Newaygo’s Jaxi-Long used a 22-point fourth-quarter performance for a 61-54 win to top Western Michigan Christian and a 33-point night from Kyla Wiersema.
Long rallied the Lions back from a 44-33 fourth quarter deficit with three-straight treys in the last ninety seconds and went 8-of-8 at the free-throw line in the quarter to finish with 29 points.
The Warriors built their lead off 14-of-21 shooting from Wiersema in the field. The senior also grabbed 13 rebounds for WMC which led 14-6 after the first quarter and 30-20 at the break.
Newaygo defense capitalized with a diamond press against a WMC offense that struggled to find its first points in the fourth.
Emmerson Goodwin helped kept Newaygo alive through the first three quarters, finishing with 17 points.
WMC struggled at the free throw line down the stretch but freshman Lexie Daggett’s nine points and four assists kept the The Warriors edge till Long’s incredible comeback.