Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team won a big game at Kellogg in its pursuit of third-place in MCCAA’s Western Conference Saturday afternoon, dispatching Kellogg Community College 94-63 victory.

With the win, the Jayhawks moved to 6-7 in the league and a five-place tie for the league’s third-place spot.

The Jayhawks control their own destiny with three games remaining.

Versus KCC, MCC led 40-35 at halftime but started the second half with pressure defense and a 30-8 run to open up the score to 70-43 with ten minutes remaining.

The  Jayhawks did this with amazing second half shooting, going 22-for-30 from the floor.

The 54 second-half point total was a season high for the Jayhawks.

Krystal Geers (Grant High School) and Katie McKinnon combined to shoot 22-for-24 for the game and an incredible 12-for-12 from the floor in the second half. Much of this scoring can be credited to the unselfish play of the Jayhawks, as they notched assists on 28-of-36 of the team’s field goals.

Geers had a huge game with 33 points,13 rebounds and six steals, while teammate McKinnon finished the game with a career-high 22 points.

“Katie is by far our most improved player,” said MCC head coach Rob Rechnagel. “She is a hard worker with a nose for the basketball. She has a huge heart and an amazing will to win!”

Abby Rodriguez (Shelby High School) was spectacular in transition en route to a strong 14-point performance.

The Jayhawks are back in action Wednesday at home versus Glen Oaks.

The game is set to tip off at 5:30 p.m.