The L&C men and women’s basketball teams will be playing games through February. Both teams just started playing games and are moving forward.
Since the season started, the men’s team has played 9 games, winning 4 of them. Their first game was played Saturday Oct. 31 at St. Louis Community College and they won 65-53.
The next game they won was Saturday Nov. 7 at Missouri Baptist and they won 106-54. Their most recent game played was Wednesday Dec. 2 at Shawnee and they lost 67-71. The men’s points per game average is 70.4.
The women’s team has played 5 games and won 1 of them. Their first game was played Wednesday Nov. 11 at Missouri Baptist University and they won 103-60. Their most recent game was played Wednesday Dec. 2 at Shawnee and they won 86-69. Currently, the women’s points per game average is 78.6.
“Our strategy is we try to work hard and play everyday to improve our skills,” said Head Women’s Coach Jaron Young.
The women’s basketball team had one of their players receive the honor of being inducted into the Trailblazers Hall of Fame for 2015.
Originally from Mombasa, Kenya, Gladys Wanyama played basketball for Mombasa High School before coming to L&C in 2007 to play basketball and work on her associate degree.
“Our strong points are that we have pretty decent shooters and we have a couple good post players,” Young said.
Young continued, “Our weaker points are that we are weak in numbers, and so we get fatigued easily.”