Men’s basketball results: KCC falls short against Jackson 81-78

KCC's 2019-20 men's basketball team.

The Kellogg Community College men’s basketball team lost its latest away game against Jackson College 81-78 on Saturday.

Leading for the Bruins were sophomore Jamari Thomas-Newell, with 27 points; freshman Tahveayr Boykins, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds; freshman Deshaan Palmer, who had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocked shots; and sophomore Ron Jamierson, with 5 assists and 5 steals.

Men’s Head Basketball Coach Gary Sprague said cold shooting throughout the game marked the demise of the Bruins in Jackson this past Saturday.

“KCC managed to shoot just 33% for the game,” Sprague said. “Despite their shooting woes the Bruins stayed in the game by getting 17 offensive rebounds and forcing 20 turnovers. Down by 9 with a minute left, KCC got a last second 3-pointer that just missed. The men are back in action at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. Home against Grand Rapids, and then home against Ancilla at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26.”

The recent loss brings the Bruins’ overall record for the season so far to 11-16; the team’s conference record is 8-8.

The team’s next match is tonight, Feb. 24, against Grand Rapids Community College, starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will be held at the Miller Gym located on the North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Admission to all home KCC athletic events is free.

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