Women’s basketball team wins first two home games

The Kellogg Community College women’s basketball team has put up a strong showing early in their 2013-14 season, winning three of their first four games, including their first two home games.

The team — which includes just four returning sophomores on a roster of 15 — plays their first conference game away against rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Jan. 4.

Below are stats for the Bruins’ games so far.

Vs. Oakland Community College on Nov. 1 (won 94-46)

Freshman guard/forward Kayla Freeman (Battle Creek/Battle Creek Central High School) led the Bruins on offense, scoring 23, while sophomore guard Therese Vasser (Detroit/Southeastern High School) scored 13 and freshman forward Shalay Stevens (Marion, Ind./Marion High School) and sophomore guard Jackie Harwood (Sault Ste. Marie/Sault Area High School) each added 10.

Stevens added eight boards, six steals and three blocks, while sophomore point guard Teonna Pope (Detroit/Southeastern High School) added six assists and freshman center Danyelle Jones (Battle Creek/Lakeview High School) had six rebounds.

Vs. Columbus State Community College on Nov. 2 (lost 56-61)

Harwood scored 12 with seven rebounds, Freeman scored nine and freshman guard Morgayne Perry (Park Forest, Ill./Crete-Monee High School) scored eight. Stevens added eight rebounds while Vasser contributed three assists.

Vs. Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech) JV on Nov. 7 (won 75-56 at home)

Freeman, Jones and Stevens all scored in double digits, with 15, 12 and 10 points, respectively. Freeman also added seven rebounds and five steals, while Jones added five rebounds. Pope dished out seven assists.

Vs. Henry Ford Community College on Nov. 9 (won 67-51 at home)

Freeman led the Bruins in scoring again with 14, adding eight boards in the process. Vasser scored 10 and also had eight boards, while freshman point guard Rolonda Petty (Detroit/Clintondale High School) scored nine. Stevens added five assists and Harwood added four steals.

The games bring the Bruins’ record to 3-1 for the season so far. The team’s next game begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, against Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

For more information about the women’s basketball team, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/womensbball/index.html.