The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team suffered a tough loss to Kalamazoo Valley Community College Wednesday, Jan. 25, 35-95. They are now 2-5 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference and 9-8 overall on the season.
Head Coach Dave Glazier saw the game as winnable if “they went out and battled,” against KVCC.
“Early on there was still a chance,” Glazier said. “In the end, we just couldn’t match them. They’re a solid team and they’re talented.”
Glazier believes the game came down to KVCC performing well offensively and GRCC allowing them to perform that well.
“We allowed them to be comfortable offensively,” Glazier said. “Our defensive rotations weren’t exactly the best … they took advantage of that and knocked down shots … overall, we just did not play well.”
“Confidence will definitely help us win games going forward,” Glazier said. “If we have confidence, everything comes easier.”
Statistically, Freshman Forward and Center Makayla Beld led finished with 11 points, followed by three players with five: Freshman Guards Josie Manion, Allazae Lloyd and Maddie Albert. In rebounds, Freshman Forward Emily Pendred grabbed 11, with Freshman Guard Claire Flewelling grabbing five. Assists were low at the end of the game with the team only earning six assists on the night.
The Raiders will look to bounce back against a fair opponent at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, against Mid Michigan Community College.