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GRCC women's basketball team heading to NJCAA Great Lakes B District Tournament finals after topping Jackson College

March 9, 2023, FLINT, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team is heading to the final round of the NJCAA Great Lakes B District Tournament after a dominating win over the No. 1 seed Jackson College.

GRCC, the No. 5 seed, won 74-65, leading from early in the first quarter all the way through the final buzzer.

“This was another game that really highlighted that this team wins together,” head coach David Glazier said. “Each player understands her role and does it to the best of her ability. When this group plays as one, they’re tough to beat and the opportunities are endless.”

The win was in big part to outstanding offensive performances from sophomores Sally Merrill, who scored 24 points, and Marlene Busser, who scored 23 points.

Shining on defense sophomore Grace Lodes, with nine defensive rebounds, and Allison Kellogg with six.

GRCC heads to the final game for the third year in a row. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 11 at Mott Community College in Flint.

This story was reported by Mackenzie Ondersma.  

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