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Raiders men’s basketball defeats Jackson Community College, winning steak extends to 5 games

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Deontae Hudson goes for a slam dunk at Wednesday's game against the Jackson Community College Jets
Deontae Hudson goes for a slam dunk at Wednesday’s game against the Jackson Community College Jets

The Raiders men’s basketball team defeated the Jackson Community College Jets Wednesday night. The win extended their winning streak to five games and improved their overall record to 15-8. The Raiders avenged a previous loss to the Jets 88-84.

The Raiders led from start to finish, including an 18-2 run to begin the game. Their biggest lead came mid-way through the second half when the Raiders were leading 58-38.

“It was a complete team effort tonight and everyone did their job,” Head Coach Carnegie said. “We pressured them well and didn’t have any silly fouls, and that led to easy points for us.”

The Raiders forced the Jets into 29 turnovers and forced 18 steals with three players, adding four steals a piece. They used their defense to get easy baskets in transition and dominated with their inside scoring, outscoring the Jets 54-26 in the paint.

The Raiders have won five straight games, improving their conference record to 8-5 and their home record to 9-2 on the season.

“We’re all on the same page now,” Carnegie said. “It takes a while for everyone to come together, but we are finally doing that now.”

Freshman point guard Kevin Badger and freshman forward Deontae Hudson led the team with 18 points each.

Sophomore forward Alex Mustert had his fourth double-double in five games with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Raiders shot 44 percent from the field and held the Jets to 39 percent. The Raiders were 1-11, shooting three pointers for the entire game.

The Raiders will head onto the road in hopes of extending their winning streak to six games when they face the Lansing Community College Stars Saturday in Lansing. The Stars defeated the Raiders in their first matchup 88-79 at the Ford Fieldhouse.