The Glen Oaks basketball teams each earned home wins Wednesday against Lansing with both contests decided by one point. The Viking men were a 79-78 victor with the GO women getting a 59-58 win. Both results keep Glen Oaks in the hunt for a postseason spot.
The men’s game stayed within two possessions the entire contest with 14 lead changes and 10 ties. The Stars had a 76-75 lead entering the final minute of play. Davon Bradley sank a shot to put the Vikings up 77-76 with 37 seconds left, matched by Lansing’s Diante Smith with 18 seconds remaining.
After a timeout, Glen Oaks had one more opportunity and Bradley came through again, draining the winning bucket with only three seconds to spare. Bradley had a game-high 22 points plus six assists. Both JoMel Boyd and Whitney Harris had double-doubles. Click here for the official box score.
The women’s game had 13 lead changes total. Lansing’s biggest lead was six early in the third quarter, but the Vikings went on a 22-2 tear for the rest of the third for a 49-35 lead.
The Stars tried to battle back, getting back within one on a three-pointer with 15 seconds left. However, the double-digit cushion to start the fourth was enough for Glen Oaks to hold on. Isabella Dangerfield topped the Vikings with 18 points off the bench. Click here for the official box score.
The men’s result puts GO and Lansing in a four-way tie for sixth in the MCCAA Western Conference at 5-8 along with Jackson and Kalamazoo Valley. The top seven teams at season’s end advance to the district tournament. Overall, the Viking men are 13-11 and Lansing falls to 9-15.
With the women’s result, Lansing is seventh at 5-8 with Glen Oaks just behind at 4-9. GO improves to 12-12 overall and the Stars are 11-13.
The Glen Oaks basketball teams return home Saturday against Grand Rapids. Next Wednesday, they travel to Kalamazoo Valley in games that will be aired live via JoeInsider.com. Lansing has a trip Saturday to Jackson.