Titans men's hoops looks to rebound from slow start

12/02/2010 11:34

LCC starts season 0-2

Alan K. Fox - THE TORCH

Issue date: 12/2/10 Section: Sports
 
Media Credit: Eugene Johnson
The Titans traveled to Lakewood, Wash. to play in the Pierce Tournament and left with a 0-2 start on the season.

The Titans have been led by sophomore forward Kirk Forstrom, who has averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game to start the season.

"It was a challenging weekend for the Titans," head coach Bruce Chavka said.

In the first game of the tournament, LCC was matched up with Bellevue (2-1, 0-0 Northern Region.) The Titans came up short losing the game 87-57.

Forstrom scored 12 points and had seven rebounds in the game.

The only other Titan to score in double-figures was freshman point guard Matt Juillerat.

Juillerat shot five-for-eight from the field and made one-of-two three pointers.

"The Bellevue game didn't represent what our team is about this year," Juillerat said. "We came out fired up in the first quarter, then played flat the rest of the game. We were too stagnant on offense and did not execute well in order to get open jump shots for our teammates."

Chavka added that the team started off with a great effort but it started to slip away.

"We started off really well jumped out to a 13 to four lead played with a lot of intensity and passion," Chavka said. "Then we proceeded to loose our energy and focus."

In the second game of the tournament the Titans were matched-up with Columbia Basin (1-3, 0-0 Eastern Region) in a double-overtime thriller but came up short 76-67.

Forstrom once again led the Titans in scoring and rebounding with his 15 point and 6 rebound effort.

LCC also had two other players score in double-figures.

Freshman point guard Darrell Breazell scored a season-high 13 points, and freshman forward Nick Lindsey added 10 points off of the bench.

The Titans look to get on the winning track when they host Concordia on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The game will take place in the Building 5 gymnasium.