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Men’s Basketball dominates Golden Eagles

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Photo courtesy GRCC Athletics (Morgan Brown)

The Grand Rapids Community College Men’s Basketball team squared off against the Cornerstone University Junior Varsity Golden Eagles Thursday night in Gordon Hunsberger Arena and went on Holiday Break with a win, 90-66. The win moves their record to 8-2.

GRCC opened up a 14-point lead halfway through the first half. The Raiders continued to pour on the dominance and went to the break up, 47-26.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) leading scorer, Curtis Davison, had a strong individual first half, scoring 10 points on 40 percent (4-10) shooting.

“I felt good coming in,” Davison said. “I know we had to get this one before break, this was a big one to get before conference play. We’ve got conference play coming up, so every game adds on, we gotta keep it up every game.”

Davison finished the contest with 21 points on 42 percent shooting (8-19), and Christopher Bradshaw of Cornerstone led all scorers with 38 points on 48 percent shooting (15-31).  

The Raiders played the first half aggressively by pushing the ball as much as they could, and as a result, looked sluggish toward the end of the first half and Head Coach Luke Bronkema utilized his deep bench to keep the Raiders strong before the break.

“We’ve got a lot of good players on this team,” Bronkema said. “We’re very deep, a lot of good guards, good bigs and overall, good players.”

As the second half ticked away, the Raiders continued to score, dominate and stretch their lead to 25 points with 12 minutes, and 31 with 3:27 to play in the second half.

The Raiders are back in action on Thurs., Dec. 28 at Grace Bible College JV with tip-off scheduled for 5 p.m.