The Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team struggled with their shooting and the result was an 83-80 setback to Jackson on Tuesday night.

The Jayhawks were down 40-30 by halftime.

A much more focused effort in the second half pulled MCC back to within striking distance. With less than 30 seconds remaining, the Jayhawks were down a point after a Will Roberson bucket.

Jackson hit its free throws in the final seconds and hung on for the victory.

“I told our guys after the game that I loved our fight right down to the end, but when you dig yourself a hole to start the game, especially on the road,” MCC coach Dave Schlump said. “You are not always going to be able to dig yourself back out.”

Roberson led MCC with 21 points, eight assists and four rebounds. Eddie Tornes added 17 points and five rebounds. Deshawn Sanders, Marcus Tumblin and Aaron Sydnor had 11 points each.

MCC hosts Lansing CC at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bartels-Rode Gymnasium in its final home game of the regular season.