Sally Merrill and Andrew Moore lead GRCC basketball teams to sweep over Alpena Community College

Basketball players smiling.

Sally Merrill’s 27 points and Andrew Moore’s 19 points led the Grand Rapids Community College basketball teams to victory Saturday at Alpena Community College.

Merrill, a freshman from Allegan, surpassed her previous career-high by eight points in the Raiders’ 67-53 victory. Eleven of the points came in the Raiders’ big 25-point second quarter.

“Overall the team played really well as a unit,” Merrill said after her team’s third-straight victory. “We had some lulls that we’ve got to correct as a group but overall everyone contributed to a solid team victory.”

That team effort showed as nine Raiders ended up in the scoring column. Grace Lodes, of Comstock Park, scored 12 points and point guard Marlene Bussler, of Battle Creek, added 12 points.

Head coach David Glazier was just as proud as the total team effort.

“Happy with a solid team victory today,” Glazier said. “We saw a number of good things from a number of different players. We also made note of areas where we can continue to improve.  Sally was really good today. She was active, finished scoring opportunities and made plays when we needed them.”

The women’s team is now 4-5 on the season.

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