GRCC women’s basketball fall to Lake Michigan College 48-59, team continues to...

GRCC women’s basketball fall to Lake Michigan College 48-59, team continues to improve despite lose

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The Grand Rapids Community College women's basketball team in a timeout during the fourth quarter.

The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team lost their game Friday, Jan. 13, against Lake Michigan College, 48-59. The team is now 8-6 on the season.

GRCC finished 30 percent from the field, with Freshman Forward Emily Pendred finishing as GRCC’s highest scorer with eight points, followed by Freshman Forward Makayla Beld with six points. Freshman Guard Maddie Albert led the team in assists with five, followed by Freshman Guard Josie Manion with two. Beld, Albert and Freshman Forward Emily Pendred all finished with five rebounds. Beld and Pendred finished with two blocks on the night.

Freshman Guard, #13, Josie Manion right before she drained a three pointer against Lake Michigan College.Nathan Bidwell - Photo Editor
Freshman Guard, #13, Josie Manion right before she drained a three pointer against Lake Michigan College.

Even though the end result was a loss for GRCC, Head Coach Dave Glazier said he was still happy with the way his team played.

“That’s a sophomore laden team (Lake Michigan College) that went to the national tournament last year,” Glazier said. “#22 (LMC Sophomore Guard Shannon Dingman), #10 (LMC Sophomore Guard Hailey Maas) and #1 (LMC Sophomore Guard Kelsee Kinder) were three huge pieces to that team going to the national tournament, so for our kids to come in and compete and, up until the end, be right in the game points wise, that was great.”

Freshman Guard, #23, Allazae Lloyd guarding Lake Michigan Sophomore Guard, #1, Kelsey Kinder.Nathan Bidwell - Photo Editor
Freshman Guard, #23, Allazae Lloyd guarding Lake Michigan Sophomore Guard, #1, Kelsey Kinder.

If “we execute a few more times, we are right there, if not with a chance to win,” Glazier said.

Not only execution, but “trust and confidence will be what we need to win games this season,” Glazier said.

The team is 1-3 in MCCAA Western Conference after their loss against Lake Michigan, but will look to make their conference record 2-3 when they play at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 18, against Ancilla College (IN) at Ancilla College.

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