LANSING, Mich- The Men's Basketball team was back at home for the final time saturday afternoon to take on Campbellsville Harrodsburg. The Crusaders honored Lance Adams and Quinton Howard before the start of the game. GLCC started off slow against the Tigers with the scored knotted up 21-21 with 8 minutes to play. The Crusaders used a 22-2 run over the next six minutes to take control of the game and would not relinquish the lead the rest of the game. The Crusaders were led by Jahmal Eggleston in the first half scoring, as well as Amir Huston Jr. great energy off the bench. The Crusaders went into the break up 47-33
In the second half the Crusaders allowed the Tigers to get some easy opportunities off second and third shots. Tigers pounding the offensive glass was the theme in the second half as they grabbed 14 second half offensive rebounds which allowed the Tigers to cut the Crusader lead to as little as four, but the Crusaders put the game away with free throws. Basit Seidu had a strong second half scoring 8 points. Jahamal Eggleston continued to attack the Tigers and finished with a career high 29 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Lance Adams chipped in 16 points and 4 assists in the 88-81 victory. The Crusaders now stand 17-9 on the season and have won five in a row.
Inside the Box Score:
- The Tigers outrebounded the Crusaders 48-42. The Tigers had 21 offensive rebounds for the game.
- The Crusaders forced the Tigers into 18 turnovers on 14 steals
- GLCC five players in double figures
- Isiah Reed stuffed the stat sheet again with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.
What Coach Says:
"We will take wins any way we can, and I'd rather us learn in wins rather than a loss. We have to do a better job finishing possessions. Giving up 21 offensive rebounds in the game is unacceptable. We also have to a better job at executing things down the stretch. We didn't handle our possessions well late today. I am excited for the week of practice for us to get better and refine some things as we head into playoffs in two weeks." On the seniors, "I am really thankful for our seniors Quinton Howard and Lance Adams. The impact they've had on our program is felt and I am very fortunate to have coached both of these guys this season. I look forward to how they impact this world for Christ in their next step after GLCC."
Men's Basketball will travel on the road to take on #23 Indiana Northwest of the NAIA on Friday February 15th. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00pm EST.