MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Community College Women’s basketball program hosted Lake Michigan Community College on Wednesday night and rolled up a convincing 66-42 victory over the Red Hawks.

The Jayhawks came into the game with a goal of taking care of business on their end, and hoping for the chance to play in next week’s MCAA Women’s Championship game.

Jayhawks’ coach Jason Cooper might have felt his nerves jangling a bit in the first half as the Red Hawks kept the score close in the first half.

But the Jayhawks forged an 18-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, and then outscored the Red Hawks by three, 18-15 in the second 10 minutes for a 36-32 edge at the half.

Cooper’s nerves were soothed in the second half, which the Jayhawks totally dominated. The Jayhawks outscored the Red Hawks, 22-8 in the third period to build a commanding 58-40 lead. They finished the game with an 8-2 fourth quarter.

“It was a great win tonight,” said Cooper. “The first half was a defensive battle. We were able to put together a few runs in the second half to pull away.”

Suzan Sisman (Marselisborg) paced the Jayhawks with 19 points. Mariah Pringle (Brethren) scored 10 points, hauled down 16 rebounds and had three blocked shots. Trina Lewis (Reeths-Puffer) added 10 points, grabbed eight boards and had two steals.

Muskegon Community College improves to 21-4 overall and 25-3 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

The Jayhawks will take the court again on Monday, Feb. 28 at home against Schoolcraft College at 7 p.m.