Western Michigan Christian boys’ comeback falls short against Holland Christian

Local  Sports Journal

The Western Michigan Christian Warriors made a strong second-half run, but fell short in a 42-31 loss to the Holland Christian Maroons on Tuesday night.

The first half saw the host Warriors fall behind double digits, but battled back to within four points in the third quarter.

Kyle Steigenga led Holland Christian with 21 points, including 18 in the opening half. That total included four thunderous dunks. He was the lone Maroon to finish in double figures.

WMC was led by Bernard Smith with 10 points and sophomore Nate Dugener came off the bench to score nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.

Jacob Ray led the Warriors (7-3) with six rebounds.

“Against a team like this, they magnify your mistakes,” WMC coach Kyle Mastenbrook said. “We were slow into our sets and they attacked us. They just didn’t let us set up in something.”

 

Holland Christian 42, Western Michigan Christian 31

HOLLAND CHRISTIAN
Jared Dykstra 2 0-0 6, Nick Hill 0 0-0 0, Nathan Walters 2 0-0 5, Kyle Steigenga 8 3-4 21, Sam VanderSluis 3 0-0 6, Josh Maas 1 0-0 2, Justin Dykgraaf 0 0-2 0, Max Wierda 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 3-6 42.

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
Alex Rop 1 0-0 2, Jared Varnado 1 2-5 4, Jacob Ray 2 0-0 4, Bernard Smith 4 2-4 10, James Godwin 1 0-0 2, Nate Dugener 3 0-0 9.  Totals 12 4-9 31.

Holland Chr. 12 – 14 – 6 – 10 – 41
WM Christian 4 – 6 – 12 – 9 – 32

3-pointers: Dykstra (2), Steigenga (2), Walters. Dugener (3). Fouled out: none. Technicals: none. JV: Holland Christian 57-43. A: 200.

 

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