Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Sport Club Basketball program is winning on and off the court.
Recently, the team won the Lone Star Sport Club Conference Basketball Championship when they beat LSC-Tomball, 53-24. LSC-Kingwood is currently 10-1 in the Lone Star College System’s Sport Club Fall 2016 League and will be the first place contender in the spring 2017 league. In addition to their winning season, LSC-Kingwood athletes boast a cumulative GPA above 3.0.
“Player commitment, sacrifice and time management are the key reasons why our team was successful this season,” said Melvin Marks, head coach. “We stress that education is first and second ― winning is third. We believe that hard work pays off!”
The Lone Star College Sport Club Conference, which started in 2005, is a highly competitive program with teams representing LSCS campuses along with other colleges/universities in the surrounding area. Since the 2008-2009 season, LSC-Kingwood has won six championship titles and have become regular participants in conference postseason play. In addition to the LSCS teams, other colleges that competed were Houston Community College, University of Houston-Downtown, Rice University, Texas Southern University, Houston Baptist University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin University and Texas A&M University.
“This conference allows students to compete in competitive sports in a positive environment,” said J Weathersby, assistant coach. “It creates on campus activities for our students as well as our faculty and staff. It also brings others to our campus.”