The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and downed Mott Community College 77-70 on Saturday.LSJ Logo incert

MCC pulled ahead for good with a 30-14 advantage in the third quarter. The Jayhawks sealed the victory by hitting key free throws down the stretch.

“At halftime, I was almost at a loss for words,” said MCC Coach Amanda Parker. “This was not the team I had been coaching the past nine games – no effort, no energy, poor defensively, and zero communication. So, we made some changes and I told them we needed to make a surge in the third quarter.

“Mott was getting in the paint entirely too easy. We had to switch to our zone defense to save some legs and force Mott to take shots from the perimeter.”

Camaryia Williams paced the Jayhawks with 19 points and six steals. Kaylie Caverly added 16 points and 13 rebounds, Jene’a Matthews had 20 rebounds and Morgan Giddings added six assists and five steals.