Muskegon Community College women’s basketball head coach Amanda Parker wasn’t pleased with her team’s lack of energy during Wednesday’s contest against a two-win Kellogg Community College, but in the end, a win is a win.
The Jayhawks overcame a sluggish start and a sloppy fourth quarter to improve to 15-4 overall and 9-2 in conference play following their 60-46 victory over Kellogg CC.
MCC shot just 25 percent from the floor in the first quarter, but forced 10 turnovers to grab a 12-7 lead. The Jayhawks’ advantage increased to 27-18 at the half and they continued to put together their most productive stretch of play in the third with seven offensive rebounds and just one turnover. Reeths-Puffer graduate Camaryia Williams scored 11 of her 14 points in the quarter, helping MCC surge to a 49-31 lead.
Taylor Schmitt was effective shooting from the outside and finished with 13 points for MCC, while Kalisa Williams contributed 11 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Jena’a Matthews pulled down a team-high 16 rebounds and also scored seven points.
Kellogg CC stayed competitive thanks to the post play of center Taylor Jungel, who had 17 points and 18 rebounds in the loss.
MCC, which is tied for second in the conference, looks to remain near the top on Saturday, as it travels to play Lansing Community College at 1 p.m.