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GRCC falls to No. 1 Schoolcraft Community College 87-66

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GRCC's Andre Pratcher attempts a free throw.

By Zach Watkins – Sports Editor

The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team lost to No. 1-ranked Schoolcraft Community College 87-66 on Saturday.

Jamier Mix led GRCC with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting and going 3 for 7 from the free-throw line.

“First game of the year, and I was pleased with the effort,” GRCC coach Michael Spicer said. “The kids really played hard. That’s a really good team, Schoolcraft has a lot of talent.

“We’ve got a couple kids who couldn’t play tonight, because of some paperwork and transfer stuff. Hopefully they’ll be back next week to help us. We’re going to use tonight as a springboard to our season and try and build off of it.”

Schoolcraft’s Davon Taylor scored a game-high 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting, also tallying a game-high 11 rebounds. Tyler Johnson added 14 points for the Ocelots.

“We were very undersized tonight and a little shorthanded,” Spicer said. “That wasn’t the biggest factor. I just think they’re a better team right now.

“There also was a big difference in assists. We had three and they had 13. They were moving the ball a little bit better than we were, and I thought we missed some guys in transition. We’re going to work on those things.”

GRCC finished 21 of 38 from the free-throw line.

“Free throws were ugly,” Spicer said. “Sometimes that can be psychological. We just need to concentrate more and work on them in practice.”