April 10, 2021, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College’s women’s basketball team is headed to the National Tournament for the first time since 1978.
The Raiders beat Bryant & Stratton 72-51 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII Great Lakes West Tournament, played in Pepper Pink, Ohio at Ursuline College.
The victory allows the Raiders to advance to 2021 NJCAA DII Women's Basketball Championship at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C. which starts on April 20.
After a close first quarter, the Raiders dominated in the second, scoring 27 points to Bryant & Stratton’s eight.
Eurasia Green-Boyd led the Raiders with 18 points, including four three-pointers. Jayla Bibbs added another double-double 16 points 19 rebounds and four steals. Shonyah Hawkins had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Raiders out-rebounded the opponents, 61 to 39, including 29 on offensive. The team had just 11 turnovers.
GRCC is now 12-3 on the season.