Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team opened its season Saturday with a come-from-behind 95-87 victory over the Cornerstone University JV squad in Grand Rapids.

The Jayhawks were cold from the field in the first half and trailed 42-26 at intermission. But they used defensive pressure in the second half to force Cornerstone into costly turnovers.

Cornerstone finished with 21 turnovers while MCC had 15 steals.”

“This was a good win for us,” said MCC Coach Dave Schlump, whose team took its first lead with under five minutes remaining. “We were able to see some things we really need to work on, and we will certainly address those issues. But any time you can learn those types of things and get a win in the process, it’s a good thing.”

Andre Sydnor led the Jayhawks with 28 points, six rebounds and six steals. Deshawn Sanders chipped in 23 points while Will Roberson, Marcus Tumblin and Eddie Tornes added 18, 13 and 11 points, respectively.