The Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t quite pull away from Kellogg Community College in the first half on Saturday, but turned it up in the second half and finished with a commanding 99-86 road win over the Bruins.LSJ Logo incert

MCC, now 19-4 overall and 9-2 in the MCCAA Western Conference, was able to stretch its lead to double-digits multiple times in the first half, but Kellogg consistently battled back. The result was a 46-40 lead for the Jayhawks at the break.

JaMarie Collins played a huge role for the Jayhawks in the first half, scoring 15 of his 17 points off the bench.

The Jayhawks came out in the second half determined to put the game away, holding Kellogg scoreless for the first two-and-a-half minutes. MCC saw its lead balloon to more than 20 points.

The margin remained comfortable the rest of the way. The Jayhawks helped seal the victory by making 26 of 28 free throws in the second half.

Eddie Tornes led MCC with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Will Roberson had 18 points and eight assists, while Aaron Sydnor and Marcus Tumblin scored 14 points apiece.