Women’s Basketball 2013-14 Archives

Women’s Basketball Wins Several MCCAA Western Conference Honors

The MCC women’s basketball squad captured several Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) honors for the 2013-14 season. The awards were announced on March 11. Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant) gained first team all-league honors after finishing as the second overall rated player in the MCCAA Western Conference making her eligible for All American Status. Geers averaged 20.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg, and shot 57.8% from the floor -all stats in the Top 30 nationally. Geers also made the MCCAA Western Conference all-defensive team as the second-rated defender in the conference. She was second in the league in rebounding (10.0 rpg) and in steals (2.7spg). Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant), who was voted to the MCCAA Western Conference third team, ranked as the 11th best player in the conference. Brown averaged 8.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.7 spg, and led the Jayhawks with 4.5 assists per game. Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby) was voted honorable mention all-conference after a fine freshman season. Jayhawks Head Coach Rob Recknagel received Coach of the Year Award in the MCCAA Western Conference, as chosen by his peers. Recknagel, who returned as the MCC coach after an earlier three-year stint from 2005-08 at the MCC helm, led his undersized team of hard-working women to a 16-12 season and a surprise third place finish in the league. He is now 69-49 overall as an MCC head coach.

Grand Rapids CC Edges MCC 63-61 in Women’s Basketball Regional Tourney

Grand Rapids CC edged the MCC women’s basketball squad 63-31 in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 4, in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 12 tournament. The Jayhawks, who end the season with a 16-12 overall record, had defeated GRCC, 82-65 and 71-64, in their two regular season meetings.

Women’s Basketball Downs Jackson 86-52; Hosts GRCC in Post-Season Play Tuesday

The MCC women’s basketball squad closed out the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a resounding 86-52 victory over Jackson College in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium. The victory gave the Jayhawks a share of third place in the MCCAA Western Conference final standings. Now 16-11 overall and ending 9-7 in the league, MCC will host Grand Rapids CC on Tuesday, March 4, in the quarterfinals of NJCAA Region XXII District G playoffs. The game is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. The Jayhawks played amazing team basketball with 21 assists and only nine turnovers. MCC led 43-28 at halftime and built a 73-33 lead. “We played a complete game on both sides of the ball,” said Coach Rob Recknagel. “We had 22 team steals and finished plays in transition to capture 36 points in transition with spectacular scores.” Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant) scored 20 points and had 16 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks. Sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City) had a Jayhawk season-high nine assists and freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby) had a Jayhawk season-high eight steals and added 17 points. Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant) netted 14 points and made five steals.

Women’s Basketball Wins 15th Game

Muskegon Community College won its 15th game on Monday, Feb. 24 in Donaldson, Ind. against Ancilla College 72-50. The Jayhawks moved to 8-6 in the MCCAA Western Conference, improving their position and quest for 3rd place. Leading 30-21 the Jayhawks executed two plays with less than a minute remaining in the first to build a 36-21 lead. MCC started the 2nd half with a 7-0 run to go up 43-21. Freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS) had a career high seven assists and sophomore Quanieshia McBride (Muskegon Heights, MI/Muskegon Hts. HS) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) led the Jayhawks with 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Jayhawks finished the game well setting up a key game in Muskegon, Mich. in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium Wednesday, Feb. 26 in which a Muskegon win will give the Jayhawks at least a share of third place in the league.

Women’s Basketball Loses to Hope JV

Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team took a break from its conference schedule to battle Hope’s JV team Saturday, Feb. 22 in Holland, Mich. The Jayhawks were able to slow down the Dutch who had scored 106 points in their previous game but couldn’t get the win, losing a heartbreaker 62-61. MCC jumped out to an early 10-0 lead but Hope battled back to lead 40-33 half time lead. The Jayhawks came out aggressive in the second half and battle for the lead in the second half witch had 10 lead changes. Ultimately poor decisions and sloppy transitions hurt the Jayhawks. “We worked too hard to squander possessions late and not finish plays, we have to value the ball and make the most of every possession.” Stated coach Recknagel post game. “At this point we will win or lose big games based on fundamentals, it’s time to finish strong and put it all together.” Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) played a great all-around game with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) and sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) and scored in double figures with 13 and 11 points respectively. Sophomore Katie McKinnon (Jenison, MI/Jenison HS) had 12 rebounds for the Jayhawks. Muskegon will fight for a share of third place in the MCCAA Western Conference with games Monday against Ancilla College and Wednesday against Jackson CC.

Women’s Basketball Continues to Win, Defeats Glen Oaks 54-47

Muskegon CC played this Wednesday, Feb 19 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium against Glen Oaks CC. the Jayhawks made huge strides in their fight for third place in the MCCAA with a win against Glen Oaks. The Jayhawks played amazing defense holding Glen Oaks to 47 points and 16-60 (26.7%) shooting from the floor. The Jayhawks avenged a one point loss at Glen Oaks without their leading scorer and All-American candidate Krystal Geers who was home sick with severe flu symptoms. Muskegon jumped out to an early 14-2 lead behind a strong match-up zone and built a 26-12 lead before surrendering three consecutive three-point field goals to end the first half. The second half was a back and forth struggle. The Jayhawks lead from the tip-off and for the entire first half, but there were 15 lead changes in the second half. Sophomore Quanieshia McBride (Muskegon Heights, MI/Muskegon Hts. HS) gave the Jayhawks a huge spark off the bench in the second half with a personal 6-0 run to regain the lead back for MCC late in the second half. Then with the game tied at 47 the Jayhawks went to a spread offense and sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) made a great pass to Katie McKinnon on a back door cut for a layup. MCC got a defensive stop and ran a play for a freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) drive which she finished left handed in traffic to clinch the game for the Jayhawks. Katie McKinnon led the Jayhawks with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby. MI/Shelby HS) and freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) had 10 points each to help lead the Jayhawks to victory. The Jayhawks will play Hope College JV this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1pm in Holland, Mich.

Women’s Basketball Routs Kellogg 94-63

The MCC women’s basketball squad defeated host Kellogg CC on Saturday in a key contest for third place in the MCCAA Western Conference. The Jayhawk women, now 6-7, moved into a five-way tie for third in the league. MCC controls its own destiny with three games remaining. MCC led Kellogg 40-35 at halftime and started the second half with pressure defense and a 30-8 run to open the score to 70-43 with 10 minutes remaining. The Jayhawks shot 22-of-20 from the floor in the second half and totaled a season-high 54 second half points. Krystal Geers and Katie McKinnon combined to shoot 22-24 for the game and an incredible 12-12 from the floor in the second half. The unselfish play of the Jayhawks’ team produced assists on 28 of 36 field goals. Geers had a huge game with 33 points 13 rebounds and six steals. McKinnon finished the game with a career-high 22 points. “Katie is by far our most improved player,” said Coach Rob Recknagel. “She is a hard worker with a nose for the basketball. She has a huge heart and an amazing will to win.” Abby Rodriguez was spectacular in transition en route to a strong 14-point performance. The Jayhawks are back in action vs Glen Oaks at home Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

Women’s Basketball Suffers Uninspired Loss to Grand Rapids CC

The MCC women’s basketball team followed its big win Monday over Lansing CC with an uninspired 71-64 loss against Grand Rapids on Wednesday night in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium. The Jayhawks handled GRCC 71-49 at Grand Rapids in their first meeting but couldn’t finish plays against them at home to get the win and make a move into third place in the conference. Stephanie Stevens torched the Jayhawks for 25 points and Kayla Rosinski scored at will in the paint en route to an 18-point effort. Muskegon shot 28 percent from the floor in the game, including 15-53 shooting inside the arc. Muskegon will look to bounce back Saturday at Kellogg CC.

Geers Scores 37 in Women’s Basketball Win

The MCC women’s basketball squad avenged an earlier close loss at Lansing CC with a resounding 77-58 home victory over the Stars on Monday, Feb. 10, in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium. Sophomore guard Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant) exploded for a career-high 37 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. The 12-9 Jayhawks closed the half with an 8-2 run to lead 31-25 and then got their offense rolling with 46 second half points. MCC outrebounded Lansing by its widest margin of the season 54-32. Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City) netted 10 of her 13 points in the first half. Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant) dished out seven assists and Katie McKinnon had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Women’s Basketball Plays Tough Against #20 Kalamazoo Valley CC

MCC played at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium Saturday, Feb 8 against #20 Kalamazoo Valley CC Cougars. The Jayhawks played forty strong minutes, but couldn’t pull through in the end losing 70-61. Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) played a great game scoring 23 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals. “Taylor has taken her game to a whole new level over our past 7 or 8 games. She is playing all conference caliber basketball and is a near impossible guard for other teams at this point.” stated Jayhawks Head Coach Rob Recknagel. “She uses her size to dominate small guards and her ability to persist on drives to get to the rim against big guards. Her outside shot is really great; she has become a hip-up shooter that is confident in all aspects of her game.” The Jayhawks led most of the first half and used a great team effort to exchange leads in the second half before succumbing to the talented and 20th ranked Cougars. The Jayhawks will be in action this Monday, Feb. 10 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium against Lansing CC at 5:30pm. This game is a make-up from an earlier game canceled game due to inclement weather.

Women’s Basketball Struggles Versus #11 Lake Michigan College

The Jayhawks traveled to Benton Harbor, Mich. Wednesday, Feb. 5 to play #11 Lake Michigan College. MCC struggled and lost 77-57. LMC jumped out to an early lead and the Jayhawks never recovered. Muskegon battled the #11 ranked Red Hawks in the second half but never challenged for a lead. MCC was led by sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 15 points. Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) played a solid all-around game with13 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent HS) also had 9 rebounds while chipping in 12 points. The Jayhawks will be in action this Saturday, Feb. 8 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium against Kalamazoo Valley CC at 1:00pm.

Women’s Basketball Crushes Ancilla 71-49

The MCC women’s basketball team dominated visiting Ancilla College 71-49 in on Feb. 3. The Jayhawks, who started slowly, got a jump start from sophomore Quanieshia McBride (Muskegon Heights, MI/Muskegon Heights HS) who scored eight points in two minutes halfway through the first half. The burst gave the Jayhawks a lead they never relinquished. The Jayhawks outscored Ancilla 25-3 after turnovers resulting in a lead of 22 points late in the second half. Sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) played an outstanding floor game with 10 points, 7 assists, and one turnover. Kurnat was instrumental in the Jayhawk offense in key moments. Katie McKinnon had 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals off the bench for MCC. While sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds. Muskegon, now 11-7, will play Kalamazoo Valley CC in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium this Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1:00pm.

Women’s Basketball Wins a Close Game After Winter Storm Layover

The Jayhawks traveled to Jackson, Mich. Wednesday, Jan 29 to play Jackson CC. MCC beat JCC 69-65 in their first game back after a long layover due to the winter storms that hit the lake shore. The Jayhawks had worked out only once since losing a hard fought game at Glen Oaks January 20th.The rust showed but the Jayhawk were able to gut out a tough win. The Jayhawks were led by sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Abby Rodriguez made 3 huge three point baskets in the second half en route to 15 points. Katie McKinnon had 12 points and 6 rebounds off the bench for the Jayhawks. “Katie held us together during tough stretches of the game with her hustle and hard play.” mentioned Head Coach Rob Recknagel. With the game tied 63-63, sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) turned the corner off a Geers screen and drew help defense from freshman Alli Wierda (Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon HS) who knocked down the game winning shot from the right corner with 48 seconds remaining. The Jayhawks then earned a stop and executed a great play to get Krystal Geers a layup and cinched the game. Muskegon moves to 10-7 on the season. The Jayhawks will be in action next against Lansing CC Saturday, Feb. 1 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium at 1:00 pm.

Glen Oaks Edges Women’s Basketball; Five Second Half Lead Changes

The Muskegon Community College fell just short of a victory 65-66 Monday, Jan. 20 at Glen Oaks Community College. The Jayhawks struggled on both sides of the ball in the first half with 6-28 first half shooting and were down 35-24 at halftime. The Jayhawks regrouped at halftime and started the second half on a 12-2 run. The 2nd half went back and forth with five lead changes. Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) overcame a tough first half to score 20 second half points shooting 9-11. She also contributed 11 rebounds. Geers tied the game at 61 with two clutch free throws after a Glen Oaks technical foul with 2:28 remaining. Glen Oaks answered with a three pointer and then two free throws that broke a 64-64 tie with 20.8 seconds remaining. Trailing 66-64 the Jayhawks responded with a drive by freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) resulting in a shooting foul with 4.4 seconds remaining. Brown made the first free throw and missed the second. Glen Oaks corralled the rebound and avoided a foul until .6 seconds to seal the win. Brown played a strong floor game with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Muskegon moves to 9-7 (2-4) ending a two game winning streak. The Jayhawks are back in action Saturday, Jan. 25 in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium at 1:00 pm against Ancilla College.

Women’s Basketball Dominates Kellogg CC; Rodriguez Shoots 100%

The Muskegon Community College Women’s Basketball team moved to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in their conference with a win at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium against Kellogg Community College Saturday, Jan. 18. Freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS) played a great game with perfect shooting from the floor. Rodriguez shot 6-6 field goals and 3-3 from behind the three point scoring 18 points. “Abby is a gamer, she always rises to a challenge, she is a great shooter.” Said Head Coach Recknagel. The Jayhawks jumped out to an early 13-3 lead. MCC never trailed and built its biggest lead to 17 late in the 2nd half until a late Kellogg surge was silenced by freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS)hitting four free throws to cap a 61-54 MCC victory. Brown played an exceptional floor game with 14 points, 5 assists and a very impressive 15 rebounds. These rebounds were key in denying Kellogg’s second half scoring runs. Brown credited her commitment to lifting for her big rebounding game. “Our lifting and circuit workouts have made a big difference. I can see the changes in my strength and it gives me confidence to mix it up and make contact in the paint”. Coach Recknagel added, “Taylor has made great strides in building basketball strength.” The Jayhawks turn around and play again Monday, Jan. 20 in Centreville, Mich. at 5:30pm against Glen Oaks CC.

Women’s Basketball Defeats Grand Rapids CC

The Jayhawk’s moved to 8-6 on the season with a convincing 82-55 win at Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday, Jan 15 in Grand Rapids, Mich. MCC jumped out early with a 9-2 run and never looked back, surging to a 47-25 halftime lead. Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) led the first half charge with 14 points and 5 assists. Brown finished the game with a career high 22 points to lead the Jayhawks. Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) also had a monster game for the Jayhawks with a triple double. Geers triple double was the first of her collegiate career. Geers finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 steals. Brown and Geers both played together at Grant High School before their time at MCC. Postgame Brown stated “I came in focused, determined to win, Andy I attacked the basket”. The Jayhawks got to the rim at will scoring 40 points in the paint. “I expected them to be physical, it was a physical game but we played together, handled the contact and got a good win” said Geers after the conclusion of the Jayhawks 8th win. The Jayhawks are back in action Saturday, Jan. 18 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium against Kellogg CC at 1pm.

Kalamazoo Valley Tops Women’s Basketball 79-53

The MCC women’s basketball team fell 79-53 to the Kalamazoo Valley Cougars on Saturday. Trailing 47-24 at the half, the Jayhawks started the second half with 14-3 run but couldn’t overcome the huge first half deficit created by poor defense and rebounding.. Sonnie Kurnat and Quanieshia McBride led the Jayhawks with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Abby Rodriguez added nine points and five assists.

Lake Michigan College Outrebounds MCC for 66-62 Victory

The Jayhawks played Lake Michigan College at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Jayhawks continue to struggle in the rebound game and lost the turnover battle in their 62-66 loss. MCC led at half time 28-25 with both teams struggled to score points. The Jayhawks came out strong in the second half and extended the lead to eight. But the Jayhawks got out rebounding and gave up too many turnovers and allowed Lake Mich. to get back in the game. MCC was led by an unbelievable individual effort by sophomore Jake Anderson (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The Jayhawks play again Saturday, Jan. 8 in Kalamazoo, Mich. against Kalamazoo Valley CC at 3 pm.

Jayhawks Fall Short While Geers Becomes Nationally Ranked for Her Scoring

The Jayhawks traveled to Lansing, Mich. Saturday, Jan. 4 to play Lansing CC. Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) finished with 31 points and increased her season scoring average to 21.4 point per game. Geers is currently ranked in the top 20 nationally for scoring. The Jayhawks fell behind early and were trailing by 14 points with five minutes left in the first half. Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) and freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS) made great back to back plays and brought the Jayhawks back to within three points of LCC. The Jayhawks kept fighting and took the lead with five minutes remaining in the game, but couldn’t hold on for the victory. Freshman Alli Wierda’s (Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon HS) defense on Lansing’s LaTonya Shade was a key factor in the Jayhawk comeback. Shade was held to two second half points after scoring 16 in the first half. Rodriguez scored18 points for the Jayhawks and Wierda chipped in another 11 points. Geers also had 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks. MCC will be in action this Wednesday, Jan. 8 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium at 5:30pm.

Women’s Basketball Make Finals of Laker Classic

MCC played in finals of the Laker Classic in Lake Land, Ill Tuesday, Dec. 31. The Jayhawks faced the home team Lake Land CC in the finals and fell short 49-59. MCC trailed by two 49-47 with 2:09 remaining in the game, but fell to Lake Land CC in front of a large home crowd. The Jayhawks are now 7-3 on the season. The Jayhawks were led by Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with18 points and 15 rebounds and sophomore Jasmine Jackson with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Krystal Geers and Abby Rodriguez were all tournament selections. Rodriguez scored 53 total points and Geers led all tournament scorers with 61 points and 44 total rebounds. The Jayhawks will be in action next Saturday, Jan. 4 against Lansing CC in Lansing Mich.

Women’s Basketball Continue to Dominate at Laker Classic

The Jayhawks continued their play in the Laker Classic on Monday, Dec. 30. The Jayhawks had a great win against a quality opponent beating John Wood 70-58 and improved to 7-2 on the season. MCC stat leader were: Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) had 29 points and 14 rebounds, freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS) had 17 points in the first half and sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) had 9 points and 6 assists. Freshman Katie McKinnon (Jenison MI/Jenison HS) and sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) played great down the stretch. The Jayhawks will play Lake Land CC Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 1pm as the only two undefeated teams at the Laker Classic.

Women’s Basketball Crush Prairie State College

Muskegon Community College traveled to Mattoon, Ill to play in the Laker Classic on Sunday Dec. 29. In the opening round the Jayhawks pounded Prairie State College 79-49. The Jayhawks benefited from lights out shooting by freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS) for their 6th win of the season. Rodriguez shot 13-21 from the floor for a career high and a Jayhawks season high 32 points in the MCC win. Rodriguez, a guard finished with 6 three point field goals, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals to her game total. Also chipping for the Jayhawks were sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 12 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds and sophomore Jasmine Jackson (Grand Rapids, MI/Lee HS) with 10 points and 7 rebounds. The Jayhawks led 38-32 at halftime, but closed the game with a 38-12 run. The run closed a half in which MCC dominated the Pioneers 41-17. Muskegon had 29 assists with 32 overall field goals and never trailed in the game. Muskegon plays John Wood in game two of the Laker Classic at 5:00 pm Monday, Dec. 30.

Women’s Basketball Drop a Tough Game to Delta College

The Jayhawks now 5-2 on the season traveled to University Center, Mich. to play Delta College Pioneers. The Pioneers are currently 9-2 on the season and outscored the Jayhawks 76-60. The Pioneers utilized a late surge to beat the Jayhawks. The Jayhawks got close when they cut the lead to 55-51 with just seven minutes remaining. A huge part of the Jayhawks comeback was due to the great play of sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS). Geers had 28 points, 17 rebounds, and 7 steals. Geers out played her game averages in the second half alone with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) had 10 points and played a great floor game with 7 assists. The Jayhawks will be back in action Sunday, December 29 at the three day Laker Classic at Lake Land College in Lake Land IL.

Women’s Basketball Crushes Alpena

The Jayhawks traveled to Alpena, Mich. on Friday, Dec. 13 to play Alpena CC. MCC moved to 5-1 on the season with a lopsided 85-44 win over the Alpena Lumberjacks. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 26-5 lead and managed the game for the victory. The largest margin came late in the first half when MCC led 50-20. The Jayhawks were led by sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 17 points, sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) with 15 points and 6 assists, and sophomore Jasmine Jackson (Grand Rapids, MI/Lee HS) with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Kurnat made her first three field goals from behind the arc and Geers was 6 for 7 for the game. Freshman McKayla Mcdonald (Fremont, MI/Fremont HS) chipped in with 10 points off the bench. The Jayhawks are next in action Monday Dec. 23 at University, Mich. to complete against Delta College. Game time is 1pm.

Women’s Hoops Wins Thanksgiving Tourney

The Jayhawks finished their First Annual Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 30 at Bartels-Rode Gymnasium by beating Schoolcraft 80-45. MCC improved to 3-1 on the season. The Jayhawks used a strong defensive effort to hold the Ocelots to 26% FG shooting and 17-64 on field goals. Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds in the first half and finished with a 25 point 10 rebound double-double. Sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) had 19 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and five 3 point field goals. Freshman Katie McKinnon (Jenison, MI/Jenison HS) sparked the Jayhawks with 11 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. The Jayhawks led 25-5 early in the game and carried the momentum through for a victory. The Jayhawks will be in action next at Alpena CC in Alpena, Mich. on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6pm.

Women’s Basketball Improve to 3-1

MCC Women’s Basketball played at Bartels-Rode Gymnasium on Nov. 29 in the Jayhawks First Annual Thanksgiving Tournament. The Jayhawks improved to 3-1 on the season with a 95-50 victory over Alpena CC Lumberjacks. “We utilized a balanced attack with several key performers. Sophomore Jasmine Jackson (grand Rapids, MI/Lee High School) played well recording 15 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots.” said Head Coach Rob Recknagel “We scored 52 points in the paint and ran away with the game early using pressure defense and an overpowering rebounding effort.” MCC dominated Alpena 30-8 on the offensive glass. Freshman Katie McKinnon (Jenison, MI/Jenison HS) had 13 rebounds off the bench for the Jayhawks while freshman Alli Wierda (Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon HS) scored 14 pts. Sophomore Krystal Geers Grant, MI/Grant HS) had excellent production with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals all while shooting 9-12 the free throw line. The Jayhawks will play Schoolcraft tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 5:00 pm in Bartels-Rodes Gymnasium.

Women’s Basketball Routs Alpena CC 71-49

Muskegon Community College improved their overall record to 2-1 with a 71-49 victory over Alpena CC this Saturday, Nov 23 at the East/West Classic in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Jayhawks outscored Alpena 42-19 in the first half. Sophomore Quaniesha McBride (Muskegon Heights, MI/ Muskegon Heights HS) scored nine second half points to help MCC cruise to the victory. Sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) had 13 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks interior attack, which included shooting 9-10 from the free throw line. Freshman Katie McKinnon (Jenison, MI/Jenison HS) was also a force inside with 8 points and 7 rebounds. MCC outscored Alpena 15-3 on points after turnovers and held its largest lead at 33 points midway through the second half. The Jayhawks will be in action again this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 &30 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium for the MCC Thanksgiving Classic at 5 pm.

#5 St. Clair CCC Edges Women’s Basketball

Muskegon CC traveled to Kalamazoo, Mich. to complete in the East/West Classic Tournament at Kalamazoo CC Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 & 23. The Jayhawks fell to the 5th ranked St. Clair County CC Skippers 79-64 in their first game. The Jayhawks were led by sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) had 17 points, shooting 9-12 from the charity stripe. Sophomore Sonnie Kurnat (Kent City, MI/Kent City HS) shot 4-7 from 3 point line and scored 17 points total in addition to three steal on the night. Freshman Alli Wierda (Muskegon, MI/North Muskegon HS) gave the Jayhawks a huge spark off the bench with a 10 point first half, 12 point for the game. St. Clair CC finished strong on the offensive glass to take the victory. Muskegon overall recorded is now 1-1 for the season. The Jayhawks will be in action again this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 &30 at home in Bartels-Rode Gymnasium for the MCC Thanksgiving Classic at 5 pm.

Women’s Basketball Opens with a Win

The Jayhawks played at home in Bartels-Rhodes Gymnasium Saturday, Nov. 16 against Calvin College JV. Muskegon Community College won a hard fought game 65-53. The Jayhawks are now 1-0 on the season. MCC out rebounded Calvin JV 57-36 and benefited from double doubles by sophomore Krystal Geers (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 17 points and 12 rebounds and freshman Taylor Brown (Grant, MI/Grant HS) with 13 points and 10 rebounds to earn their 12 point victory. Freshman Abby Rodriguez (Shelby, MI/Shelby HS) played a great all-around game with 16 points and 6 rebounds hitting clutch 3’s to seal the game down the stretch. Sophomore Jasmine Jackson (Grand Rapids, MI/Lee HS) also had 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. The Jayhawks will be in action next at Kalamazoo Valley CC’s East West Classic. The Jayhawks will play St. Clair CC at 1pm on Friday, Nov. 22 and Alpena CC at 11am on Saturday, Nov. 23.