On the day Glen Oaks Community College’s men’s basketball team climbed three spots to No. 13 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II poll, the Vikings were tripped up on the road.
A slight cool off in the second half led to an 84-83 defeat at Muskegon. Glen Oaks is now 20-4 overall and 11-2 in the MCCAA Western Division, with the top spot still in its possession by half a game over Kalamazoo Valley.
The Vikings led 43-39 at halftime after shooting 50 percent (16-for-32) from the field. They went on to shoot 41.1 percent (12-for-29) in the second half. Both teams weren’t stellar at the foul line, with GOCC finishing 23-for-35 and Muskegon making 25 of 25 attempts.
Angelos Griffis, who announced on his Facebook page after the game that he had committed to play at Ferris State next season, scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed a team-best 11 rebounds for the Vikings. Lee Gardner III recorded 26 points and 10 boards.
Aundreyan Roberts notched 10 points, Quilyn Howard-Upshaw had nine, Joseph Beard produced four, and Aleksandar Antic and Jason Starks each had three.