Grand Rapids, MI — Jerell Sanders and Bradley Whitby joined the Grand Rapids Danger on the floor for the first time this season and the Danger beat the Oakland County Cowboys 145-110 Saturday night at Grace Bible College in ABA action.

Coming off last Saturday’s tough loss to Flint, all 12 players for the Danger scored at least six points as coach Chuck Johnson’s squad moves to 9-4 on the season.

Jerell Sanders, GR Danger
Jerell Sanders, GR Danger

Sanders, who played with the Grand Rapids Drive last season at different times, led the charge with some ferocious dunks and scored a team-high 18 points. Matt Stoll(17), Derek Brooks(15), Aaron Carter(15), Kulawndie Saunders(14), Duke Mondy(13) and Joey Pelak(10) all scored in double-figures for the Danger.

Mondy, aka Friar Grizz, is known locally for his play at Grand Rapids Catholic Central before moving on to Providence College and Oakland University. In his third game with the Danger, he played some point guard in the absence of Mario Smith. Smith is no longer with the team.

Grand Rapids wasted no time taking control of the game as they started the game in a full court press. Although the Cowboys were able to break the press behind the skills of Blake McCoy and his 12 first quarter points, the Danger was able to hold the rest of the Oakland squad to 14 points and took a 31-26 lead behind Hatchett and Saunders. Brooks took the control of the game in the second, scoring 12 of his 15 points as GR took a 75-49 halftime lead after a 44-point quarter.

After the break, the Danger held McCoy to only six points, but Cowboys forward Andre Anderson scored 16 in the second half to keep the Cowboys alive and GR interested as the quarter ended, 110-76. GR scored 35 points each in the third and fourth quarters.

McCoy finished with a game-high 27 points and Anderson added 23. Rashard Anders(21), Scott Rogers(17) and Moses Sullivan(12) all reached double-digits for the Cowboys.

Grand Rapids returns home next Saturday at 6pm to host the Kalamazoo Pure at Grace Bible College. Both teams should be ranked in the ABA Top 10 by game time. You can listen to the live broadcast here.