LocalSports Journal.com

DOWAGIAC–The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team had another rough start as they struggled offensively to get a lead against Southwestern Michigan College on Saturday afternoon and eventually came up on the wrong end of a 67-59 score to the Roadrunners.

MCC found itself trailing after the first quarter of action 18-11.

The Roadrunners held the upper hand in the second stanza 14-11 to take 32-22 lead at the halftime intermission.

The Jayhawks racked up a 18-14 scoring advantage in the third quarter and narrowed the gap to 46-40.

MCC eventually tied the game up at 52-52 in the fourth quarter before Southwestern regained control down the stretch for the eight-point win.

“It was a tough loss today. Our effort wasn’t where it needed to be for a win,” said Jayhawks coach Jason Cooper.

Emmerson Goodin (Newaygo) led the Jayhawks offense with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist. She was followed by Karleigh Jeffries (Whitehall) who tossed in 14 points and hauled down 9 rebounds.

Other contributors for the Jayhawks included Calla Miller (Fremont) with 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals; Kayla Fisk (Newaygo)  who chipped in with 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and  1 steal; Ally Sieber (Reeths-Puffer) tossed in 6 points and grabbed 2 rebounds; Haley Zerlaut (Fremont) had 5 points and 2 rebounds and Yuna Soma (Komaba) had 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.

 The Jayhawks (4-3) will take the court again Friday and Saturday December 16-17 in Dansville, Illinois.