards Darien Fernandez and Spencer Svejcar added 19 and 14 points respectively. Tyson Kanseyo scored nine points and pulled down 10 rebounds coming in off the bench.

The Golden Eagles outrebounded the Knights 32-29 and forced 16 turnovers in the game.

LCCC improved to 20-9 on the season and 10-5 in Region IX South with the win, making it the current third seed in Region IX South.

The final game of the season for the Eagles will be Saturdapy, Feb. 21 at home against McCook Community College. The game will be televised on Charter Channel 191, and Wingspan Online (

The Eagles are now guaranteed a home game in the first round of the Region IX Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 28. The opponent for the game has not yet been determined.

The remainder of the Region IX tournament will be held in Powell, Wyoming, home of the Northwest College Trappers March 5-7. The Trappers boast a Region IX best 25-4 record as well as a 12-1 record in Region IX North.