Home - Athletics - Men's Basketball - Past News and Galleries Men's Basketball News July 2020Jul 15, 2020NJCAA, L&C Move Fall Sports to Spring SemesterFollowing a July 13 vote by its Board of Regents, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will move most Fall 2020 athletics to the Spring 2021 semester.June 2020Jun 26, 2020Joplin's Allen Signs Letter of IntentOn Thursday inside Kaminsky Gymnasium, Dakarai Allen and Tommy Hafer each signed letters of intent to play basketball at the collegiate level.May 2020May 6, 2020Signing Recruits Is More Challenging in COVID-19 WorldJust like all college coaches, L&C men’s basketball coach Doug Stotler is exploring uncharted territory because of the COVID-19 pandemic.March 2020Mar 30, 2020No Time for DowntimeIt’s been a tough start to 2020 for L&C’s Doug Stotler. But as the L&C athletic director and the Trailblazers’ men’s basketball coach, he’s looking ahead instead of in the rear-view mirror.February 2020Feb 24, 2020Trailblazers Stay in the Hunt with 110-97 Win Over LakersOn a festive Blazer Day at L&C that featured a chance to honor the L&C women’s soccer team and plenty of fans on campus, the Trailblazers men’s basketball team did what it could to add to the cheer.Feb 13, 2020McNeil’s 20 Lead L&C Men Past SoutheasternWhen Southeastern Illinois College staged a rally that gave the Falcons a four-point lead with eight minutes to go, the Bunny-led Trailblazers staged a rally of their own and shot to a 68-64 Distinct 16 road victory.Feb 12, 2020Trailblazers Hit Stretch with District Seeding in MindThe stretch run has arrived for the L&C men’s basketball team. The last seven games of the regular season began with a thrilling victory over Shawnee College Monday night at the River Bend Arena.Feb 11, 2020Trailblazers Stage Game’s Final Rally, Top Shawnee 74-71Doug Stotler stared at the ceiling at the conclusion of Monday night’s L&C 74-71 victory over Shawnee College at the River Bend Arena.January 2020Jan 21, 2020L&C Men Fall to Nationally Ranked Vincennes in 86-50 LossSo much for a showdown. Coach Doug Stotler would have settled for his team to just show up in its District 16 game against ninth-ranked and defending national champion Vincennes University Saturday night at the River Bend Arena.Jan 15, 2020Trending Trailblazers Prepare for SWIC and VincennesDoug Stotler and his Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers have precious little time to enjoy their latest victory.Jan 13, 2020L&C Trailblazers Find Way Through Foul Trouble to Win at Lake LandLewis and Clark coach Doug Stotler figured early in Saturday’s game at Lake Land College that he would need to be creative down the stretch with his lineup. The reason? Early fouls by the Trailblazers.Jan 9, 2020Trailblazers Up Season Record to 9-3Freshman DeAngelo Ware, of Evansville, Indiana, puts up a shot during the Trailblazers’ 86-73 win over Southeastern Illinois College Jan. 8.Jan 3, 2020Trailblazers Return From Layoff With Win Over ArchersLewis and Clark Community College men’s basketball coach Doug Stotler was anxious to see how a nearly three-week layoff affected his Trailblazers in a Thursday night matchup with rival St. Louis Community College.December 2019Dec 16, 2019Trailblazers Upset No. 14 OlneyWith Christmas break looming, Lewis and Clark and No. 14-ranked Olney Central College each had goals in mind Saturday at the River Bend Arena.Dec 12, 2019L&C Wins Defensive Battle at ShawneeLewis and Clark, a team that’s made a living on offense this season, found itself in a defensive struggle in JUCO basketball action Wednesday night at Shawnee College.Dec 9, 2019Blazers Making District NoiseThe L&C men’s basketball team has put out the word to the teams in District 16: Don’t count a game against LC as a win until the final buzzer.Dec 9, 2019Trailblazers Grab Sweep at KaskaskiaIt was time for a turnabout Saturday when the second half of Lewis and Clark’s men’s basketball game at Kaskaskia started.November 2019Nov 22, 2019Trailblazers Off to 4-0 Start to SeasonDoug Stotler has made a few orbits around the basketball globe in his time. Enough to know a basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint.September 2019Sep 13, 2019L&C Volleyball Team Wins First Event in Remodeled River Bend ArenaThe Lewis and Clark Community College volleyball team played the first athletic event on the new wood gym floor recently installed at the George C. Terry River Bend Arena on the school’s main campus.Sep 5, 2019Can’t Beat the Squeak at L&C’s River Bend ArenaDoug Stotler couldn’t help but smile. In fact, his grin was nearly ear-to-ear as he showed off the progress on the refurbished River Bend Arena. With good reason.April 2019Apr 1, 2019Lewis and Clark ’This Close Yet This Far Away’For the Lewis and Clark Community College men’s basketball team, the just-completed season laced with near misses, high and low spots - and a case of score comparison that likely had coach and athletic director Doug Stotler smiling and silently screaming at the same time.March 2019Mar 13, 2019L&C’s Stotler Reflects on ‘Unusual Season’As Doug Stotler sat watching the craziness unfold Wednesday at the NJCAA District 16 Men’s Basketball Tournament at Rend Lake College, he likely couldn’t help but let his mind go where coaches’ minds aren’t supposed to go: The dreaded taboo of comparing scores.Mar 12, 2019New UI Hall of Famer Deon Thomas Spent Five Years as LC AD, CoachThe University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019, including a pair of basketball players with Telegraph-area connections.January 2019Jan 28, 2019Trailblazers Drub Shawnee 92-72For Doug Stotler and his L&C Trailblazers, Saturday’s 92-72 victory over visiting Shawnee College was more than welcome - it was a little overdue.Jan 7, 2019Trailblazers Hold On to Beat STLCCDoug Stotler scratched his head and lifted a blank stare skyward following Lewis and Clark Community College’s 71-67 victory over St. Louis Community College Saturday.December 2018Dec 23, 2018Diagnosis In, Stotler Working On CureFor L&C men’s basketball coach Doug Stotler, making a diagnosis as to his team’s needs was the easy part. Now he’s working on the cure.November 2018Nov 27, 2018Trailblazers Provide Stotler With 400th Career WinL&C powered its way to a 101-39 victory and in the process gave Coach Doug Stotler his 400th NJCAA win as a head basketball coach.Nov 23, 2018Trailblazers Hand STLCC Its First Loss, 62-58The Lewis and Clark Community College Trailblazers pulled away in the second half and handed St. Louis Community College its first loss of the season Wednesday night, 62-58 in men’s basketball action at Forest Park Community College.October 2018Oct 23, 2018Former AHS and UE Standout Hired as L&C Assistant CoachKavon Lacey has come home to the Riverbend. And Lewis and Clark Community College basketball coach Doug Stotler couldn’t be happier about it.March 2018Mar 8, 2018‘Every Play Matters’: Stotler, Trailblazers Look Back on What Might Have Been“Every play matters in college basketball,” Stotler said. “It’s no different if it’s junior college or NCAA Division I. Every play matters.”December 2017Dec 1, 2017New L&C Big Man Sees his First Action as Tough Weekend LoomsJehu Lafeuillee, a 6-foot-8 forward from Barbados, saw his first action for L&C in a Region 24/District 16 game against Southeastern Illinois College Wednesday night in Harrisburg and Trailblazers coach Doug Stotler was tickled with the result in LC’s 102-67 victory.November 2017Nov 21, 2017With 11 Freshmen, Trailblazers are Indeed ‘New-Look’LCCC men’s basketball coach Doug Stotler knows player turnover is part of the game when it comes to any college sport. And in the case of coaching a junior college basketball team, it’s magnified.August 2017Aug 2, 2017Former L&C standout Burak Eslik to play pro in TurkeyFormer Lewis and Clark Community College basketball standout Burak Eslik has signed to play professional basketball in his home country, Turkey.January 2017Jan 24, 2017News Roundup for 2016-17 Men's Basketball SeasonThis is a roundup of all the news coverage for the 2016-17 Men's Basketball Team. Check back often for new links.November 2015Nov 1, 2015Men’s Basketball Defeats St. Louis CC 65-53The Trailblazer’s men’s basketball team defeated St. Louis Community College in its first game of the 2015-2016 season. The final score was 65-53.January 2015Jan 8, 2015Men’s Basketball Wins Against Olney Central WednesdayThe Lewis and Clark Community College men’s basketball team started off the new year with a 77-70 win Wednesday, Jan. 7 against Olney Central College at home in the George C. Terry River Bend Arena.September 2014Sep 30, 2014L&C's Basketball Teams Kick Off Season with Open PracticeJoin the 2014-15 Lewis and Clark Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m. in George Terry Riverbend Arena as they start their basketball seasons and get the hoops year in gearSep 29, 2014Basketball Alumni Take on Letter Carriers in MD FundraiserIt will be Trailblazers versus letter carriers as former members of Lewis and Clark Community College’s men's basketball team play against the USPS Letter Carriers in a fundraising exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hartford Community Gym.May 2014May 30, 2014Stotler Returning to L&C as Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball CoachDoug Stotler, of St. Charles, Missouri, is returning to Lewis and Clark Community College July 1 for his second stint as Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach. January 2014Jan 24, 2014Men’s Basketball Team Posts Win Over Rend LakeThe Trailblazer men’s basketball team continues winning at home, posting a 90-72 victory over the Rend Lake College Warriors on Wednesday in the George C. Terry River Bend Arena.Jan 14, 2014Men's Basketball Scores Victory over SWICThe Trailblazers won their game Monday night against Southwestern Illinois College, 93 to 73. Jan 9, 2014Trailblazer Basketball Teams Start New Year With WinsThe Trailblazer men’s and women’s basketball teams started 2014 with wins their first week back in action.July 2013Jul 12, 2013Men's Basketball Team Wraps Up 2012-2013 SeasonLewis and Clark Community College Men's Basketball team finished the 2012-2013 season with a NJCAA record of 6-25.