April 8, 2021, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College’s women’s basketball team is headed to the NJCAA DII District C Championship after a comfortable win over a strong Oakland Community College team on Thursday.
The softball team, however, struggled, losing the first game of a doubleheader. The nightcap was postponed because of the late afternoon storm.
The women’s hoops team is headed to Ursuline College in Ohio on Saturday for the district finals after topping Oakland 71-52. The Raiders are expected to play Bryant and Stratton College.
GRCC jumped out in front after the first quarter and never looked back. The team dominated in the third, outscoring Oakland 24 points to eight.
Jayla Bibbs led the team in scoring with 26 points and 16 rebounds. Shonyah Hawkins had 20 points and five boards. Olivia Koetje posted 11 points.
The win puts GRCC’s season record to 11-3. Oakland’s season ends with an impressive 12-3 record.
The softball team lost 9-2 to Muskegon Community College at home in Grand Rapids. The Raiders were limited to five hits, two from Brooklynne Siewertsen, two from Taylor Cross and one from Alexis Nguyen.
GRCC was trailing 2-0 when the storms arrived in the top of the second inning. The team is 2-7 on the season and is back in action Friday at home against Lake Michigan College.