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Women’s basketball fights to 8-9 record

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By Dana Finkler
Collegiate Staff Writer

The GRCC women’s basketball team lost to Jackson Community College on Wednesday, January 25 in which the team finished the game with only three players.

The Raiders were short-handed to begin the game only suiting up six players to start the game and finished with only three.

The team was down freshman Destiney Robinson who is recovering from an ankle injury and sophomore Tatiyana Walker, who received a one game suspension after being ejected in game against Glen Oaks.

The Raiders lost 113-90, but the game was much closer than the final score.

With only 5:45 remaining in the game the Raiders trailed by only two points 88-86.

But shortly after Janele Johnson-Ellis fouled out with 3:04 remaining. Then Jordyn Priestly fouled out with 1:53 remaining.

From there Jackson CC took advantage launching a bevy of three pointers to close out the game. Jackson CC took a total of 61 three pointers making only 18 of them.

“Real tough game, but I’m so proud of my girls for competing hard the entire game,” Women’s head coach, Eric Taylor.

Johnson-Ellis led the team with 20 points followed by Priestly who had 19.

The Raiders lost to Lansing CC on Saturday 52-60.

The Raiders are currently 8-9 overall and are 3-5 in the conference.

The next home game is Wednesday at the Ford Fieldhouse against #17 Lake Michigan CC.

Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 P.M.