The Glen Oaks Community College women’s basketball team earned a 66-65 home victory Monday over Muskegon to improve to 9-6 overall and 2-4 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s Western Division.
Sophomore Alaina Schwarz scorched the net for the Vikings for 29 points along with seven rebounds. Freshman Au’zhane King finished with a strong second half en route to 17 points and five assists.
Freshman Courtney Moore led the team with nine rebounds on top of her eight points, sophomore De’Ottia Robinson added five assists and Anika Gasich recorded eight boards and three assists.
“We fought through foul trouble and injuries to pull off the win tonight,” Glen Oaks assistant coach Deanna Doede said.
Up 11 points at the half, Muskegon quickly battled back and tied the game with 15 minutes to play. In the final 60 seconds and tied again, King buried a 3-pointer and Muskegon came down and answered with a jumper to cut the deficit to a point.
After that “Schwarz came up with a huge defensive and then offensive rebound,” Doede said. “She missed both free throws after she was fouled on the rebound but Anika Gasich grabbed the final rebound to seal the deal with .14 left.”
Kira Smith and Breann Lester were out with injuries for Glen Oaks.
The Vikings travel to Ancilla Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.