Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Community College women couldn’t not hold off the Hope College JV team on Saturday. The Jayhawks fell 62-61 on the road.

MCC had two chances to win the contest late. The first possession resulted in a turnover and after getting a defensive stop, the Jayhawks were unable to convert again. This time on a Taylor Brown drive and a Katie McKinnon put back as time expired.

Brown played an all around game for MCC with 18 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Krystal Geers put up a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Sonnie Kurnat added 13. McKinnon finished with 12 rebounds.

“We worked hard but squandered possessions late and did not finish plays,” said MCC coach Rob Rechnagel. “We needed to value the ball and make the most of every possession.”

MCC did jump out to a 10-0 lead but Hope wore down the Jayhawks to take a 40-30 lead at halftime. The second half saw the Jayhawks battle back as the lead changed 10 different times.

Turnovers ultimately did the Jayhawks in along with poor play in transition.