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Double trouble: Both GRCC basketball teams fall by two points in final regular season games

April 1, 2021, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College basketball teams each fell two points shy against Muskegon Community College, closing out the regular season on Friday.

The women’s team lost 55-53, ending the season with an 10-3 record that fell just short of a conference title. The men’s squad lost when Muskegon hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds to win 75-73.

The women’s team looked to be in command in the first quarter, going up 22-10. But Muskegon dominated in the end, outscoring the Raiders 20-7 and finishing on top.

The win pushes the Jayhawks record to 12-2, claiming the conference title.

Olivia Koetje was the leading scorer with 14 points, followed by Shonyah Hawkins with 13 and Eurasia Green-Boyd with 11. Jayla Bibbs scored six points, but grabbed 19 rebounds.

The men’s team lost three of its last four games in the final seconds. The team was neck-and-neck with Muskegon for most of the game, losing in the final 2.2 seconds.

Isaac Anderson led the Raiders with 24 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Chandler Collins had 18 points and eight boards.

Muskegon finishes the season at 4-9.

Both Raiders teams are scheduled to play next on April 6 in the NJCAA Region XII Great Lakes West Tournament.

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