Kellogg Community College’s men’s basketball team defeated Grand Rapids Community College on Jan. 31, which gave the Bruins their fourth consecutive win.
The two teams were tied at halftime, and the game had to go into overtime. Everything came down to the last few seconds of the overtime game when freshman guard/forward Brett White (Battle Creek/Battle Creek Central High School) scored a 35-foot buzzer-beater. The Bruins won with a final score of 89-87.
Leading the Bruins on the court were White, who had 30 points, eight rebounds and five steals; freshman forward Rasheed Dyson (Chicago/Evergreen Park High School), who had 28 points and 18 rebounds; sophomore guard Tahveayr Boykins (Battle Creek /Walled Lake Western High School), who had 15 points, six rebounds, 10 assists and five steals; and sophomore guard Alika Edmonds (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Central High School), who had 10 points and four assists.
“The Miller Gym erupted in joyous celebration,” Head KCC Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Sprague said. “Brett White’s 35-foot shot went in as the buzzer sounded, giving the Bruins a two-point win in overtime.”
“The game was tied at halftime 36-36,” Sprague continued. “But the hot shooting Grand Rapids team built a 14-point lead with just seven minutes left in the game. The Bruins slowly whittled away at the GR lead until Edmonds tied the game with a big three-point shot. In overtime, GR hit a free throw with 5.5 seconds to go. White then took the in-bounds pass, dribbled over half court and then launched the long game-winning shot.”
The Bruins’ three prior wins were against Mid Michigan College, Glen Oaks Community College and Lansing Community College. After the win against GRCC, KCC’s men’s basketball team ranks fifth place in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference.
Monday’s results give the team an overall record of 6-10 and a conference record of 6-4.
The men’s basketball team plays next against GRCC at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Grand Rapids. The team’s next home game starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, against Muskegon Community College in the Miller Gym on campus in Battle Creek.
Admission to all KCC home games is free.