November 22, 2021
Rodeheaver leads Lakers in rout of BCCC
Sophomore guard drops in 31 points, including 25 in 1st half
Tyler Rodeheaver scored 25 of his game-high 31 points in the first half, sparking Garrett College to a 116-66 men's basketball victory Saturday afternoon over host Butler County Community College.
Rodeheaver made all 12 of his 2-point attempts, finishing 13-of-14 from the field, and was 4-for-4 from the line. He also had 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
"Tyler came focused and with great intensity, which led to a really good ballgame from him," said GC head coach Matt McCullough, whose team won its third straight game after opening the season with a 1-point loss at Prince George's Community College.
Justen Anderson added 25 points while Dalton Wiles (11), Lamont Powell (10) and Darius Jones (10) each hit double figures. Lamondre Gregg (9), Kobe Tigney (8), Kyree Jones (5), Jose Rosario (5), and Terrence Ward (2) helped GC put 10 into the scoring column.
"We had so many guys contribute," observed McCullough. ""The trio of Justen Anderson, Dalton Wiles, and Lamondre Gregg stepped up and played with confidence off the bench, and we will need that from them moving forward."
McCullough also praised Tigney's effort, which resulted in team highs in assists (6) and steals (4).
"Kobe played well and very unselfishly," said McCullough. "He has emerged as our leader, and it's great to see him lead by example."
AJ Crosby didn't score, but led the Lakers with 10 rebounds.
Garrett held a slender, 30-24 lead with about 6 minutes remaining in the first half before going on a 31-7 scoring spree that broke the game open. The Lakers built on their 61-31 halftime cushion throughout the second half.
"Good defense leads to offense for us, and our defensive intentions and intensity were much better in the final 6 minutes of the first half," said McCullough. "We forced a lot of turnovers and were able to convert in transition.
"It was a good team win, but we have a long way to go, and need to keep getting better," added GC's first-year head coach.
Mattix Clement had a team-high 27 points for BCCC and fellow Pioneer Troy Loughry contributed 19 points.
The Lakers host Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (1-3) Monday night at 6 p.m.