HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio - After not playing a game in nearly 20 days, Lakeland Community College women's basketball shook off a little rust and beat Cuyahoga Community College 64-54 Wednesday night.
With the win, the Lakers reach double figures in wins with a 10-3 record and improve to 3-1 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play.
Lakeland looked a bit rusty at the beginning with the full court press from Cuyahoga causing problems. Aryana Jackson was able to drive into the lane for a layup to give the Lakers a 14-11 lead just before the end of the first quarter.
Armani Jackson scored the first five points for Lakeland in the second quarter as the Lakers eventualy built a 24-14 lead after a free throw from Ziona Williams with 4:02 left in the half. Cuyahoga outscored Lakeland 8-1 to finish the half to get within 25-22 at halftime.
Lakeland was able to grab a little of the momentum in the second half to pull away for the 10-point victory on the road.
Lakeland will be back home on Saturday, Jan. 20 for a conference game against Clark State Community College at 1 p.m.
For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.
About Lakeland Community College
Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.
Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit www.lakelandcc.edu.