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GRCC women top Calvin JV 65-51, win first game of season

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GRCC's #33 Kristen Schbring Lays the ball up for on of her 24 points. Photo by John Rothwell

By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff

The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team won its first game of the season defeating Calvin College’s junior varsity 65-51 on Monday at the Ford Fieldhouse.

GRCC started out the game strong. A swarming defense, good passing, and rebounding allowed them to grab an early double-digit lead and end the first half up 36-28 .

“We struggled on offense all night,” Calvin Coach Heather Swierenga said.

Coming out of the locker for the second half, GRCC lost a little momentum, but never lost the lead as they rallied together as a team. The Raiders shifted into another gear to pick the pace back up and finish the night  off with a good win.

GRCC’s Kristen Schubring led the Raiders with 24 points

“It was a solid, solid game for us,” GRCC Coach Tracy Little said. “We did a lot things that do not show up in statistics but that contribute to a majority of wins.

GRCC’s Sara Karamol echoed Littles comments adding, “We all played really well tonight. We came together as a team and got it done tonight.”

GRCC will play Hope College JV at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford Fieldhouse.