The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team fell short to the Bruins of Kellogg Community College 100-88 on Wednesday.
Coach Michael Spicer didn’t have much to say regarding what the team can take away from the game.
“Nothing,” Spicer said. “Nothing positive at all. In my opinion we just have a selfish group of kids that don’t get it. I had a scout from Detroit come here and watch us play and he’s mad at me. They were up by 15 points and were still playing harder than we were.”
Spicer felt his team had an embarrassing effort on both ends of the court and expressed concerns about whether or not the team could change its ways at this point in the season.
“We have been talking about the same thing since October,” Spicer said. “Talking about playing together, being unselfish and playing hard.It’s now January 27th and it is the same thing that is being talked about.”
The Bruins were led by Angus Bennett who had a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds, with half of those coming off the offensive glass. He was 13 of 15 shooting from the field.
“We have been struggling as a team and it was good to get the win,” Bennett said. “This team believed in me and put faith in me to rebound and score and I did that tonight. It was just a good team win.”
Kellogg Community College’s Joe Glover poured in 23 points, shooting 7 of 11 from the field.
KCC coach Ben Reed was happy his team got away with the win.
“It felt good to get our first conference win,” Reed said. “It’s good to see how we played together and stuck together throughout the game.”
“We have been struggling of late but we have continued to work hard and tonight it paid off. Hopefully this win can spring our confidence.”
GRCC had five players in double figures: Kevin Brower (13), Andre Pratcher (15), Claude Finley (14), Michael Spicer (10) and Myles Ervin (12). The Raiders were outscored in the paint 56-28.
“That was with little to no resistance at all,” Spicer said. “Just no resistance from us.”
GRCC’s bench was outscored 45-28. At the end of the first half the Raiders were just three points behind before letting the game slip away early in the second half.
The Raiders play at Glen Oaks on Jan. 30.