MUSKEGON–The Muskegon Community College men’s Jayhawks basketball team dropped a hard fought 83-74 game on Wednesday against their rival, Grand Rapids Community College.

The league matchup was played at Bartels-Rode Gymnasium at MCC.

The Jayhawks got some devastating news before the game. Starter Jacob Mueller’s (Charlevoix) injury would be season ending and would require surgery. Jacob May (Ravenna) has been cleared to do light running and is doubtful for this Saturday’s contest. Starter Jarvin Graham (Chicago,IL) has returned to the lineup. Reserve Kaden George (Spring Lake) returned to action, but he was limited due to his ongoing shoulder injury.

Graham put the team on his back by going 8-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc for 22 points in the first half. He finished with 25 points, five rebounds and three assists. Vern Nash III also tossed in 25 points and grabbed five rebounds. Other key contributors included Jadakiss Lewis with nine points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Logan Manciu chipped in six points and seven rebounds.

Despite all the injuries, the Jayhawks held the lead at halftime, 41-40, only to see the Raiders come from behind in the second half and outscoring MCC 43-33 to secure the victory.

The game had 26 lead changes. The Raiders outrebounded the Jayhawks, 31-27.

Muskegon Community College (7-11, 1-3) travels to Petoskey at 3 p.m. Saturday to take on North Central Michigan Community College.