In the first Ohio Community College Athletic Conference matchups of the season, the Cincinnati State women's basketball team beat Lakeland Community College by a score of 83 to 49 on Saturday. The men's team, which also played Lakeland, lost 81 to 73.
Leading the women to victory was sophomore guard Dominique Fischer who scored 23 points and recorded 6 steals defensively. Cincinnati State's bench scored a combined 40 points led by Allayah Craighead with 14 points and Brittiney Latimer with 11. Taylor Frazier finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds which marked her 8th double-double of the season. With the win, the Surge continue to stay perfect at 15-0 with a 1-0 record in the conference. The Surge, who are ranked no.2 in the NJCAA polls, will return to action on the road against Edison Community College on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Although in a losing effort, the Cincinnati State men's basketball team nearly came back from a 28 point second half deficit, closing the margin to 6 points with 3 minutes left in the game. Guard Marquis Wilson brought the Surge back with 21 second half points while totaling 24 points for the game. Anton Hutchins finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Karriem Baker finished with 11 points and 17 rebounds in the loss. Four of five Lakeland's starters scored in double-digits led by Chaz Rollins with 17 points and 10 rebounds. For the Surge, free throws would cut the comeback short as the team failed to shoot 50% from the line which included key misses down the stretch. Now at 11-4 on the year with an 0-1 conference record, the men's program will also return to action against Edison Community College on Jan. 18.
For information on the Cincinnati State basketball programs, please visit www.cincinnatistate.edu/on-campus/athletics