NORTON SHORES–The Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team put on another strong first quarter showing on Tuesday to set the tone in their game against Whitehall where they buried the Vikings 58-35.

I love the fact that we’ve been scoring over 20 points in the first quarter,” said Coach Jeremy Goorman. “It puts the opposing team on their heels when we hit a high percentage to start the game.”

The Warriors took off early making a quick 11-0 scoring run to open up the game and increased their lead to 21-5 after the first quarter with Kyla Wiersema putting up 11 points in the opening quarter.

By the second quarter the pace was set and the Warriors were able to cruise into the halftime break with a 32-13 step over the Vikings.

Though the Vikings stepped up their scoring a notch in the third quarter it was far from enough and the Warriors again rolled with a lead into the final quarter of action where they continued to to outscore Whitehall 12-10 in the final eight minutes.

Wiersema had another excellent game for the Warriors scoring a game high 24 points and pulling down six rebounds. Lexi Daggett also hit for double digits with 15 points and five assists. 

The Warriors Libby Mast grabbed eight rebounds and scored six points while Maddie Folkema grabbed nine rebounds.

Charley Klint led Whitehall with nine points and six rebounds while Haley Carnes chipped in with seven points.

Western Michigan Christian climbs to 5-2 on the season and is 3-0 in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference. The Warriors are set to host a challenging Montague squad on Thursday in non-league play.

Whitehall drops to 3-8 and 2-4 in the WMC and will play host to the Oakridge Eagles on Thursday in conference action.