By Jakhari Carroll – Collegiate Staff
The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team pulled out a tough 49-47 victory over Kalamazoo College Tuesday night.
GRCC Head Coach Dave Glazier said he’s seen his team perform better.
“We have had better performances, we were a little lackadaisical,” Glazier said. “We jumped out playing with some enthusiasm and some emotion, but the last three (quarters) were kind of like the third of our Mott game, they were a let down. Our focus was lacking.”
Offensively, the Raiders struggled. Their play was not as consistent as of their recent game. Glazier said doing the little things right is important for their offensive success.
“Offense was not as crisp, not as focused to making the right passes at the right time,” Glazier said. “We talk a lot about the little things and the little things equal big things when they add up and the little things weren’t there tonight”.
The players said tonight was a bad performance and they know they are capable of more.
“We have some room for improvement for sure,” said Freshman Forward Makayla Beld. “We have to keep making sure we keep focusing in practice. The coaches just want to see us bring 100 percent to practice so it can translate to the game.”
Beld finished the game with 11 points on 4-10 shooting and six rebounds.
“Honestly, I think we played bad and we can play much better,” said Freshman Guard Allazae Lloyd. “We have to finish shots and just know each other a little better.”
Lloyd finished the game with 13 points off 6-14 shooting, along with three steals.
Moving forward, the Raiders’ communication will be the key for future success from this young ball club.
“We have to work on understanding our role, and running the offense that we can run,” Glazier said. “We were impatient tonight, we have to work on our patience.”
GRCC next game will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Alma College 614 West Superior Street.