MCC men can’t overcome slow start, fall to Jackson Community College 90-89

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The Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team was forced to play on back-to-back nights due weather and rescheduling.LSJ Logo incert

It cost them on Saturday night, when the Jayhawks fall to Jackson Community College, 90-89.

MCC led late, but the Jets hit a baseline jumper with under 30 seconds to play to gain the win. The Jayhawks had a chance to win on their final possession, but couldn’t get a shot to fall.

MCC started slow, falling behind early 22-5.

“I thought we looked tired and came out flat to start,” said MCC Coach Dave Schlump. “We really made our lives difficult getting down to start.”

MCC fought back into the game by halftime, cutting the deficit to 46-38, and continued to make a run into the second half.

The Jayhawks led 61-59 with 10 minutes left and 80-73 with five minutes remaining. But they struggled to score in the last five minutes, leaving the door open for Jackson.

One Jayhawk who didn’t struggle on the offensive end was Eddie Tornes. He shot 13-23 from the field, including 9-16 from 3-point land, to total a career high 35 points.

Will Roberson had 10 points and 14 assists and Terrance Cosby had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Aaron Sydnor scored 15 points.

MCC will host Glen Oaks on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the final four of the regional tournament.

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