Kellogg Community College’s men’s basketball team opened the team’s first season since 2019 on Friday at home against Bay College.
The Bruins started their game with a good lead, but Bay College was able to claim the win in part due to 17 turnovers that resulted in 17 points. The final score was 65-50 for Bay College.
Leading the Bruins on the court were sophomore guard Tahveayr Boykins (Battle Creek/Walled Lake Western High School), who had nine points and 11 rebounds; freshman forward/center Quentin Jones (Madison Heights/Madison High School), who had nine points; and sophomore forward Larry Patrick (Flint/Mott Middle College High School), who had nine points and 10 rebounds.
Head KCC Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Sprague said the Bruins stumbled in their season opener after an early lead.
“After jumping out to an 11-2 lead, the Bruins’ shooters went cold for the rest of the night,” Sprague said. “KCC managed to shoot only 28% from the field and 42% from the free-throw line for the night. Bay College took advantage of the Bruins’ turnovers by scoring 17 points off of 17 turnovers.”
The men’s basketball team plays next at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, on the road against Olivet College’s junior varsity team. The team’s next home game starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, against Albion Community College’s junior varsity team in the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.