By Anthony Clark Jr. | Collegiate Sports Editor
With grit and perseverance, the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team halted their five-game losing streak with a double overtime win against the Lake Michigan College Redhawks Saturday afternoon at Ford Fieldhouse. The Raiders won the game 78-75.
Sophomore Rayven Mondy lead the team with 20 points and came out in third for an astounding 45 minutes.
When asked how the team continued to push after 40 minutes of regular time, Mondy replied, “It takes a lot of mental toughness… we have to voice positivity while on the court. If you can’t pick yourself up than there are four other players who have your back.”
Mondy also spoke on the teams’ shooting slump and how it can affect the overall outcome of any game.
“It does get tough, especially when you are aware of your teams capabilities,” Mondy said. “That’s what makes us work harder during practice, games, or individual workouts. If our offense isn’t picking up, we’re clamping on defense to spark any runs.”
Coach David Glazier also spoke on what lead the Raiders to finish the game, and how their patience and effort brought them to a win.
“During timeouts, I didn’t even have to say much,” Glazier said. “There’s a great sense of leadership with multiple players and the team executed the correct plays. They showed great composure with their play style.”
The Raiders have yet to win a game on the road, and are facing a three-game road trip between Jan. 8-15. With this win, the Raiders record has improved to 3-9. They will be hosting their next home game Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. in the Ford Fieldhouse. Admission is $3 for the public and free for those with a GRCC student I.D.