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Lakeland Hands Kats 98-95 Loss

Sunday, November 06, 2011
 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nov. 6 – Playing its second game in five hours caught up to the Erie Community College men’s basketball team Sunday. The Kats, after defeating Delta (Mich.) College 91-71 earlier in the afternoon, fell 98-95 to Lakeland (Ohio) Community College in the Cole’s/Brennan’s Tip-Off Tournament at the Flickinger Athletic Center. ECC, the third-ranked team in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll, fell to 1-1.

 

The Kats took a 70-68 lead with 13:31 to play on a three-point field goal by Dequan Jones (Brooklyn, N.Y./Pacific). Jones added another three at 12:38 to a 73-68 lead. Lakeland CC’s Brendan Cooper tied the game 75-75 with a three-pointer at 11:06. Cooper led the Lakers with 29 points and 10 rebounds.

 

While the Kats then built an 81-77 lead after a dunk by Yandell Denis (Brooklyn/Xavierian), Lakeland would take an 82-81 lead after a conventional three-point play by Chaz Rollins at 7:33.

 

Lakeland pushed its lead to five points but the Kats would cut it to one, 96-95, with 4.5 seconds remaining after a conventional three-point play by Eyimofee Edukugho (Warri, Nigeria/Our Savior New American School). Lakeland then made two foul shots to seal the win.

 

Jones and Edukugho were named to the all-tournament team as was Lakeland’s Rollins and Cooper. Rollins was the most valuable player.

 

ECC will play in the McDonald’s Tip-Off Classic at Garrett College in McHenry, Md. ECC will play Potomac State, W.Va., Saturday and Garrett Sunday.

 

LAKELAND CC (3-0): Cooper, Brendan 11-19 5-6 29; Robinson, Daishon 5-9 12-12 23; Rollins, Chaz 6-9 6-8 18; Gill, Gurjeet 3-12 2-2 10; Little, Gary 4-10 0-0 8; Boddie, Isiah 2-4 0-0 4; Smith, Richard 2-9 0-0 4; Montgomery, Danny 1-2 0-0 2; Banton, Deran 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 25-28 98.

 

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (1-1): Jones, Dequan 7-18 0-0 18; Edukugho, Eyimofee 6-12 5-7 17; Denis, Yandell 5-10 2-5 12; Emmitt, Brandon 4-15 2-2 11; Ogbonna, Uchechi 3-7 2-2 8; Hattin, Sam 3-10 0-0 8; Mason, Anthony 2-4 2-3 6; Gordon, Travaughn 3-8 0-0 6; Haynes, Shannon 2-2 0-0 5; Young, Darale 0-1 2-2 2; Jenkins, Jamill 0-2 2-2 2; Sumlin, Rayshawn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-90 17-23 95.

 

Lakeland CC...................   53   45 -   98

Erie Community College........   53   42 -   95

 

3-point goals--Lakeland CC 5-14 (Gill, Gurjeet 2-8; Cooper, Brendan 2-2; Robinson, Daishon 1-1; Smith, Richard 0-1; Banton, Deran 0-1; Little, Gary 0-1), Erie Community College 8-27 (Jones, Dequan 4-8; Hattin, Sam 2-6; Emmitt, Brandon 1-8; Haynes, Shannon 1-1; Mason, Anthony 0-1; Ogbonna, Uchechi 0-1; Denis, Yandell 0-2). Fouled out--Lakeland CC-Rollins, Chaz, Erie Community College-None. Rebounds--Lakeland CC 42 (Cooper, Brendan 10), Erie Community College 61 (Edukugho, Eyimofee 12). Assists--Lakeland CC 14 (Gill, Gurjeet 4; Cooper, Brendan 4), Erie Community College 16 (Emmitt, Brandon 6). Total fouls--Lakeland CC 19, Erie Community College 22.

 

All-Tournament team: Chaz Rollins, Lakeland CC MVP; Brendan Cooper, Lakeland; Eyimofee Edukugho, Erie; Dequan Jones, Erie; Jody Hills, Delta

 
 
 
 
 

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