Kellogg Community College’s men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the postseason with a win Monday night at home in the Miller Gym.
The Bruins bested Mid Michigan College 76-55 Monday with what Head Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Sprague said was a strong effort.
“Kellogg’s smothering defense held Mid Michigan to just 30% shooting percentage for the game,” Sprague said.
Sprague said Mid Michigan was 0-16 from beyond the three-point arc in the first half, leading to a 40-21 KCC lead at halftime.
“Unsung heroes for the night were Dahntae Bailey (Mendon/Mendon High School) and Jarod Hubbard (Mattawan/Mattawan High School),” Sprague said. “Bailey seemed to be in the right place defensively all night and keep the offense running smoothly with his screening and cuts to the ball. Hubbard was ferocious on defense, altering several shots and blocking three. Marcus Jurik (Luther/Pine River Area High School), battling injuries all season, scored 13, had two assists and two steals.”
Also leading for the Bruins Monday were:
- Brett White (Battle Creek/Battle Creek Central High School, pictured above), who had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists
- Quentin Jones (Madison/Madison High School), who had 15 points
- Rasheed Dyson (Chicago/Evergreen Park Community High School), who had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists
- Jurik, who had 13 points, two assists and two steals
- Alika Edmonds (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Central High School), who had six assists, four rebounds and four steals
- Hubbard, who blocked three shots
The men’s basketball team wraps up regular season play Wednesday, Feb. 23, with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville.