The Grand Rapids Community College Women’s Basketball team was defeated at the hands of the Lansing Community College Stars on Wednesday in Gordon Hunsberger Arena by the score of 65-60.
Wednesday’s loss sets the Raiders back to 1-2 in Michigan Community College Athletic Association play and an 8-5 record overall.
Rebounding and shooting from the field were high points for the Raiders, as they out-shot the Stars 36.9 percent to 34.2 percent and out-rebounded the Stars 37 to 31.
The game was lost on the free-throw line.
The Raiders could only manage 14 attempts and made just eight of them to shoot 57.4 percent from the charity stripe.
“Honestly, it’s just getting to the free-throw line more,” Raiders Head Coach Dave Glazier said in a post-game interview. “If you’re not going to go strong, you’re not going to get fouls called. You have to attack the basket strong, and Lansing did a better job of that than we did tonight.”
The Raiders had an uncharacteristic number of turnovers with 23 in total.
“We’ve got to go back and look at the things that we prep for and didn’t handle,” Glazier said. “We just have to go back to work, and focus on little things. There were a lot of little things that we didn’t do well enough tonight. There’s big moments that come and you have to accept them and take them head on.”
Freshman Guard Hallee Breimayer led the way for the Raiders with 18 points on 54.5 percent shooting (6-11).
“It’s a good feeling to know you’re helping your team out,” Breimayer said post-game. “It’s just a good feeling after not shooting that well in past games.”
Breimayer reflected on the loss and displayed her leadership qualities.
“We try to keep our positivity up as a team,” Breimayer said. “Just telling everyone, ‘you did a good job,’ which we did, we tried our best.”
Lansing’s Kelsey Finch led all scorers with 28 points.
The Raiders look to rebound after the loss on the road at Glen Oaks Community College on Sat., Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.