The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team beat the Harper College Hawks handily 87-63 in Palatine, Illinois on Friday, Nov.18
“We defended well today,” head coach Joe Fox said. “We had Carter Thomas and Seth Schuitema who did a great job contesting shots with their length. That was very helpful for us defensively.”
A great defensive scheme allowed the Raiders offense to get easy buckets on their way to 45 first half points. With the excellent depth, GRCC scored 42 second half points and won by a comfortable 24 points. The Raiders depth is a huge reason why the team has started 5-0.
“Last year, we had an unfortunate string of injuries and didn’t have the depth to cover, so recruiting more depth of talent was a key point for us this year,” Fox said. “We really like our roster 1-14 and are comfortable with our guys in a lot of situations.”
Sophomore Danyel Bibbs continued his early-season tear with 16 points. Freshmen Bashir Neely and Jordan Houser made their impact as Neely scored 15 points and Walker had eight points. Other notable performances include sophomore Chris Coleman’s 12 points and sophomore Myron Brewer’s 10 points.
“We are not content with where we are right now,” Fox said. “We have a long way to go to be where we want to be but we are making strides in the right direction. The season is a process and we’re trying to enjoy it.”
GRCC’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.30 against Detroit Community Christian College. The game will be at the Ford Fieldhouse at 7:30 P.M. The Raiders were set to play Calumet College of St.Joseph JV on Saturday, Nov.19, but that game was canceled due to weather.