Men’s basketball team falls 89-86 in high-scoring battle against Olivet JV

A men's basketball player prepares to shoot a free throw during a game.

The Kellogg Community College men’s basketball team fell to Olivet College’s junior varsity squad on the road Thursday in a tight match decided by just three points.

Olivet was able to claim the win in part due to a perfect 11-11 from the free-throw line. The final score was 89-86 Olivet.

Leading the Bruins on the court were sophomore guard Tahveayr Boykins (Battle Creek/Walled Lake Western High School), who had 29 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals; freshman forward/center Quentin Jones (Madison Heights/Madison High School), who had 14 points and seven rebounds; sophomore forward Brendon Brown (Three Rivers/Three Rivers High School), who had 11 points and nine rebounds; freshman guard Keelan Stricklen (Eastpointe/Eastpointe High School), who had 11 points and three assists; and sophomore guard Alika Edmonds (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Central High School), who had six points, four steals and three assists.

Head KCC Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Sprague said “The Bruins came up short in a wild high-scoring battle with a sharpshooting Olivet team.”

“Olivet shot 42% from the floor and were a perfect 11-11 from the free-throw line,” Sprague said. “The game was close the entire 40 minutes with KCC having two chances to tie the game at the end. Hopefully this game will help us focus on what we need to do do improve. We head to Flint to take on Mott on Wednesday, the start a four-game stretch against tough Eastern Conference opponents.”

Up Next

The men’s basketball team plays next at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, on the road against Mott Community College. The team’s next home game starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, against Albion College’s junior varsity team in the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.

Admission to all KCC home games is free.

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