The Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team won its ninth straight game with a 91-83 victory over Delta College on Tuesday.LSJ Logo incert

The Jayhawks, now 10-1 on the season, nursed a 6-8 point advantage for most of the first half, then went on a late run to take a 50-34 lead at halftime.

Aaron Sydnor exploded for 21 points in the first half, including three triples.

Foul trouble and poor shooting caught up with MCC in the second half, and allowed Delta to rally and grab a pair of one-point leads.

But the Jayhawks were able to pull away at the end, thanks to a jumper from Marcus Tumblin, a key block from Eddie Tornes and several free throws down the stretch.

MCC shot only 15 percent from 3-point range and just 56 percent from the charity stripe in the second half.

“It certainly was not a pretty win but we will always take it.,” said MCC Coach Dave Schlump. “We didn’t shoot the ball well at all in the second half and especially at the free throw line, but our guys stepped up and made enough plays, enough shots, and got enough stops to get the win.”

Sydnor finished with 27 points and nine rebounds while Tornes added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Tumblin totaled 16 points and nine rebounds, Terrance Crosby added 10 points and six rebounds while Will Roberson had 10 points and eight assists.