BEAR LAKE — Mason County Eastern’s girls basketball team made quick work of the Bear Lake Lakers in Friday night’s Western Michigan D League opener on the road, rolling to a big 42-16 win.

It leveled the Cardinals’ season record to 1-1 after a Tuesday night loss to Onekama, and cutting down on their turnovers was a big reason behind it.

“We played a much cleaner game than we did Tuesday,” said MCE head coach Jacob Smith. “We only committed seven turnovers, and we turned Bear Lake over often which led to some easy baskets in transition.”

Olivia Wing was particularly effective at the top of the Cardinals’ zone defense.

“She moved the ball well, and anticipated well,” Smith said. “It created 10 Bear Lake turnovers.”

The Cardinals established command of the game right off the bat, outscoring the Lakers, 17-2 in the first period and then out-pointing them in the second, 10-2 to cruise into the half with a 27-4 bulge.

Bear Lake managed to get a little more offensive production in the second half, but the Cardinals enjoyed a 15-12 advantage in the second 16 minutes.

Maria Gomez scored 14 points to lead the Cardinals on offense, followed closely by Janessa Alvesteffer with 13 and Wing who contributed eight.

The Cardinals (1-1, 1-0 WMD) are scheduled to host White Cloud in a non-conference game on Monday night.