Muskegon Community College grabbed a close 78-77 victory from Mid Michigan Community College in Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday night.
MCC was led by standout sophomore Daryl Kirkland II (Muskegon HS) who led all scorers with 28 points. Josh Smith (Lansing Waverly HS) scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, Sergio Diaz (Grand Rapids Union HS) chipped in 13 points and Dequaveon Stuckey (Grand Rapids Union HS) added 12 points and a game high 6 assists. John Ivory (Detroit Northwestern HS) came off the bench and made a huge impact with a game high 9 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.
“This is a tough place to play and this was a good win,” said Head Coach Jimmy Booth. “I am extremely disappointed with how careless we were with the basketball tonight but at the end of the day we made enough plays when it mattered most and thats what good teams do, especially on the road. That’s what our guys did tonight and I’m proud of them.”
The Jayhawks are now 6-1 in Western Conference action and 9-8 overall. They host the 6-1 Lake Michigan College Red Hawks on Saturday, 1/27 at 3:00 pm.