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GRCC's Grace Lodes earns MCCA Northern Conference women's basketball Player of the Week honors after setting career highs

Feb. 8, 2022, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grace Lodes of the Grand Rapids Community College women's basketball team was named Michigan Community College Athletic Association Northern Conference Player of the Week after setting career bests in points.

“Grace had an outstanding week with two solid performances,” head coach David Glazier said. “Each day in practice she comes ready to build on what she’s already done with a focus on helping her team in whatever way we need her on any given night.”

Lodes, a Comstock Park native who attended West Catholic High School, is coming off a career-high 29 points on 76.5 percent from the field in Saturday's game against North Central Michigan College, helping her team to a convincing 91-23 victory.

The two-year starter also added 13 rebounds and six assists in the team’s biggest win of the season, giving her a two-game total of 40 points, 21 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and three blocks.

Lodes currently leads the team in rebounding, averaging 10.6 per game and blocks, averaging 1.5 per contest, and steals, averaging 2.2 per game. She is also second on the team in scoring, assists and field goal percentage.

Earlier in the season, teammate Marlene Bussler was named Player of the Week for week ending Dec. 11.

The women's basketball team is 11-6 overall, 5-2 in the conference and will attempt for its fourth straight win when it takes on Mid Michigan College in a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.  

This story was reported by Ben Brown.