Men’s basketball team looking for first win of season

Four games into the 2013-14 season, the Kellogg Community College men’s basketball team is still looking for a win.

The team — which includes 14 freshman on a roster of 15 — is gaining some valuable experience on the road before facing their first conference opponent early next year. The Bruins won’t play at home until Dec. 6, while their first conference game — away against rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College — is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2014.

Below are stats for the Bruins’ games so far.

Vs. Olive-Harvey College on Nov. 1 (lost 73-108)

Forward Vadale Jackson (Detroit/Chandler Park Academy) led the Bruins in scoring with 19 points, grabbing seven boards in the process. Guard Devin Alexander (Benton Harbor/Benton Harbor High School) scored 17 points and guard Jalen Owens (Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Harnett Central High School) scored 10.

Forward Tawanto Snead (Detroit/Pershing High School) had eight rebounds, while sophomore forward and Battle Creek Central alumni Nathan Taylor had seven, adding four assists and three steals. Guard Lincoln Hackworth (Homer/Homer Community High School) added three assists.

Vs. Oakland Community College on Nov. 2 (lost 86-105)

Taylor led the Bruins, racking up a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Jackson also hit double digits, scoring 22; guard JaJuan Sarver (Indianapolis/George Washington Community High School) scored 12, with five assists and four steals; and Owens scored nine. Alexander added five assists.

Vs. Monroe County Community College on Nov. 8 (lost 68-90)

Jackson scored 19, had 10 rebounds and two blocks; Alexander scored 18 and had three steals; and Sarver scored 15, dished out four assists and had two steals. Taylor grabbed six rebounds, while guard Darrien Haywood (Indianapolis/Avon High School) had three assists.

Vs. Delta College on Nov. 9 (lost 79-93)

Alexander and Jackson scored 24 and 23 points, respectively, with Jackson adding eight boards. Taylor scored 13 with five rebounds, five assists, five steals and four blocks, while Sarver added 12 points, five rebounds and three assists.

The losses bring the Bruins’ record to 0-4 for the season so far. The team’s next game begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, against Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

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