Local Sports Journal
GRAND RAPIDS – The Muskegon Community College mens basketball team dared the icy roads Friday night to score a nice 72-57 win over the JV team from Grace Bible College.
The Jayhawks actually struggled mightily to get going in the first half, stumbling to a 35-30 halftime deficit. But in the second half, the Jayhawks outscored the Tigers 42-22 in that stretch to score the 15 point victory.
Senior center Jake Anderson, a Muskegon grad, paced the Jayhawks’ balanced scoring attack with 16 points, while Marquise Hatter (West Ottawa) had 12 points, eight rebounds and a game-high nine assists on just two turnovers. Rashard Donley added 11 points and seven boards, while Turean Conor – one of three Chicago-Kenwood High School products on the Jayhawks’ roster – added a huge spark off the bench with eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
MCC dominated the boards 45-30 while shooting 50 percent from the floor.
Grace was led by Ben Kronemeyer, who scored a game-high 23 points. Teammate Evan Przybysz added 11 points.