Muskegon Community College hosted the Lansing Community College Stars. Most of the game was a back and forth affair but the Jayhawks were able to pull away at the end for a 92-75 victory.
Five Jayhawks scored in double figures led by Daryl Kirkland II (Muskegon HS) who recorded a double double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Dequaveon Stuckey (Grand Rapids Union HS) and Sergio Diaz (Grand Rapids Union HS) both ended up with 18 points, Josh Smith (Lansing Waverly HS) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds and Miguel Mahan (Baldwin HS) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.
“I was really proud of our guys for the way we closed the game out today, especially on the defensive end,” said Head Coach Jimmy Booth. “I thought we did a poor job defensively in the first half but to our credit we did a great of executing the adjustments we made at halftime. I was also pleased with the way we kept our heads and stayed focused when they were clearly getting frustrated. That’s a good sign of mental toughness and moving forward. Today was a good win but we have to continue to get better.”
MCC is now 3-1 in MCCAA Western Conference play and 6-8 overall. They return to action with a game at Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Wednesday, 1/17 at 7:30 pm and then they return home to host Glen Oaks Community College on Saturday, 1/20 at 3:00 pm.