LANSING, Mich- The Great Lakes Christian College Men's Basketball Team took on Moody Bible Saturday afternoon for the second Crusader Homecoming Basketball Game of the day. The Crusaders jumped out to an early 16-1 lead. The Moody Bible Archers would not get closer than 8 the entire game. The high pressure defense gave the Archers problems the entire day. Despite forcing the Archers into many turnovers GLCC struggled mightily from three in the first half, shooting an ice cold 4/21 from distance. GLCC led Moody Bible 45-21 in the first half.
The second half the Crusaders continued to pressure, but this half the Crusaders would catch fire from three, led by Ja'Quin Jones five straight three point field goals. Every healthy Crusaders played in the game. Freshman Amir Huston Jr. had a career high 15 points off the bench. The Crusaders would set the school record for most forced turnovers (43) and steals in a single game (28). Jones led all scorers with 25 points on 9/12 shooting including 6/8 from three. The final score of the game was 107-49
Inside the Box Score:
- The Crusaders shot 50.7 percent from the field compared to the Archers 32.1 percent.
- GLCC only turned it over a mere 6 times compared to MBI 43.
- The GLCC bench scored 49 points in the game.
- The Crusaders remained undefeated in NCCAA play with the win over Moody Bible.
- 107 points is the second most points the Crusaders have scored this season, and 49 points is the fewest amount given up by GLCC this season.
What Coach Says:
"This was a good game for us. It is always great when everyone can play and contribute on the floor. I was really proud of the guys staying focused and playing to the standard we have for ourselves. We did not shoot as well in the first half as we would have liked, but we continued to compete defensively. We will need to clean a few things up, but overall I was really pleased with the win today." On AJ Huston, "AJ has been really working hard in practice. He's been growing and improving so much. It is great to see all his hard work in practice translate in the games. AJ has a chance to be really special. I love his fire, competitiveness, and intensity he brings everyday."
Men's Basketball will travel on the road to take on Trine University, Wednesday December 5th. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00pm.