On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team bounces back from week one’s loss, securing a 18-point victory against Mott Community College.
Head Coach Dave Glazier emphasised the little things it takes to perform well as a team, and said he thinks his team answered the bell.
“We were aggressive, and we did a good job on the offensive board,” Glazier said. “When you can get a lot of second chance opportunities that puts you in a position to do well and we did a very good job on that tonight.”
Sophomore Forward/Center Makayla Beld led the way for the Raiders her first double-double of the season, scoring 24 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.
Beld liked the way the team approached tonight’s game following their home opening loss. To her, pushing each other in practice led to the impressive overall performance.
“We did a good job at playing a good third quarter after halftime, we really wanted to challenge ourselves to do that,” Beld said. “Also, we were more aggressive tonight on defense and rebounding, and that came from us really challenging each other in practice. We want to kick each others butt, just so in game it would become easy to us.”
Beld was not the only player to contribute in the box score, as Freshman Guard/Forward Mya Jordan notched her own double-double with 18 points off 61 percent shooting, and 20 rebounds.
The freshmen felt that the first loss fueled the Raiders intensity level on both ends of the court.
“Tonight we played with more intensity on offense and defense,” Jordan said. “Overall, we did good because we really just picked up our intensity towards games.”
The Raiders return to action on Friday, Nov. 10, at 1:00 p.m., against Schoolcraft College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.