MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team won its rematch against Southwestern Michigan College on Wednesday.

The Jayhawks got the win over the Roadrunners, 61-44.

“This was an important game for us tonight,” said MCC coach Jason Cooper. “We lost earlier this season against them and tonight this was a test to see if we have improved. I’m proud of how the team responded.”

The Jayhawks fell behind 22-16 after the first quarter, but tightened up on both ends of the court. The deficit was reduced to 31-29 at the half.

The momentum continued into the second half and the Jayhawks snagged a 46-37 lead after the third quarter. The Jayhawks had a scoring advantage of 32-13 in the second half. 

Eight out of 10 Jayhawks recorded points in the victory.

Karleigh Jeffries led with a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kendall Zoulek added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Emmerson Goodin had 11 points and five rebounds. 

Muskegon Community College (7-4) will travel to Port Huron on Saturday to face St. Clair County Community College.