Glen Oaks Community College’s men’s basketball team started the new year with a 69-61 road victory over Lake Michigan Friday to start Michigan Community College Athletic Association play.
A trio of Vikings reached double figures, with forward Lee Gardner III leading the way with 17 points, en route to a 10-2 overall record. Angelo Griffis (forward) scored 13, grabbed nine rebounds and registered five assists, and Dominique King poured in 12 points.
“It was a slugfest with two defensive-minded teams,” Glen Oaks coach Steve Proefrock said. “The key to holding them to 24 points in the second half was switching to a zone defense.”
Lake Michigan (8-6, 0-1) shot 44 percent (15-for-34) from the field in the first half but was limited to 10-for-29 (34.5 percent) in the second, including 1-for-10 from deep over the final 20 minutes.
Glen Oaks shot 41.5 percent (27-for-65) for the game and hit 8 of 22 3-point attempts. The Vikings won the rebounding battle 41-38. Forward Jason Starks added nine points and seven rebounds, Aundreyan Roberts (guard) chipped in eight points, Eric Nix had five, Joseph Griffin finished with three and Joshua Wynn posted two.
Next up for the GOCC men is a home tilt against Kalamazoo Valley Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Vikings fall 73-63 at Lake Michigan
A one-point halftime lead vanished for the Glen Oaks women’s basketball team as host Lake Michigan pulled away down the stretch. Lake Michigan improved to 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the MCCAA. The Vikings slipped to 8-3 overall and 0-1 in league play.
Guard Alaina Schwarz led the Vikings with 14 points. Three Rivers native Courtney Moore (forward) registered 13 points and 10 rebounds, Brie Starkey added 12 points and five boards and Kira Smith finished with nine points.
No other statistics were made available.
Glen Oaks hosts Kalamazoo Valley Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.