Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team overcame a sluggish first half and clawed its way back into the game Monday, only to drop a 66-65 decision to Glen Oaks Community College in the final seconds.

The Jayhawks struggled on both sides of the ball in the first half. They made just 6 of 28 shots from the floor and trailed at halftime 35-24.

MCC regrouped at the break and started the second half on a 12-2 run, and the lead changed hands five times in the half.

Krystal Geers paced the Jayhawk comeback by scoring 20 of her 24 points in the second half. She also totaled 11 rebounds and four steals in the game.

Geers tied the game at 61-61 with two clutch free throws with 2:28 remaining.

Glen Oaks converted two free throws that broke a 64-64 tie with 20.8 secondary remaining. Trailing 66-64, MCC responded with a drive by Taylor Brown resulting in a shooting foul with 4.4 seconds remaining.

Brown made the first free throw and missed the second, allowing Glen Oaks to seal the win. Brown played a strong floor game with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Sonnie Kurnat added 11 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Jayhawks.

Muskegon Community College is now 9-7 overall and 2-4 in conference play.   The Jayhawks are back in action Saturday at 1 p.m. against Ancilla.