The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team came up short against Lansing Community College Wednesday, as GRCC lost by 10, 51-61.
GRCC did not play great according to Head Coach Dave Glazier who said the Raiders dug themselves into a hole for the second time in three games.
“We made a run in the fourth quarter, scoring 22 points,” Glazier said. “We held them to only three (points scored) in the fourth, but we made up for a lack of play earlier in the game.”
The Raiders seemed to lack an offensive attack, especially in the second quarter.
“We were digging ourselves a hole in the second quarter that was going to make it hard to win the game,” Glazier said.
And in the third quarter, Lansing CC stepped it up and GRCC was not quite themselves.
“Third quarter was all Lansing CC,” Glazier said. “They made their shots and played great basketball. We were out of characteristic on defense and let them score.”
The teams statistics on the night included Freshman Center Makayla Beld leading the team in scoring with 14, with Freshman Guard Maddie Albert finishing with a season high of 13.
In rebounds, Freshman Forward Emily Pendred led the team with 10 followed by Beld grabbing one less at nine. Assist wise, numbers were low with Freshman Guard Claire Flewelling finishing with three followed by Freshman Guard Josie Manion with one.
Despite the loss, the team is committed to stay together and play as a team.
“The kids never quit,” Glazier said. “Even last night … and they continue to lean on each other and pick each other up which we’ll need going forward.”
The next game for the team will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, against Glen Oaks Community College at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse. Admission if free and concessions are available for spectators of the game.