NORTH PLATTE – With the holiday break right around the corner, it was not a great start of a weekend road trip as Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles as they fell to North Platte Community College on Friday evening on the road 67-50.
It was the second victory against the Golden Eagles for the Knights (7-1) who won in Cheyenne 75-68 in OT last month. In dropping its second straight game on the road, Laramie County (4-8) made 14-of-21 free throws (66.7 percent) but struggled shooting from the field, hitting 32 percent (16-of-50), including 25 percent (4-of-16) from 3-point range.
Courtney Murrell and Jakub Karwowski led North Platte with 18 points. They were the only two Knights in double figures. As a team they shot 44.1 percent (26-of-59) from the floor, 38.5 percent (5-of-13) from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent (10-of-16) at the foul stripe.
LCCC doesn't have much time to rest as they are on the road again the following day at McCook Community College. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.