Women’s basketball 3rd in conference

Women’s basketball 3rd in conference

Feb. 6, 2019

Jackson College 54, Grand Rapids CC 53

GRAND RAPIDS -- In a hard fought game that came down to the final minutes, the Jackson College Jets women's basketball team defeated the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders Wednesday 54-53 there.

Guard Charyanna Pershay had another double-double for the night, scoring 18 points and nabbing 14 rebounds. Taylor Hutchinson scored 17 points for the Jets. The Raiders led up until the 3:09 mark of the third quarter when Arjanae Morgan had a field goal with an assist by Kristaun Boykins to tie the score 38-38. They moved ahead at the 1:30 mark on a three-pointer by Hutchinson, 42-40. They held the lead for the rest of the game despite a last-minute push in fourth by Grand Rapids, who came within 1 at the :47 mark, but could overtake the Jets.

The Jets are in third place after this game in the MCCAA Western Conference, behind Muskegon and Lake Michigan College.

Feb. 4, 2019

Jackson College 67, Kellogg Community College 60

BATTLE CREEK -- The Jackson College Jets overcame the Kellogg CC Bruins Monday, Feb. 4, 67-60 there.

Two Jets had big nights with double-doubles. Charyanna Pershay was high scorer with 31 points and with 10 rebounds. The only other Jet to score in double digits was Arjanae Morgan with 10 points as well as 10 rebounds.

Feb. 2, 2019

Muskegon Community College 63, Jackson College 62

The first and last quarters told the story for the Jackson College Jets in their one-point loss to Muskegon CC on Feb. 2.

Muskegon took the lead in the first quarter 19-11 at this home match for the Jets, while in the second and third quarters, the teams traded scores 15-18 and then 18-15. In the last quarter, the Jets tried with an 18-11 run, but came up short. They lost 63-62.

Arjanae Morgan was the leading scorer for the Jets with 13 points, following closely by Taylor Hutchinson with 12, Charyanna Pershay, 11, and Marissa Shaw, 10.

Jan. 25, 2019

Jackson College 70, Kalamazoo Valley CC 64

KALAMAZOO -- The Jackson College Jets women got a boost from three players with hot hands in their 70-64 win over Kalamazoo Valley there on Jan. 25.

Starter Arjanae Morgan had 16 points, while Taylor Hutchinson came off the bench to score 15 points and starter Charyanna Pershay scored 14, accounting to 45 of the team's 70 points. It was a close game with Kalamazoo Valley holding a narrow lead up until the last quarter; tied in the first, KVCC was up one at the half and two at the end of three. With a fourth quarter push of 20-12, the Jets came back for the win.

Jan. 20, 2019

Jackson College 89, Ancilla College 64

Jackson College women's basketball continues in a three-way tie for second place in the MCAAA Western Conference following a win Sunday, Jan. 20, against Ancilla College, 89-64.

Ancilla College took off on an early lead, up 12-17 in the first quarter. However, the Jets came back in the second 24-12 and led for the rest of the game. Guard/forward Charyanna Pershay was on fire, scoring 30 points for the Jets and going 14-17 from the floor and 2-5 from the free throw line. Guard Arjanae Morgan scored 21 points for the Jets with 8 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits were guards Taylor Hutchinson, 15, and Bre'Aira Burton, 10.

With the win, the Jets are 5-1 in the conference, tied also with Muskegon Community College and Lake Michigan College. They will face Kalamazoo Valley Community College there at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

Jan. 16, 2019

Jackson College 74, Lake Michigan College 81

Jackson College Jets women's basketball suffered their first loss of the conference season Wednesday, Jan. 16, 74-81 against Lake Michigan College.

Lake Michigan College got off to a lead in the first quarter, scoring 17-14 over the Jets. It was a tight game, with the Jets coming back in the second and third quarters 17-16 and 23-22, but Lake Michigan pulled ahead again in the final quarter, 26-20. Guard Arjanae Morgan was leading scorer for the Jets with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Also scoring in double digits were Marissa Shaw, 16, Bre'Aira Burton, 13, and Charyanna Pershay, 11.

With the loss, the Jets moved to 4-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference, 5-8 overall.

Jan. 12, 2019

Jackson College 75, Glen Oaks Community College 55

Jackson College Jets women's basketball continued their winning streak Saturday, Jan. 12, topping Glen Oaks Community College 75-55 in Centreville.

The Vikings of Glen Oaks took an early lead in the first quarter, outscoring the Jets by 20-12. Jackson came back to lead the next three quarters, 15-8, 23-13 and 25-14.

The Jets' Arjanae Morgan, guard, was leading scorer for the game with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Charyanna Pershay scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, while Bre-Aira Burton and Marissa Shaw scored 11 points each.          

With the win, the Jets are 4-0 in the MCCAA West.

Jan. 3, 2019

Jackson College 84, Muskegon Community College 75

The Jackson College Jets women's basketball team won their conference opener Thursday over Muskegon Community College, 84-75.

The Jets were down in the first two quarter for the game, but came back to lead in the third and had a big final quarter, scoring 29 points. Guard Arjanae Morgan was leading scorer with 21 points, going 7-14 from the floor with 4 rebounds. Guard Marissa Shaw scored 20 points with 5 rebounds. Also in double digits for the Jets were guard/forward Charyanna Pershay with 13 points and 14 rebounds, and guard Bre-Aira Burton with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

Jackson College 58, Grand Rapids Community College 39

The Jets women's basketball team got a big win over the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders in their second conference game Saturday, winning 58-39.

Leading scorers were guards Arjanae Morgan with 17 points and Marissa Shaw with 16 points. The Jets pulled ahead in the first quarter 16-5, but Grand Rapids held them in the second and third quarters, 9-9 and 10-14. The Jets came on strong in the final quarter, 23-11, for the win. Guard Charyanna Pershay also hit double digits, scoring 10 on the game.

The Jets women are 2-0 in the MCCAA Conference. They will face Lansing Community College on the road at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.