Muskegon Community College dropped a road game to #5 ranked Schoolcraft College, 89-81. The Jayhawks struggled to shoot the ball in the first half and found themselves down by as many as 18 points. They were able to put together a little run just before the half and that continued into the second half where they were much better offensively, shooting 65% from the field. They were able to cut the lead to 4 at about the 4 minute mark but ultimately Schoolcraft was able to secure the win with cluth free throws down the stretch.
Four Jayhawks were in double figures led by Josh Smith (Lansing Waverly HS) who ended his night with 24 points. Sergio Diaz (GR Union HS) and Travez Nyx (Wayne Memorial HS) both had 18 points and Daryl Kirkland II (Muskegon HS) chipped in 16 points.
“I am really proud of this young group to come in and compete and battle the way they did,” said Head Coach Jimmy Booth. “Things were not looking good for us in the first half, but they did a good job of weathering that storm and that allowed us to make that late run. However, We still have got to be able to make those key plays in those crucial moments down the stretch. But we will learn from this and get better.”
The Jayhawks are now 2-3 on the season. They return to action on Tuesday, November 21 with a road game at Mott Community College. Tip off will be around 7:30 pm.