The Jayhawks were dealing with illness and injury and fell 77-62 to St. Clair Community College in a game played at Bartels-Rode Gymnasium.
MCC (3-2) fell behind 17-10 after one quarter and 44-25 at the half. The Jayhawks outscored St. Clair 37-33 in the second half.
“It was a tough game tonight,” Jayhawk coach Jason Cooper said. “We were the walking wounded, between sickness and injuries. I still want to give credit to St. Clair, a good, well coached team.
“We came out in the second half and battled, but you can’t fall that far behind in the first half and expect to win,” Cooper said. “I’m very excited that we have another opportunity to play them again.”
Arriona Williams led three Jayhawks in double figures with 17 points. McKena Wilson added 16 points and Ty’veonna Davis had 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Remi Sponseller added eight points and seven rebounds while Maiya Hill had five rebounds and two steals. Gaby Reeve had five rebounds.
The Jayhawks will travel to Kalamazoo Valley on Nov. 29 for their next game.
St. Clair raised its record to 4-1 on the season.