The Grand Rapids Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up two wins against Community Christian College on Wednesday, with the women overpowering the Lions 78-31 winners and the men coming back to stay unbeaten with a 107-97 victory.
The men’s team prevailed for its seventh win in a row in a game that had 12 lead changes and found GRCC down for much of the first half.
The Raiders picked up the pace in the second half by scoring 61 points to hit the 100-point plateau for the fifth time this season.
Freshman guard Jajuan Walker led five different Raiders that scored in double figures with 21 points while adding five assists.
Herman Brown was the lone GRCC player in double figures with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Danyel Bibbs added 20 points, Brockton Kohler 16 points and Bashir Neely 11 points.
GRCC’s bench outscored the starters 56-51.
The women’s team, now 3-1 after losing its season opener at Aquinas College, dominated from the tip, winning by a season-high 47 points.
“Good team victory tonight with everyone involved in some positive moments,” head coach David Glazier said. “Though the game afforded us a chance to try some new things and see some different lineups to get us ready for our three games next week. All three of which I expect to be highly competitive.”
Sophomores Grace Lodes and Sally Merrill each posted double-doubles for GRCC.
Merrill led all scorers with 23 points on nine-of-20 from the floor, while adding 14 rebounds and three assists.
Lodes scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds, adding four assists and a pair of blocked shots.
Freshman Jatriana Wilson came off the bench to score 11 points and grab six rebounds.
The men’s team returns to the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse on Dec. 3 in a 1 p.m. contest against former Western Conference foe Glen Oaks Community College. The women return home on Dec. 5 with a re-match against the junior varsity of Aquinas College at 5:30 p.m.