By Caitlin Phelan
Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team blew out North Central Michigan College on the road in an impressive offensive showing, beating NCMC 99-69. The Raiders traveled to Petoskey on Saturday, Feb. 25 for a Michigan Community College Athletic Association or MCCAA matchup, looking to pick up their 19th win of the season. After Saturday’s win, in convincing fashion, the Raiders are now 19-7 and 7-5 in conference play.
The Raiders controlled the game on both the offensive and defensive end, dominating NCMC in almost every statistical category. The Raiders outrebounded NCMC, had fewer turnovers, had more second chance points as well as points in the paint.
GRCC finished the game shooting 53.4% from the field, and a notable 40.7% from behind the 3-point arc. Additionally, the Raiders scored 17 points off of NCMC’s 12 turnovers, while the Raiders only turned the ball over nine times.
The Raiders were led in scoring by sophomore forward Myron Brewer. Brewer finished the game with a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Sophomore guard Chris Coleman added an additional 20 points to the Raiders total, in a stellar all around performance. Coleman also recorded three assists, two rebounds, and one steal, while going 8-9 from the field.
Sophomore guard Danyel Bibbs had yet another great game, and was a major reason why the Raiders secured their 19th victory of the season. Bibbs scored 14 points, assisted on eight baskets, and grabbed five rebounds.
The Raiders next game is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 against Kirtland Community College, which is also sophomore night. The game is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m. at Ford Fieldhouse.