The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team had a close call on Saturday, but managed to pull out a 74-69 victory over Mid Michigan Community College in Mount Pleasant.

MCC led 25-14 after one quarter and 38-33 at halftime. The game was tied 64-64 with two minutes left and 69-69 a minute later, but the Jayhawks stole the victory with free throws down the stretch.

The Jayhawks improved to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the MCCAA Western Conference race. They are tied for first in the conference with Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Lake Michigan College.

“This was a big win for us,” said MCC Coach Amanda Parker. “This game had some highs and lows, but these kids never gave up. They believed in themselves and each other and that was awesome to see.”

Kalisa Williams led the MCC effort with 23 points, four steals and three assists. Camaryia Williams added 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. Bailey Freeland scored 16 points and Haven Johnston totaled 10 points and seven rebounds.