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Raiders explode for 67 points in bounceback blowout victory against Lansing Community College 67-40

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Freshman #2 Avery Jirous vs. Hope College JV. (Alena Visnovsky/The Collegiate)

By Kevin Lopez

The Raiders were looking to rebound from a tough loss and they did as they dominated Lansing Community College Wednesday night- exploding for a 67-40 victory. Their record is now  6-4.

GRCC’s head coach David Glazier was extremely happy about the team’s performance. 

“It was a complete team effort with our kids,” Glazier said. “Offensively when we share the ball and then feed teammates who are having good nights we can score like this consistently.”

The first quarter was a back and forth defensive battle as both teams held each other to under 40 percent shooting, but with some free throws from sophomore forward Grace Lodes and sophomore forward Allison Kellogg, along with sophomore guard Marlene Bussler knocking down some 3-pointers, the Raiders led in the first quarter 16-13.

In the second quarter, the Raiders exploded for 21 points, while shooting an efficient 53% from the field, while also holding the Stars to just 30% from the field. Both Bussler, Kellogg, and Lodes continued to contribute baskets to help put the Raiders up at half time.

The Raiders continued their all-around play as they clamped down on the Stars in the third quarter, holding them to just four points in the quarter and under 15% from the field. Allison Kellogg dropped eight points in the quarter, which was more than half their total in that quarter.

They continued their excellent play in the fourth quarter as the Raiders finished off the the Stars with a 9-2 run that put the game out of hand and secured the victory for the Raiders with a  3-pointer from sophomore forward Alyssa Katerberg with less than a minute in the game.

Allison Kellogg had a team high 16 points on a scorching 75% from the field, she felt that this was her statement game.

“I feel really good about how I played,” Kellogg said. “I was ready to go from the beginning and the energy from the team really helped.”

With a bounceback win the Raiders look to continue their momentum into their next game as they play against Bay College at 1 p.m on Jan 14 at Ford Fieldhouse.

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