The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team entered the week with three big conference games on the schedule, and they handled the first with ease, downing Lansing Community College 61-44 on Monday.LSJ Logo incert

MCC led 30-21 at halftime and came out in the second half with an 18-4 run to take control of the contest.

“We knew coming into tonight, Lansing had some quick and athletic players and we could not overlook this game,” said MCC Coach Amanda Parker. “First half, we gave up too many offensive rebounds and had too many unforced turnovers. I thought the second half we really focused in and we did much better at both of these aspects.”

Camaryia Williams’ double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds led the Jayhawk effort. Kaylie Caverley scored 14 points and had three steals, Francesca Cerniglia added eight points and nine rebounds and Morgan Giddings had seven assists and six rebounds.

The Jayhawks improved to 16-4 overall and 6-1 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s Western Conference. They are tied for second place in the conference with Lake Michigan College, with each team a half game behind Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

MCC will visit Lake Michigan College on Wednesday, then host Kalamazoo Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m.

“Moving forward, we have two more games this week and they are both huge games,” Parker said. “We need to have good practices and make sure we are 100 percent ready.”