Quick Hits 3/1

Zack Goodrow, Sports Editor

GVSU Men’s Basketball misses GLIAC title after winning finally weekend series 

After winning their final weekend series against Northwood (6-12), GVSU (12-6) fell short in winning the GLIAC. Wayne State won their final game of the season, placing GVSU as the second seed in the conference. Despite not winning the GLIAC, GVSU rallied at the end of their regular season. They won six out of their last seven games and scored a season high in points in their first matchup against Northwood.  

In their first game against Northwood, GVSU won 98-69. For the game, the Lakers shot an incredible 60.3% from the field and 19 of those shots came off assists. They also made 11 of their 21 attempted three pointers. Issac Gassman led the team with 24 points and four assists. Christian Negron had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jake Van Tubbergen added 17 points and Jordan Harris contributed another 13.  Ten Lakers scored during the game. 

In their final game of the regular season, GVSU beat Northwood 67-51. The Lakers had another great performance with their perimeter shooting, finishing the game with making 41.7% of their three point attempts. After falling behind in the first half, the Lakers went on a 9-0 run to capture the lead heading into the second half. They outscored Northwood by 14 points in the second period to secure their victory. Negron led the team with 18 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks. Gassman added another 14 points and five rebounds. Van Tubbergen finished with a double-double by scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 boards. 

GVSU Tennis falls to 1-4 on the year after losing to Hillsdale College

At Grand Rapids Racquet and Fitness, the GVSU men’s tennis team lost another close matchup. After losing their first three matches to begin the season, the tennis team won their first matchup of the year against the Walsh Cavaliers 6-1. The hopes of starting a winning streak fell short on Feb. 27 as the team lost on a 4-3 decision to Hillsdale College. 

GVSU fought hard the entire match. Jack Dausman and Martin Matov won the No. 1 doubles 6-3. Sean Miller and Kushan Shah added another victory in the No. 3 doubles with a score of 7-5. In the singles events, Miller won two matches at 6-3 and 6-0. Freddy Cossio also won his set by winning two matches at 6-3 and 6-4.  Dausman suffered a defeat in his singles match after winning his first set. Ignacio Morera-Lucas also lost his singles matchup in the third set.