McCook, Neb. – The Laramie County Community College women's basketball team opened the regular season on the road at McCook Community College. The Indians defeated Laramie County 62-59 on Friday night.
Sam Hester (Saratoga Springs, Utah) scored a career-high 16 points, making 4-of-6 three-pointers, and was the only Golden Eagle to score in double figures. Hester also pulled down seven rebounds.
A pair of free throws sparked an early run by McCook and put them up 18-10 at the end of the first quarter. LCCC would chip away at the lead but the Indians led 33-26 at the half.
A strong fourth quarter for the Golden Eagles as they started to knock down the three-point shot almost had them complete the comeback.
Laramie County shot 39.6% for the game, 43.8% (7-of-16) from behind the arch and forced the Indians into 20 turnovers. McCook held the advantage on the boards 35-28.
Paula Rosello Mateu led McCook with 17 points and five steals. Makenna Bodette had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
McCook shot 42.6% for the game.
LCCC is back in action Saturday as they travel to North Platte Community College.