The L&C basketball season is over, leaving the coaches and players to plan a strategy for next season.
On Feb. 29 the men’s team played in the Region XXIV Play-In at 8 a.m. against Kaskaskia College and lost 62-69. On March 2 at 8 a.m. the Trailblazers participated in Region Tournament 1st Round and made it all the way to Regional XXIV Finals.
March 3 at 8 a.m. was the Region XXIV Semi-Finals. The men’s basketball team finished up their season March 4 at 8 a.m. in the Regional XXIV Finals. They have played a total of 30 games this season winning 10 and losing 20.
“We plan on working harder for next season and improving our skills to reach higher levels,” said Doug Stotler, athletic director and men’s head basketball coach.
Returning athletes on the men’s team are Mike Williams-Bey, Will Sides, Dorian Scruggs, DJ Ellebb, David Payne, Jr., Kolbe Caldwell, Demetri Williams, Berin Maksumic, and Malik Washington.
The women’s basketball team finished up their season on Feb. 27 against Lincoln with a loss of 64-54.
“Our strong points are that we have pretty decent shooters and we have a couple good post players,”said Women’s Head Basketball Coach and Student Support Services Activity Coordinator, Jaron Young.
Young continued, “Our weaker points are that we are weak in numbers, and so we get fatigued easily.”
The team had a season with seven wins and 21 losses. However the team is already making plans for next season and has high hopes for the next set of players.
“We have high expectations to be in the top region next season and reach the national tournament,” said Young.
Returning athletes on the women’s team are Brandy Davis, Kondriauna Miller, Aleksandra Rikic, Makayla Stokes, and Tiffany Walthour.