The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team was in action Monday night and picked up a 73-62 win against the Kellogg Community College Bruins in Battle Creek, Michigan.
The Raiders were coming off a win Saturday afternoon where they scored a season-high 84 points against the Ancilla College Chargers. Monday night, their win put them back over the .500 mark in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference.
Raiders’ head coach Dave Glazier initially didn’t think much of his team’s first half performance, but after the game, he reexamined and had a change of heart.
“In hindsight, I think we played better in the first half than I gave them credit for,” Glazier said. “But the second half was where we took over the game. Our defensive pressure got us a couple easy looks and helped build a lead. Once again, defensive effort was a major key to our getting the win. We rebounded the ball well and had some great ball movement.”
Mya Jordan led the team with a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double. Kendall Griffioen added 12 points and three blocks while Aaliyah Sargent forwarded 13 points. Despite the win, Glazier admitted a number of players had their fair share of shooting woes Monday night, but they stepped up in other ways to help the Raiders get the victory.
“We had a number of kids who maybe didn’t have great offensive nights,” Glazier said. “But each one of them found a way to help us defensively and by getting the ball to the kids who were scoring.”
The Raiders are now 9-8 in the MCCAA Western Conference and 18-10 overall. They’ll play their final game of the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 27 when they host the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Cougars in the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse at 5:30 p.m.