By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff
The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team was defeated by visiting Kalamazoo Valley Community College 79-70, Monday at Ford Fieldhouse.
The Raiders found themselves tied 64-64 with 3:23 to go in the game. KVCC was able to do what the home team could not, step it up down the stretch and close out the game.
“We made mistakes late in the ball game,” GRCC coach David Selmon said. “We cannot beat anybody when we let them score uncontested.”
GRCC’s Calvin Ward lll and Greg Flemming each tallied 13 points, to lead the Raiders.
“We made mental mistakes late in the game,” GRCC sophomore Greg Fleming said. “We need to learn as a team how to close it out.”
GRCC (10-8) faces Kellogg Community College (3-13) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Battle Creek, MI.