Local Sports Journal

While the Muskegon Community College mens basketball team struggled Wednesday afternoon versus Grand Rapids Community College, the womens’ team fared much better against the same school, downing the Raiders 82-55.

MCC improved to 8-6 overall, starting the contest on a 9-2 run and surging to the 47-25 halftime lead. Dominating the frontcourt, which yielded 40 points in the paint, the Jayhawks got huge performances from two players.

And those two players played together at Grant High School.

MCC freshman Taylor Brown led the first half charge with 14 points and five assists, finishing with a career high 22 points to lead the Jayhawks, while sophomore Krystal Geers also had a monster game, finishing with a triple double with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 10 steals.

“I came in focused, determined to win,” said Brown after the game.

It was Geers’ first collegiate triple double.

“I expected them to be physical,” said Geers. “It was a physical game but we played together, handled the contact and got a good win”

Brown also had seven assists and four steals, while sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City High School) added 11 points and three blocks in the victory.