Western Michigan Christian senior Kyla Wiersema had a unforgettable night in the Warriors’ 58-46 win over Muskegon Heights on Thursday.

After getting two quick fouls and sitting the majority of the first quarter, Wiersema poured in 35 points and had eight rebounds and a pair of blocks in the Warrior win.

“She is really turning into a great competitor,” said WMC Coach Jeremy Goorman about Wiersema’s night. “You could see her determination after getting into foul trouble that she was going to do something big.”

Wiersema came out of the gate in the second quarter and scored 12 of the Warriors 18 points.

“We fed off her energy and played much better defense in the second quarter,” said Goorman. “I was glad to see the underclassmen step up their game too.”

The Warriors struggled early on, falling behind 17-11 after the opening eight minutes. But WMC surged back and held the Tigers to just five second-quarter points to take a 29-23 lead into the break.

Muskegon Heights was led by Tyveonna Davis who scored 16 of her 26 points in the first half. Taneslah Noclen chipped in 10 points.

WMC was also paced by Libby Mast with eight points and nine rebounds  and Kate Derdowski with eight points. Freshamn Lexie Daget led the Warriors in steals with four.

WMC next plays against Newaygo at home on January 4 while the Tigers head to Ottawa Hills on the same date.