"Chemistry" propels Muskegon Community College to conference title

The Jayhawks have won 16 games in a row
Posted at 7:24 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 19:24:24-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Muskegon Community College men's basketball team beat Grand Rapids Community College, 86-78, on Saturday for its 16th straight win and clinched the outright MCCAA Western conference championship.

"We are just sticking together, using our whole team," sophomore Jermeyne Golidy said. "We got the height advantage, we got the guard advantage, we got all around so we just play together and get the win. We just got to practice hard, stay focused, bought in and keep up the good work, keep winning."

The Jayhawks are 21-4 overall and a perfect 16-0 in the MCCAA.

"It is a great league, it is a tough league," 3rd year head coach Jimmy Booth said. "I think the key to our success is our chemistry, guys are rooting for each other and I think our balanced attack. We have five guys averaging double figures and it is really hard to key in on one guy and we have different guys step up night after night, when a guy has an off night another guy steps up so it is hard to guard us we have so much balance offensively and then defensively we have some guys that can flat out set out and guard."

MCC hosts Kalamazoo Valley on Monday for its final home game before playing at Glen Oaks on Wednesday to finish up the regular season.

The Jayhwaks will be the top seed in the district tournament held March 5th through March 7th at Grand Rapids Communty College. Muskegon has a bye to Friday's semifinal.