HOLTON — Western Michigan Christian’s girls basketball team made quick work of North Muskegon in Wednesday night’s Division 3 district semifinal, exploding out of the gates and rolling to a 62-18 victory.

Kyla Wiersema stepped up big time for the Warriors, and reached a personal milestone as well in surpassing 1,000 points for her high school career in helping WMC gain a berth in the district championship game Friday night opposite Hart.

Wiersema, who would finish the game with 20 points, and her twin sister Maddie Wiersema combined for 16 points in the first quarter as WMC opened the game on a 27-0 tear that put the Norsemen in bad straits right away.

“We played incredible defense in the first half,” Warriors head coach Jeremy Goorman said.

Indeed the Warriors did. They had a 27-0 lead after one, and outscored the Norsemen, 14-5 in the

second to build an insurmountable 41-5 lead.

The Warriors slowed things down in the third quarter, finishing the period with an 8-7 advantage and entered the fourth quarter with a 49-12 lead. WMC outscored the Norsemen, 13-6 in the final eight minutes.

“We had a few moments in the game to remember,” said North Muskegon head coach Sarah Knuth.

“One was freshman Kaylee Martin’s bounce passes that sliced through tight defensive coverage to meet her targeted teammates.

“The biggest highlight was when senior A’mya Todd entered the game with five minutes left in the fourth quarter and a running clock.

“A serious knee injury in August kept her off the court until late in the season. She and her three senior teammates enjoyed playing together for the last time. Todd had an assist to senior teammate Josee Cooke and recorded a foul before time ran out.”

Kyla Wiersema has had a senior year to remember, for the Warriors, and continued it on Wednesday.

“Her explosive play was on full display, snagging rebounds above the backboard,” Goorman said. “We are so proud of the way Kyla handled herself throughout her three years on varsity.

“She was a three-time First Team All-Conference player. She won back-to-back district championships, and is working to garner another.”

Kyla Wiersema also has the school single season record scoring average of 24 points per game.

In addition to her 20 points to lead the Warriors, she also had six rebounds and four steals. Lexie Daggett added 13 points and Maddie Wiersema had 10.Allie Jensen led the Norsemen with six points. Cooke added five points, hauled down five rebounds and had four blocked shots.

Western Michigan Christian is on a seven-game winning streak and takes a 16-4 record into Friday night’s district championship game against Hart.

North Muskegon finished the season 4-18.