LocalSports Journal.com

MUSKEGON—Muskegon Community College Women’s basketball team hosted Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Monday evening and came away with a 87-46 win over the Cougars.

It was the fifth conference win of the season for the Jayhawks.

The Jayhawks had a little bit of a slow start allowing the Cougars to jump out to a 7-0 lead, but MCC quickly turned around and took care of business.

The Jayhawks jumped out by the end of the first quarter to a 21-14 lead.

MCC would outscore KVCC 18-10 in the second stanza and go into the halftime break with a 39-24 lead.

Any hopes the Cougars had of making a comeback were quickly dashed, as the Jayhawks came out of the halftime with one of their strongest third quarters of the year putting 27 points on the board compared to the Cougars 13 and took a commanding 66-37 lead into the fourth quarter.

MCC continued to rack up the points, scoring 21 in the final ten minutes of action, while holding KVCC to just 9 points.

It was a good all-around game tonight,” said Jayhawks head coach Jason Cooper. “We did good things offensively and defensively. We hope to keep the momentum going.”

Five Jayhawks hit for double figures led by Mariah Pringle (Brethren) and Suzan Sisman (Marselisborg) who each had a team high 17 points. Pringle hauled down a team high 13 rebounds, while dishing out 6 assists and having 6 blocked shots.

Joing Pringle and Sisman in double digits were Julia Tierman (Mona Shores) who tossed in 16 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and had 6 assists, Trina Lewis (Reeths-Puffer) chipped in with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and had 3 steals, and Karleigh Jeffries (Whitehall) scored 10 points to go with 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

MCC improves to 11-3 overall and is 5-2 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

The Jayhawks will take the court again on Wednesday, January 26 on the road to Lake Michigan Community College at 5:30 pm.