By Avery Jennings – Collegiate Staff
The Grand Rapids Community College girl’s basketball team nearly pulled out a close win, before losing to the Hope College girls JV team 62-60 on Saturday.
“I thought we started the game awfully flat,” coach Ray Kimball said. “I just don’t think we had our normal enthusiasm, or normal energy. We got down numerous times, but you can’t fault the fight of this group.”
The Raiders started out the game only scoring seven points in the first quarter, and weren’t clicking on offense or defense. As the game went on, the intensity rose.
“We fought back,” Kimball said. “We took the lead, we lost the lead. I think we were down 12 in the third quarter and an average team is going to quit and roll over at that point, but we stepped up and we fought and clawed and got ourselves back in the game.”
While GRCC put in a good effort in the second half, it wasn’t enough to come out on top.
The Raiders will travel to Henry Ford Community College to play the Hawks at 7 p.m. on Thursday.