GRCC men’s basketball gets win over Hope College JV 78-66

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By Courtney Zenner – Collegiate Staff

Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team defeated Hope College JV 78-66 on Wednesday night.

Three raiders scored in double figures. Jeff Drake-Todd had lead all scorers with 23 points, along with five rebounds and four steals. Arthur Pearson finished with 20 points four rebounds and four steals. Zach Pangborn added 14 points.

“We got to the rim better, moved the ball around and we had more open shots than them,” said Coach Luke Bronkema. “We outrebounded them by nine. We got to the rim better, moved the ball around and had more open shots than them.”

Matt Zandstra lead hope in scoring with 17 points, chipping in five 3-pointers. Tom Morrison added 11 points and 7 rebounds.

Both GRCC and Hope College shot 40 percent on the night.

“Zach stepped up today, Arthur found his groove again and we just followed the game plan that was given to us by coach,” Drake-Todd said. “We need to improve on taking higher percentage shots and getting back on defense.”

GRCC has improved to 4-4. Their next game is at 7:30 pm next Friday the 16th against Davenport University JV at Davenport.