MUSKEGON — Braden Gustin and Chase Willer both hit career highs in points on Friday night and led the Muskegon Catholic Crusaders to a 70-53 nonleague basketball victory over Muskegon Heights.

Gustin tallied 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds, while Willer scored 21 points and added six rebounds.

Hunter Schrink had 13 points and eight rebounds, Sam Cartes had eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Bryan Convertini added six points and six assists.

The Crusaders led 33-26 at the half and increased their lead to 53-40 after three quarters.

“It was a great win for the Crusaders who came up empty in three hard fought games last season,” MCC coach Rob Recknagel said. “Every player that stepped on the floor tonight was ready to play and I couldn’t be more proud of their toughness and will to win. This win was all about toughness and heart.”

MCC improved to 2-2 while Muskegon Heights fell to 0-1.