The Jayhawk women grabbed a 68-63 road victory over the Jackson College Jets. The victory allows the Jayhawks to keep pace with Mid Michigan Community College at the top of the Western leaderboard.
MCC had 4 players finish in double digit scoring, led by Tierra Williams (Muskegon HS) with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Iyana Brown (Fruitport HS) finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks, Delaney Bolles (Reeths-Puffer HS) had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Ashantai Hale-Sandifer (Kalamazoo Loy Norrix HS) finished with 10 points. Elysia Mattos (Reeths-Puffer HS) overcame early foul trouble to grab 6 boards and hand out 7 assists.
“I am completely disappointed in our defensive efforts tonight,” said Head Coach Amanda Parker. “We have to understand that we have a bulls-eye on our backs because we are currently tied for 1st in the conference. We are going to get everyone’s best effort, every night and so we have to bring it; tonight we did not. Luckily for us, we squeaked away with the win. However, we have a lot of work to do before we face a tough Ancilla team on Saturday.”
The win keeps MCC tied for the top spot with Mid-Michigan Community College in the Western Conference at 7-1. They move to 14-5 overall on the season. Next action will be the start of the second half of the conference schedule when Ancilla College travels to Muskegon on Saturday, 2/3 for a 1:00 pm tip off.