MUSKEGON–Twin sisters Maddie Wiersema and Kyla Wiersema put on a show Tuesday night in the Western Michigan Christian girls basketball team’s convincing 73-49 victory over Calvin Christian on the road Tuesday night.
Maddie Wiersema scored 28 points on 14 of 22 shooting from the floor and hauled down 17 rebounds, while Kyla Wiersema dropped in 27 points and had six rebounds.
“Libby Mast is the gel of the team, and tonight she found the open girl,” Warriors head coach Jeremy Goorman said. “She finished with a double double in assists and rebounds.
“We switched Libby to (Macy) Vanbeek, who scored 15 points in the first half. Libby held her to two points the rest of the way. The key was to stay out of foul trouble, take care of the ball and get the ball to the bigs.
“We passed and moved the ball well against the press, and found a ton of transition baskets. Ashley Folkema is starting to find her groove scoring double digits in the last two games.”
Folkema scored 11 points, had 10 rebounds and dished out four assists. Mast ripped down 11 rebounds and passed for 10 assists.
The Warriors outscored Calvin Christian, 20-19 in the first quarter. But the Warriors gained separation from Calvin with a 16-9 second quarter, which gave them a 36-28 edge at the half.
WMC kept pulling away in the second half, outscoring Calvin, 21-5 in the third quarter and headed into the fourth quarter with a 57-33 lead. Both teams scored 16 points in the final period.
The Warriors improved their record to 8-3 overall and are scheduled to host Muskegon Heights in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference on Friday.