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Raiders men’s basketball wins against Kellogg Bruins

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Daryl White shoots a basket for the Raiders at the Feb. 6 game.
Daryl White shoots a basket for the Raiders at the Feb. 6 game.

The Grand Rapids Community College Raiders men’s basketball team knocked off the Kellogg Community College Bruins 93-83 in overtime.

GRCC freshman guard Daryl White knocked down a thre point shot as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 76-76.

In overtime, the Raiders outscored Kellogg 17-7, forcing five turnovers to take control of the game.

Sophomore forward Alex Mustert had a double-double scoring 21 points and grabbing 20 rebounds. Freshman guard Kevin Badger added 20 points and White pitched in with 18.

The Raiders improved to 12-8 overall and 5-5 in the conference.

White missed a one and one free throw attempt that would’ve given the Raiders a two point lead. After the miss, Kellogg’s Jalen Lamar scored the go-ahead basket to give them the lead over GRCC, 76-73, with 15 seconds left in regulation.

With five seconds left on the clock, White pushed the ball up the court, freshman forward Phillip Hansen set a screen and White drained the 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded.

“I knew I had to make it since I missed that free throw,” White said. “It felt good when it left my hands. I knew it was going in.”

Kellogg erased a 14-point deficit in the second half to take the lead with 15 seconds left in the game.

“It’s a mental thing. We tend to let our foot off of the gas a lot and that’s dangerous,” Carnegie said. “We have to focus more to not let teams back into the game.”

The Raiders forced overtime and outscored the Bruins in overtime. The Raiders bench added 22 points to aid them in the win.

“Our guys battled when they could have lied down, and I’m proud of them for that,” Carnegie said. “We got a lot of contributions from different players at different times.”

The Raiders shot 48 percent during the second half and overtime to seal the win. They held the Bruins scoreless for the majority of the overtime period.

The Raiders will take on Glen Oaks Community College at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Ford Fieldhouse.