MUSKEGON — Western Michigan Christian’s girls basketball team celebrated homecoming Friday night with a resounding 72-16 victory over Catholic Central in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.

The Warriors dominated from the get-go, outscoring the Crusaders, 20-5 in the first quarter. WMC outscored MCC, 22-5 in the second for a 42-10 lead at the half.

WMC allowed the Crusaders just two points in the third quarter while scoring 16 itself and cruised into the fourth period with a 58-12 lead. The Warriors had a 14-4 advantage in the final eight minutes.

Maddie Wiersema capped off the special festivities by being named Homecomng Queen.

“When we have the guards shooting well, we are a difficult team to stop,” WMC coach Jeremy Goorman said.

Lexie Dagett buried five 3-point shots and finished with 22 points to lead the Warriors. Ashley Folkema knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and added 10 points.

Kyla Wiersema scored 16 points and hauled down nine rebounds, while Maddie Wiersema had 15 points and 14 rebounds.

The Warriors improved their record to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference. WMC is next scheduled to see action on Monday, January 24 at Manistee

Catholic Central dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the Lakes 8. The Crusaders are next scheduled to play at Hesperia on Tuesday, January 25.

Check out photos from the matchup shot by Michael Banka.