Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team dropped their first game of the West Palm Beach Classic with a 57-50 setback to Central Wyoming.

Poor shooting and the injury bug plagued the Jayhawks, who stayed in the game with good defense and setting a slower tempo to the game and defending against Central Wyoming’s 3-point shot.

“We started out slow, kept our poise and we pushed through,” said MCC’s Teareya Hill. “After halftime, we came together as a team and gave it our best.  We didn’t give up on each other.  We fought to the end.”

MCC was plagued by the inability to make its high percentage shots.

Hill had six points and 12 rebounds, Jasmyn Good, plagued by shin splints, hd 16 ponts, nine rebounds and eight steals. Lindsey Burnside scored eight points, pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked six shots.

“I’m very proud of the effort of our young ladies tonight,” MCC coach Ron Jenkins said. “We are putting together the pieces of the puzzle, now we have to fit them together.”