Glen Oaks earned a home basketball sweep against Lake Michigan College Wednesday evening with a 115-99 men’s result and 70-64 women’s score. In both cases, the Vikings were able to snap four-game losing streaks with the win.
In the men’s game, Glen Oaks would never trail, growing their lead to 53-37 by halftime. Three Vikings had double-digit points with 29 from Whitney Harris, 24 by Jesse Sawyer, and 23 (and 15 rebounds) for JoMel Boyd.
“We got back to playing good team basketball tonight,” said Vikings head coach David Victor. “We moved the ball, we were talking on defense, and we did a really good job on the glass. Those are all things we’ve emphasized during our recent struggles, and it was good to see us get rewarded for our efforts.”
The win puts the Glen Oaks men at 12-10 overall and 4-7 within the MCCAA Western Conference. LMC falls to 1-21 and 0-11.
The women’s game was a back-and-forth battle with either a tie or one-point deficit at the end of the first three quarters. Solid free throw shooting and a few more three-pointers helped lift the Vikings by the Red Hawks.
“We played some tough defense and didn’t let up tonight to get back on the winning side,” said GO coach Morgan Balcom. “Great team win!”
Four Vikings hit double-digit points, led by Shawn’ta Standifer’s 17. Shakaya Rogers and Briona Gilson each had 13 and Isabella Dangerfield scored 12. Glen Oaks is back to .500 at 11-11 and 3-8 in league play. LMC drops to 8-14 and 3-8.
Both Viking teams return to action Saturday with a trip to Kellogg.