Local Sports Journal

An eight-point first quarter advantage helped the Western Michigan Christian girls to a 43-28 victory over Hart in a nonleague basketball game on Monday night.

The Warriors led 9-1 after one quarter and cruised from there.

Junior Alyssa Wright led the way with 10 points,  four steals,  four rebounds and three assists.  Jessica Knoll  chipped in with  nine points and five steals. Anneliese DeKam and Lindsey Johnson each tossed in eight points. Johnson also grabbed eight rebounds.

“We built on several of the positives from a much better effort Friday night.  Our defensive awareness and effort continues to improve and that resulted in 23 steals as a team,” WMC coach Glenn Karsten said. “I like how we moved the ball and looked for each other.  Our 14 assists on 20 baskets reflect that team play.  We certainly have some things to continue to work on, but I see the girls playing with much more confidence. “

Baylee Draper had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Anna Hertzler had eight points and five rebounds for the Pirates.