JACKSON—The Muskegon Community College Women’s basketball team traveled to Jackson College on Saturday for a conference match-up and came home with a come from behind 65-62 win.

The Jayhawks trailed through three quarters but then came on strong in the fourth quarter to obtain their third conference win, over Jackson that was already 4-0 in the conference.

MCC trailed after the first ten minutes of play 17-16.

The Lady Jayhawks took a halftime lead of 33-31, as they outscored Jackson 17-14 in the second stanza.

Jackson College took command in the third quarter, outscoring the Jayhawks in the quarter 20-9 to take a 51-42 entering the final ten minutes of play.

MCC trailed by twelve points with 8:00 minutes left in the game and then sparked a run to take the lead, as they racked up a 23-11 fourth quarter scoring advantage over Jackson College.

I am proud of the girls,” said Jayhawks head coach Jason Cooper. “They didn’t quit and they played through adversity through the fourth quarter to not give up.”

Julia Tierman (Mona Shores) led the Jayhawks offense with 16 points, 4 steals and 2 assists. She was followed by Suzan Sisman (Marselisborg) with 15 points. Mariah Pringle (Brethren) chipped in with 12 points and a team leading 9 rebounds, while Ally Sieber (Reeths-Puffer) tossed in 10 points and hauled down 8 rebounds.

The Jayhawks improve to 9-1 overall and are a prefect 3-0 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference. MCC will take the court again on Monday, January 17 on the road at Mid-Michigan with a 5:30 pm start time