The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team has a lot of basketball ahead of them.
The Raiders came out against the Calvin College junior varsity team on Tuesday and finished the scrimmage with a lot of good things to be proud of, as well as things to definitely work towards for the season to come.
“I liked our aggressiveness on the offensive end,” Head coach Ray Kimball said about his team’s performance. “We’ve got to find that fine line of when to be aggressive and when to organize, but I liked our aggressiveness.”
Despite it being a scrimmage, the team still treated it like it was a true game.
“Tonight, I think we did a good job.” Courtney Zenner, a freshman point guard, said about the team’s performance. “In the beginning, it was kind of rough getting the ball up the floor, but as we started getting a feel for the game, and knowing where our players were, we were able to beat the press a lot better on offense, so we were looking up the floor and passing the ball up.”
“I think we need to work on our offense more, going through plays more, seeing better options instead of shooting on the first pass.”
The team will have their last home scrimmage against Washtenaw Community College Oct 28. Coach Kimball said he felt his team’s athleticism was an edge for GRCC.
“We weren’t as sharp as we needed to be, defensively,” Kimball said. “We were able to make some plays, athletically, where quickness and a little bit of speed helped out there.”