The Kellogg Community College men’s basketball team won the first round of playoffs for the NJCAA Tournament against Lansing Community College 92-64 on Tuesday.
Leading for the Bruins were sophomore Jamari Thomas-Newell, who had 28 points and 5 assists; freshman Dashaan Palmer, with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocked shots; sophomore Ron Jamierson, who had 16 points; freshman Tahveayr Boykins, who had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists; and freshman Larry Patrick, with 3 steals.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Srague said the Bruins shot 46%, had only 9 turnovers, and grabbed 51 rebounds. Jamari Thomas-Newell went 5-7 from the three point arc. KCC also scored 25 points off of turnovers and 17 more off of offensive rebounds.
The recent victory brings the Bruins’ overall record for the season so far to 14-16; the team’s final conference record is 10-8.
The Bruins travel to Grand Rapids Community College on Friday, March 6, to take on No. 1 seed Muskegon Community College. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. for the second round of the NJCAA Tournament.
For more information about KCC’s men’s basketball team, including photos, a team roster and complete schedule, visit www.kellogg.edu/mens-basketball.